Threatened and endangered species

As the state‚Äôs human population continues to grow, more fish and wildlife species have been put at risk by loss and fragmentation of critical habitat, disturbance and introduction of non-native species. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife oversees the listing and recovery of those species in danger of being lost in the state.

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Species Category State status Federal ESA status
Sandhill crane (Grus canadensis) Birds Endangered
Sandhill crane (greater) (Grus canadensis tabida) Birds Endangered
Sei whale (Balaenoptera borealis) Mammals Endangered Endangered
Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) Mammals Endangered Endangered
Streaked horned lark (Eremophila alpestris strigata) Birds Endangered Threatened
Taylor's checkerspot (Euphydryas editha taylori) Butterflies and moths Endangered Endangered
Tufted puffin (Fratercula cirrhata) Birds Endangered
Upland sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda) Birds Endangered
Western gray squirrel (Sciurus griseus) Mammals Endangered
Western snowy plover (Charadrius nivosus) Birds Endangered Threatened
Woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus) Mammals Endangered Endangered
Yellow-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) Birds Endangered Threatened