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Special Status Species

Threatened and Endangered Species List

Birds
California condor (Gymnogyps californianus, Endangered)
Mexican spotted owl (Strix occidentalis lucida, Threatened)
Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus, Endangered)
Yellow-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus occidintalis, Candidate)
 
Fish
Virgin River chub (Gila seminude, Endangered)
Woundfin (Plagopterus argentissimus, Endangered)
 
Plants
Dwarf bearclaw-poppy (Arctomecon humilis, Endangered)
Holmgren milkvetch (Astragalus holmgreniorum, Endangered)
Shivwits milkvetch (Astragalus ampullarioides, Endangered)
Siler pincushion cactus (Pediocactus sileri, Threatened)
 
Reptiles
Desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii, Threatened)
 
 
NOTE: The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus, formerly a Threatened species), is a common winter visitor to Washington County and was formally delisted in early 2007. The delisting was a nationally significant success story.

Photos of T & E Species