Streams
SPECIES LISTED PREFERRED SEASONS COMMENTS

American Bittern

E

 

Sp,Su

Slow streams with open water and tall vegetation.

American Woodcock

   

Sp,Su

Streambanks to feed for earthworms

Beaver

 

Yes

 

Small to large streams with fairly flat topography and adequate food (alder, aspen, willow, birch, maple).

Belted Kingfisher

   

Sp,Su

Prefers streams with banks and fish.

Big Brown Bat

 

Yes

Sp,Su,F

Forages over wetlands for insects.

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

   

Sp,Su

Streamside thickets.

Bog Turtle

E

   

Slow, clear meadow streams with mucky bottoms and ample grassy or mossy cover.

Bullfrog

     

Large, slow-moving streams with emergent vegetation.

Dark-eyed Junco

   

ALL

Stream edges.

Eastern Box Turtle

SC

   

Young may inhabit slow streams.

Eastern Pipistrelle

 

Yes

Sp,Su,F

Forages over wetlands for insects.

Eastern Ribbon Snake

 

Yes

 

Stream edges with cover.

Ermine

     

Travels near streams.

Gray Catbird

   

Sp,Su

Shrubby areas near streams.

Great Blue Heron

   

Sp,Su

Shallow , slow water.

Green Frog

 

Yes

 

Inhabits large and small streams year round; overwinters underwater; may be active on warm winter days.

Hoary Bat

   

Sp,Su,F

Forages over wetlands for insects.

Hooded Merganser

   

Sp,Su

Wooded streams with little human activity.

Indiana Myotis

E,FE

 

Sp,Su,F

Forages over wetlands for insects.

Indigo Bunting

   

Sp,Su

Brushy vegetation, especially along streams.

Keen's Myotis

 

Yes

Sp,Su,F

Forages over wetlands for insects.

Leopard Frog

     

Slow, shallow streams.

Little Brown Myotis

 

Yes

Sp,Su,F

Forages over wetlands for insects; males seek roots along streams.

Louisiana Waterthrush

   

Sp,Su

Swift water with moss covered logs and thick undergrowth.

Mink

 

Yes

 

Travels along streambanks; may den in banks.

Moose

     

Larger, slow streams with aquatic vegetation.

Musk Turtle

     

Slow streams with muddy bottom;

Muskrat

     

Slow-moving streams.

Northern Dusky Salamander

 

Yes

 

Cool running water.

Northern Oriole

   

Sp,Su

Along streams.

Northern Spring Salamander

SC

Yes

 

Clear, cold running water.

Northern Two-lined Salamander

 

Yes

 

Alkaline streams for breeding; in winter may remain active underwater or in adjacent frozen soil.

Northern Water Snake

     

Overhanging branches and sun preferred.

Olive-sided Flycatcher

   

Sp,Su

Along wooded streams.

Painted Turtle

     

Eggs laid in high banks; inhabits slow streams.

Pickerel Frog

     

Clear streams.

Raccoon

     

Seeks crayfish.

Red Bat

   

Sp,Su,F

Forages over wetlands for insects.

Red-spotted Newt

     

Pools in shallow streams; may overwinter in streams.

River Otter

 

Yes

 

Larger streams.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

   

Sp,Su

Seeks flowers, especially red ones.

Short-tailed Shrew

     

Streambanks.

Silver-haired Bat

 

Yes

Sp,Su,F

Forages over wetlands for insects.

Small-footed Myotis

SC

 

Sp,Su,F

Forages over wetlands for insects.

Smoky Shrew

     

Typically near streams with mossy banks.

Snapping Turtle

     

Larger streams with muddy banks or bottoms; may lay eggs in banks.

Spotted Salamander

     

May inhabit burrows in streambanks.

Spotted Turtle

SC

   

May be found in small streams.

Water Shrew

SC

   

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

Winter Wren

   

Sp,Su

Thickets near wooded streams.

Wood Frog

     

Prefers backwaters of slow streams.

Wood Turtle

SC

Yes

 

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

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

   

Sp,Su

Streambanks with dense thickets.

Yellow-throated Vireo

   

Sp,Su

Borders of streams, avoids dense undergrowth.