Threatened and endangered species

As the state’s 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.

A printable PDF version of the list is also available.

Species Category State Species Status Federal Species status
Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) Birds Sensitive
Common Loon (Gavia immer) Birds Sensitive
Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) Mammals Sensitive Endangered
Larch Mountain salamander (Plethodon larselli) Amphibians Sensitive
Margined sculpin (Cottus marginatus) Fish Sensitive
Olympic mudminnow (Novumbra hubbsi) Fish Sensitive
Pygmy Whitefish (Prosopium coulteri) Fish Sensitive