There are 34 bird species in Washington State that fall into one of the WDFW categories that represent species in peril.

SEVEN of these species are Endangered, the highest level of concern.

  • Upland Sandpiper

  • Marbled Murrelet

  • Snowy Plover

  • Streaked Horned Lark

  • Tufted Puffin

  • Sand Hill Crane

  • Northern Spotted Owl

FOUR species are considered Threatened the second highest level of concern.

  • Ferruginous Hawk

  • Greater Sage Grouse

  • American White Pelican

  • Columbia Sharp-tailed Grouse

ONE species is within the Sensitive category

  • Common Loon

and TWENTY-TWO species are considered State Candidate species, meaning they are being monitored closely for population changes and the potential need to be listed in the near future.

  • Northern Goshawk

  • Clark’s Grebe

  • Western Grebe

  • Golden Eagle

  • Sagebrush Sparrow

  • Burrowing Owl

  • Vaux’s Swift

  • Yellow-bellied Cuckoo

  • Pileated Woodpecker

  • Loggerhead Shrike

  • Lewis’ Woodpecker

  • Sage Thrasher

  • Flammulated Owl

  • Short-tailed Albatross

  • Brandt’s Cormorant

  • White-headed Woodpecker

  • Black-backed Woodpecker

  • Oregon Vesper Sparrow

  • Purple Martin

  • Cassin’s Auklet

  • Slender-billed White-Breasted Nuthatch

  • Common Murre

Follow this link to WDFW web site and check back often as we will provide updates to a imperiled bird species

WDFW Website