Rivers
SPECIES LISTED PREFERRED SEASONS COMMENTS

Bald Eagle

E,FT

Yes

ALL

Large water bodies with fish; large living trees near shore; currently only at one site on CT River in our region.

Bank Swallow

   

Sp,Su

Skims water surface for insects.

Barn Swallow

   

Sp,Su

Skims water surface for insects.

Beaver

 

Yes

ALL

Requires adequate food: alder, aspen, willow, birch, maple.

Belted Kingfisher

   

Sp,Su

Fishes in rivers.

Big Brown Bat

   

Sp,Su,F

Skims water surface for insects.

Black Duck

   

Sp,Su

 

Bullfrog

   

ALL

Slow-moving waters with emergent vegetation.

Canada Goose

   

ALL

 

Common Goldeneye

   

W

CT River only.

Common Merganser

   

W

 

Eastern Pipistrelle

   

Sp,Su,F

Skims water surface for insects.

Great Blue Heron

   

Sp,Su

Shallow , slow water.

Green Frog

 

Yes

ALL

In winter overwinters underwater; may be active on warm winter days.

Green-backed Heron

   

Sp,Su

Shallow water, with vegetation.

Herring Gull

   

ALL

 

Hoary Bat

   

Sp,Su,F

Skims water surface for insects.

Hooded Merganser

   

Sp,Su

Tolerates little human activity.

Indiana Myotis

E,FE

 

Sp,Su,F

Skims water surface for insects.

Keen's Myotis

   

Sp,Su,F

Skims water surface for insects.

Little Brown Myotis

   

Sp,Su,F

Skims water surface for insects.

Mallard

   

ALL

 

Mink

 

Yes

ALL

Travels along banks.

Moose

   

Sp,Su

Feeds on aquatic vegetation.

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

   

Sp,Su

Skims water surface for insects.

Northern Spring Salamander

SC

Yes

ALL

Clear, cold running water.

Northern Two-lined Salamander

 

Yes

ALL

May use edges of rivers to lay eggs; may actively winter underwater or in adjacent frozen soil.

Northern Water Snake

   

Sp,Su,F

Overhanging branches and sun preferred.

Osprey

   

Sp,Su

Fishes in rivers; rare.

Purple Martin

   

Sp,Su

Skims water surface for insects.

Raccoon

 

Yes

ALL

Seeks crayfish.

Red Bat

   

Sp,Su,F

Skims water surface for insects.

Ring-necked Duck

   

W

CT River only.

River Otter

 

Yes

ALL

 

Silver-haired Bat

   

Sp,Su,F

Skims water surface for insects.

Small-footed Myotis

SC

 

Sp,Su,F

Skims water surface for insects.

Snapping Turtle

   

ALL

Prefers muddy banks and bottoms; may lay eggs in banks.

Spotted Sandpiper

 

Yes

Sp,Su

 

Star-nosed Mole

   

ALL

Forages along wet ground.

Stinkpot

   

ALL

Slow rivers with muddy bottoms.

Tree Swallow

   

Sp,Su

Skims water surface for insects.

Water Shrew

SC

 

ALL

Cold water; also uses banks with overhanging cover or tree roots.

Wood Turtle

SC

Yes

ALL

Slow waters with sandy bottoms, snags in water, and overhanging vegetation; hibernates in banks or under woody debris in water.