Cattail Marshes
SPECIES LISTED PREFERRED SEASONS COMMENTS

 Virginia Rail

 

Yes

Sp,Su

Berkshire County only.

American Bittern

E

Yes

Sp,Su

Requires little human disturbance.

Big Brown Bat

 

Yes

Sp,Su,F

Forages over wetlands for insects.

Bullfrog

     

Eggs laid in deep water; hibernates in mud underwater.

Common Moorhen

SC

Yes

Sp,Su

Requires some open water.

Common Snapping Turtle

     

May hibernate in mud or debris underwater or in muskrat holes; prefers open water.

Common Yellowthroat

   

Sp,Su

 

Eastern American Toad

   

Sp

Lays eggs in water near emergent vegetation.

Eastern Pipistrelle

 

Yes

Sp,Su,F

Forages over wetlands for insects.

Fowler's Toad

   

Sp

Lays eggs in water near emergent vegetation.

Gray Treefrog

   

Sp

Eggs attached to vegetation near water's surface.

Green-backed heron

   

Sp,Su

 

Hoary Bat

   

Sp,Su,F

Forages over wetlands for insects.

Indiana Myotis

E,FE

 

Sp,Su,F

Forages over wetlands for insects.

Keen's Myotis

 

Yes

Sp,Su,F

Forages over wetlands for insects.

Least Bittern

E

Yes

Sp,Su

Requires little human disturbance.

Little Brown Myotis

 

Yes

Sp,Su,F

Forages over wetlands for insects.

Marsh Wren

 

Yes

Sp,Su

Large marshes with tall emergents.

Muskrat

 

Yes

 

Cattails are staple food; requires stable water levels.

Northern Leopard Frog

     

May breed in marshes; may hibernate underwater.

Red Bat

   

Sp,Su,F

Forages over wetlands for insects.

Red-spotted Newt

     

Breeds and overwinters in water with submerged vegetation.

Red-winged Blackbird

 

Yes

Sp,Su

 

Ring-necked Duck

   

Sp,Su

 

Silver-haired Bat

 

Yes

Sp,Su,F

Forages over wetlands for insects.

Small-footed Myotis

SC

 

Sp,Su,F

Forages over wetlands for insects.

Sora

 

Yes

Sp,Su

 

Spring Peeper

   

Sp

Eggs laid in water on vegetation.

Swamp Sparrow

 

Yes

Sp,Su

Prefers cattail mixed with other vegetation.

Willow Flycatcher

   

Sp,Su

Cattails with some shrubs.