TABLE C-6 Bird Species of Conservation Concern that Potentially Occupy Ridge-Top Habitats in the Mid-Atlantic Highlandsa

Common Name

Scientific Name

Statusb

Bald Eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

MD-T

Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus

MD-I, VA-T, PA-E

Northern Goshawk

Accipter gentilis

MD-E

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Contopus cooperi

MD-E

Alder Flycatcher

Empidonx alnorum

MD-I, VA-SC

Sedge Wren

Cistothorus platensis

MD-E, VA-SC, PA-E

Winter Wren

Troglodytes troglodytes

VA-SC

Appalachian Bewick’s Wren

Thyromanes bewickii altus

VA-E

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Regulus satrapa

VA-SC

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Sitta canadensis

VA-SC

Blackburnian Warbler

Dendroica fusca

MD-T

Blackpoll Warbker

Dendroica striata

PA-E

Magnolia Warbler

Dendroica magnolia

VA-SC

Swainson’s Warbler

Limnothlypis swainsonii

MD-E, VA-SC

Mourning Warbler

Oporornis philadelphia

MD-E, VA-SC

Nashville Warbler

Vermivora ruficapilla

MD-I

Hermit Thrush

Catharus guttatus

VA-SC

Red Crossbill

Loxia curvirostra

VA-SC

aWV has no statutes requiring the development of State Endangered and Threatened species lists.

bMD = Maryland, PA = Pennsylvania, VA = Virginia, E = Endangered, T = Threatened, SC = “Species of Special Concern”, I = “In Need of Conservation.”

SOURCES: VA (Roble 2006), MD (MDDNR 2003), PA (PAGC 2006).

BIRD SPECIES OF CONCERN FOR THE MID-ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS

Concern exists regarding the status of a number of bird species potentially occurring in the Mid-Atlantic Highlands. Table C-5 contains a list of neotropical-migrant bird species and Table C-6 contains a list of bird species of conservation concern. Because such species should receive careful attention when considering the impacts of a proposed wind-energy facility for the Mid-Atlantic Highlands. These lists should be updated as the status of these and other species changes.



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