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Canadian Species at Risk

Table 8

Species assessed by COSEWIC and found to be in the Not at Risk category, with range of occurrence (by province, territory or ocean) and date of last assessment. Note that species in the Not at Risk category will normally only be reassessed if new information suggests that the species is at risk (Extirpated, Endangered, Threatened or Special Concern), or Extinct (148 species).

Not at Risk Category

Mammals (43)

Taxon/ Assessment DetailsCommon NameScientific NamePopulation NameRange of OccurrenceAssessment Date
∆    P Badger taxus subspecies, American Taxidea taxus taxus AB SK MBMay 2000
      ↔ Bear, American Black Ursus americanus YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS NLApril 1999
∆    ↔ Caribou, Woodland Rangifer tarandus caribouNewfoundland populationNLMay 2002
      ↔ Cottontail pinetis subspecies, Nuttall's Sylvilagus nuttallii pinetis AB SKApril 1994
∆  Dolphin, Atlantic White-sided Lagenorhynchus acutus Atlantic Ocean April 1991
∆  Dolphin, Bottlenose Tursiops truncatus Atlantic Ocean April 1993
∆  Dolphin, Common Delphinus delphis Pacific Ocean Atlantic OceanApril 1991
∆  Dolphin, Northern Right Whale Lissodelphis borealis Pacific Ocean April 1990
∆  Dolphin, Pacific White-sided Lagenorhynchus obliquidens Pacific Ocean April 1990
∆  Dolphin, Risso's Grampus griseus Pacific Ocean Atlantic OceanApril 1990
∆  Dolphin, Striped Stenella coeruleoalba Pacific Ocean Atlantic OceanApril 1993
∆  Dolphin, White-beaked Lagenorhynchus albirostris Atlantic Ocean April 1998
      √ Gopher, Plains Pocket Geomys bursarius MBApril 1998
∆    ↔ Lynx, Canada Lynx canadensis YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS NLMay 2001
∆  Porpoise, Dall's Phocoenoides dalli Pacific Ocean April 1989
∆  Sea Lion, California Zalophus californianus BC Pacific OceanApril 1987
∆  Seal Pacific subspecies, Harbour Phoca vitulina richardsi BC Pacific OceanApril 1999
∆  Seal, Bearded Erignathus barbatus NL Arctic Ocean Atlantic OceanApril 1994
∆  Seal, Grey Halichoerus grypus QC NB PE NS NL Atlantic OceanApril 1999
∆  Seal, Hooded Cystophora cristata Arctic Ocean Atlantic OceanApril 1986
∆  Seal, Northern Elephant Mirounga angustirostris BC Pacific OceanApril 1986
∆  Seal, Northern Fur Callorhinus ursinus BC Pacific OceanApril 1996
∆  Seal, Ringed Phoca hispida NL Arctic Ocean Atlantic OceanApril 1989
∆  Squirrel, Cascade Mantled Ground Spermophilus saturatus BCApril 1992
∆  Squirrel, Fox Sciurus niger MB ONApril 1979
∆  Walrus, Atlantic Odobenus rosmarus rosmarusEastern Arctic populationNU MB ON QC NL Arctic OceanApril 1987
      √ Weasel, Prairie Long-tailed Mustela frenata longicauda AB SK MBApril 1993
∆  Whale, Baird's Beaked Berardius bairdii Pacific Ocean April 1992
∆    ↔ Whale, Beluga Delphinapterus leucasEastern Beaufort Sea populationNT Arctic OceanMay 2004
∆  Whale, Blainville's Beaked Mesoplodon densirostris Atlantic Ocean April 1989
∆  Whale, Cuvier's Beaked Ziphius cavirostris Pacific Ocean Atlantic OceanApril 1990
∆  Whale, False Killer Pseudorca crassidens Pacific Ocean April 1990
∆  Whale, Hubbs' Beaked Mesoplodon carlhubbsi Pacific Ocean April 1989
∆    √ Whale, Humpback Megaptera novaeangliaeWestern North Atlantic populationArctic Ocean Atlantic OceanMay 2003
∆  Whale, Long-finned Pilot Globicephala melas Atlantic Ocean April 1994
∆  Whale, Northern Bottlenose Hyperoodon ampullatusDavis Strait populationArctic Ocean Atlantic OceanApril 1993
∆  Whale, Pygmy Sperm Kogia breviceps Pacific Ocean Atlantic OceanApril 1994
∆  Whale, Short-finned Pilot Globicephala macrorhynchus Pacific Ocean April 1993
∆  Whale, Sperm Physeter macrocephalus Pacific Ocean Atlantic OceanApril 1996
∆  Whale, Stejneger's Beaked Mesoplodon stejneri Pacific Ocean April 1989
∆  Whale, True's Beaked Mesoplodon mirus Atlantic Ocean April 1989
∆  Wolf, Northern Grey Canis lupus occidentalis YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NLApril 1999
∆  Wolf, Southern Grey Canis lupus nubilus BCApril 1999

