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Washington State Monitor List

State Monitor species are not considered Species of Concern, but are monitored for status and distribution. They are managed by the Department, as needed, to prevent them from becoming endangered, threatened, or sensitive.

The Wildlife Diversity Division maintains a State Monitor Species list that includes animal species for which we monitor status and distribution. Little is known about many of these species, but biologists are concerned about their well being.

  1. State Monitor Species are those that require management, survey, or data emphasis for one or more of the following reasons:
    1. They were classified as endangered, threatened, or sensitive within the previous five years.
    2. They require habitat that is of limited availability during some portion of their life cycle.
    3. They are indicators of environmental quality.
    4. There are unresolved taxonomic questions that may affect their candidacy for listing as endangered, threatened, or sensitive species.
  2. State Monitor Species will be managed by the Department, as needed, to prevent them from becoming endangered, threatened, or sensitive.
  3. Species already classified in a category that provides adequate management emphasis, survey work, and data maintenance (e.g., game animals, game birds, furbearers, etc.) will not be designated as State Monitor Species.

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Species Status
Common Name  Scientific Name  Animal Type  State Federal
Afranius' duskywing Erynnis afranius Butterfly and Moth SM none
American Badger Taxidea taxus Mammal SM none
American painted lady Vanessa virginiensis Butterfly and Moth SM none
Arctic Blue Agriades glandon Butterfly and Moth SM none
Arctic tern Sterna paradisaea Bird SM none
Ash-throated flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens Bird SM none
Astarte Fritillary Boloria astarte Butterfly and Moth SM none
Black oystercatcher Go to page
   Annual Report   Status Report  
Haematopus bachmani Bird SM none
Black swift
   Annual Report  
Cypseloides niger Bird SM none
Black tern Go to page
   Annual Report  
Chlidonias niger Bird SM none
Black-crowned night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax Bird SM none
Black-necked stilt Himantopus mexicanus Bird SM none
Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus Bird SM none
Boreal chickadee Poecile hudsonicus Bird SM none
Boreal owl Aegolius funereus Bird SM none
California sister Adelpha bredowii californica Butterfly and Moth SM none
Canyon Bat Parastrellus hesperus Mammal SM none
Cascades frog Rana cascadae Amphibian SM none
Caspian tern Sterna caspia Bird SM none
Chryxus arctic
   Recovery Plan
Oeneis chryxus chryxus Butterfly and Moth SM none
Columbia torrent salamander Rhyacotriton kezeri Amphibian SM none
Compton tortoiseshell
   Annual Report  
Abagrotis vittifrons Butterfly and Moth SM none
Cope's giant salamander Dicamptodon copei Amphibian SM none
Crowned tightcoil Pristiloma pilsbryi Mollusk SM none
Dall's porpoise Phocoenoides dalli Mammal SM none
Dog star skipper Polites sonora siris Butterfly and Moth SM none
Dreamy duskywing Erynnis icelus Butterfly and Moth SM none
Eastern tiger swallowtail
   Annual Report  
Papilio glaucus canadensis Butterfly and Moth SM none
Edith's copper Lycaena editha editha Butterfly and Moth SM none
Egleis fritillary Speyeria egleis mcdunnoughi Butterfly and Moth SM none
Forster's tern Sterna forsteri Bird SM none
Freya's fritillary Go to page
   Annual Report   Status Report   Recovery Plan
Boloria freija freija Butterfly and Moth SM none
Fringed myotis Myotis thysanodes Mammal SM none
Garita skipperling Oarisma garita Butterfly and Moth SM none
Grasshopper sparrow Ammodramus savannarum Bird SM none
Gray flycatcher Empidonax wrightii Bird SM none
Great blue heron Ardea herodias Bird SM none
Great egret Go to page Ardea alba Bird SM none
Great gray owl Strix nebulosa Bird SM none
Green heron Butorides virescens Bird SM none
Green-tailed towhee
   Annual Report   Status Report  
Pipilo chlorurus Bird SM none
Gyrfalcon Go to page
   Annual Report   Status Report  
Falco rusticolus Bird SM none
Harbor seal Phoca vitulina Mammal SM none
Hoary elfin
   Annual Report  
Incisalia polia obscura Butterfly and Moth SM none
Horned grebe Podiceps auritus Bird SM none
Hydaspe fritillary
   Annual Report   Status Report  
Speyeria hydaspe rhodope Butterfly and Moth SM none
Immaculate green hairstreak Callophrys affinus affinis Butterfly and Moth SM none
Juba skipper Hesperia juba Butterfly and Moth SM none
Kincaid's meadow vole Microtus pennsylvanicus kincaidi Mammal SM none
Labrador sulphur Colias nastes streckeri Butterfly and Moth SM none
Lesser goldfinch Spinus psaltria Bird SM none
Long-billed curlew Numenius americanus Bird SM none
Long-dash skipper Polites mystic ssp. Butterfly and Moth SM none