Birds (35)

Taxon/ Assessment DetailsCommon NameScientific NamePopulation NameRange of OccurrenceAssessment Date
      √ Bluebird, Eastern Sialia sialis AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NSApril 1996
∆    ↔ Chat auricollis subspecies, Yellow-breasted Icteria virens auricollisPrairie populationAB SKNovember 2000
∆  Coot, American Fulica americana YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NSApril 1991
∆  Cormorant, Double-crested Phalocrocorax auritus YT NT BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NLApril 1978
∆  Crane tabida subspecies, Sandhill Grus canadensis tabida BC MB ONApril 1979
∆  Eagle, Bald Haliaeetus leucocephalus YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NLApril 1984
      ↔ Eagle, Golden Aquila chrysaetos YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NLApril 1996
      ↔ Falcon, Prairie Falco mexicanus BC AB SKApril 1996
∆  Flycatcher, Grey Empidonax wrightii BCApril 1992
∆  Goshawk atricapillus subspecies, Northern Accipiter gentilis atricapillus YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NLApril 1995
∆  Grebe, Red-necked Podiceps grisegena YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NS NLApril 1982
      ↔ Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus YT NT NU BC AB SK ON QC PE NS NLApril 1987
∆  Harrier, Northern Circus cyaneus YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NLApril 1993
      √ Hawk, Cooper's Accipiter cooperii BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NSApril 1996
∆  Hawk, Red-tailed Buteo jamaicensis YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NLApril 1995
∆  Hawk, Rough-legged Buteo lagopus YT NT NU BC MB ON QC NLApril 1995
      ↔ Hawk, Sharp-shinned Accipiter striatus YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NLApril 1997
∆  Loon, Common Gavia immer YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NLApril 1997
∆  Loon, Yellow-billed Gavia adamsii YT NT NU BC AB MB QCApril 1997
∆  Merlin Falco columbarius YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NLApril 1985
∆  Owl, Boreal Aegolius funereus YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NLApril 1995
      √ Owl, Great Grey Strix nebulosa YT NT BC AB SK MB ON QCApril 1996
∆  Owl, Northern Hawk Surnia ulula YT NT BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NLApril 1992
∆  Owl, Snowy Bubo scandiaca YT NT NU MB QC NLApril 1995
      √ Pelican, American White Pelecanus erythrorhynchos BC AB SK MB ONApril 1987
∆  Screech-Owl, Eastern Megascops asio SK MB ON QC NBApril 1986
      √ Sparrow, Baird's Ammodramus bairdii AB SK MBApril 1996
∆  Sparrow, Nelson's Sharp-tailed Ammodramus nelsoni BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NSApril 1998
      √ Swan, Trumpeter Cygnus buccinator YT NT BC AB SK ONApril 1996
      ↔ Tern, Black Chlidonias niger NT BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NSApril 1996
      √ Tern, Caspian Sterna caspia NT BC AB SK MB ON QC NLApril 1999
∆  Tern, Common Sterna hirundo NT AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NLApril 1998
      √ Warbler, Prairie Dendroica discolor ONApril 1999
∆  Wren, Canyon Catherpes mexicanus BCApril 1992
∆  Wren, Sedge Cistothorus platensis AB SK MB ON QC NBApril 1993