Long-legged myotis Myotis volans Mammal SM none
Lustrous copper Lycaena cuprea henryae Butterfly and Moth SM none
Meadow fritillary Boloria bellona ssp. Butterfly and Moth SM none
Melissa arctic Oeneis melissa beanii Butterfly and Moth SM none
Nevada skipper Hesperia nevada Butterfly and Moth SM none
Night snake
   Recovery Plan
Hypsiglena torquata Reptile SM none
Northern bog lemming
   Annual Report   Status Report  
Synaptomys borealis Mammal SM none
Northern cloudy wing
   Annual Report  
Thorybes pylades Butterfly and Moth SM none
Northern grasshopper mouse Onychomys leucogaster Mammal SM none
Northern waterthrush Seiurus noveboracensis Bird SM none
Olympic torrent salamander Rhyacotriton olympicus Amphibian SM none
Ord's kangaroo rat Dipodomys ordii Mammal SM none
Oreas anglewing
   Annual Report   Status Report  
Polygonia oreas Butterfly and Moth SM none
Oregon branded skipper Hesperia comma oregonia Butterfly and Moth SM none
Oregon floater
   Recovery Plan
Anodonta oregonensis Mollusk SM none
Oregon megomphix Megomphix hemphilli Mollusk SM none
Osprey
   Annual Report  
Pandion haliaetus Bird SM none
Pacific gopher snake Pituophis catenifer catenifer Reptile SM none
Pacific lamprey Lampetra tridentata Fish SM FCo
Pacific water shrew Sorex bendirii Mammal SM none
Paiute sculpin Cottus beldingi Fish SM none
Pale crescent Phyciodes pallidus barnesi Butterfly and Moth SM none
Pallid bat Antrozous pallidus Mammal SM none
Pasco pearl crescent
   Annual Report  
Phyciodes tharos pascoensis Butterfly and Moth SM none
Perdiccas checkerspot Go to page
   Annual Report   Status Report  
Euphydryas chalcedona perdiccas Butterfly and Moth SM none
Persius' duskywing
   Annual Report   Status Report  
Erynnis persius Butterfly and Moth SM none
Prairie falcon Falco mexicanus Bird SM none
Propertius' duskywing Go to page
   Annual Report  
Erynnis propertius Butterfly and Moth SM none
Puget sound silverspot Speyeria cybele pugetensis Butterfly and Moth SM none
Purplish Copper Lycaena helloides Butterfly and Moth SM none
Putnam's hairstreak Satyrium sylvinum putnami Butterfly and Moth SM none
Pygmy nuthatch Sitta pygmaea Bird SM none
Pygmy shrew Sorex hoyi Mammal SM none
Racer Coluber constrictor Reptile SM none
Red bat Lasiurus borealis Mammal SM none
Red-necked grebe Podiceps grisegena Bird SM none
Red-tailed chipmunk Tamias ruficaudus Mammal SM none
Reticulate sculpin
   Annual Report   Recovery Plan
Cottus perplexus Fish SM none
Riffle sculpin Cottus gulosus Fish SM none
Ringneck snake Diadophis punctatus Reptile SM none
Roadside skipper Amblyscirtes vialis Butterfly and Moth SM none
Ruddy copper Go to page
   Annual Report   Status Report   Recovery Plan
Lycaena rubida perkinsorum Butterfly and Moth SM none
Sagebrush vole Lemmiscus curtatus Mammal SM none
Salish Sucker Go to page
   Annual Report   Recovery Plan
Catostomus catostomus Fish SM none
Sand roller
   Annual Report  
Percopsis transmontana Fish SM none
Shaw Island Townsend's vole
   Recovery Plan
Microtus townsendii pugeti Mammal SM none
Short-horned lizard Phrynosoma douglasii Reptile SM none
Siuslaw sand tiger beetle
   Annual Report  
Cicindela hirticollus siuslawensis Other Insect SM none
Slimy sculpin Cottus cognatus Fish SM none
Snowy owl Nyctea scandiaca Bird SM none
Sonora skipper Polites sonora sonora Butterfly and Moth SM none
Southern alligator lizard Elgaria multicarinata Reptile SM none
Spotted bat Euderma maculatum Mammal SM none
Subartic bluenet dragonfly
   Annual Report   Status Report  
Coenagrion interrogatum Other Insect SM none
Subartic darner dragonfly Aeshna subartica Other Insect SM none
Swainson's hawk Buteo swainsoni Bird SM none
Sylvan hairstreak Satyrium sylvinum sylvinum Butterfly and Moth SM none
Tailed frog Go to page
   Annual Report  
Ascaphus truei Amphibian SM none
Tawny-edged skipper Polites themistocles Butterfly and Moth SM none
Thicket hairstreak Mitoura spinetorum spinetorum Butterfly and Moth SM none
Three-toed woodpecker Picoides tridactylus Bird SM none
Tiger salamander Ambystoma tigrinum Amphibian SM none
Turkey vulture
   Annual Report  
Cathartes aura Bird SM none
Viceroy Limenitis archippus lahontani Butterfly and Moth SM none
Western bluebird Sialia mexicana Bird SM none
Western floater Anodonta kennerlyi Mollusk SM none
Western Long-eared bat Myotis evotis Mammal SM none
Western pearlshell
   Annual Report  
Margaritifera falcata Mollusk SM none
Western ridgemussel
   Annual Report   Recovery Plan
Gonidea angulata Mollusk SM none
Western small-footed myotis
   Annual Report   Status Report  
Myotis ciliolabrum Mammal SM none
White salmon pocket gopher-Northern
   Annual Report  
Thomomys talpoides limosus Mammal SM none
Winged floater Anodonta nuttalliana Mollusk SM none
Woodhouse's toad Go to page
   Annual Report  
Anaxyrus woodhousii Amphibian SM none
Yellowpatch skipper
   Annual Report   Status Report  
Polites coras Butterfly and Moth SM none