Shrub Swamps
SPECIES LISTED PREFERRED SEASONS COMMENTS

Alder Flycatcher

   

Sp,Su

Shrubs bordering bogs, swamps and marshes.

American Bittern

E

 

Sp,Su

Tall dense vegetation bordering slow streams.

American Redstart

   

Sp,Su

Willow-alder thickets along wetlands

Big Brown Bat

 

Yes

Sp,Su,F

Forages over wetlands for insects.

Black Bear

       

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

   

Sp,Su

Streamside thickets.

Bobcat

     

Cedar swamps; favors thick cover.

Canada Warbler

   

Sp,Su

Streamside thickets, cedar swamps

Carolina Wren

   

Sp,Su

Dense swampy thickets, especially along streams.

Common Redpoll

   

W

Erratic.  Feeds on alder and birch seeds.

Common Snipe

   

Sp,Su

Alder-willow swamps

Eastern American Toad

   

Sp,Su,F

 

Eastern Cottontail

 

Yes

   

Eastern Kingbird

   

Sp,Su

Shrubby banks of streams.

Eastern Pipistrelle

 

Yes

Sp,Su,F

Forages over wetlands for insects.

Eastern Ribbon Snake

   

Sp,Su,F

 

Fisher

     

Alder wetlands.

Four-toed Salamander

SC

   

Requires sphagnum for breeding; overwinters in root masses.

Gray Catbird

   

Sp,Su

Shrubby areas near streams.

Gray Treefrog

   

Sp,Su,F

 

Green Frog

   

Sp,Su,F

 

Hoary Bat

   

Sp,Su,F

Forages over wetlands for insects.

Hoary Redpoll

   

W

Erratic.  Feeds on alder and birch seeds.

Indiana Myotis

E,FE

 

Sp,Su,F

Forages over wetlands for insects.

Keen's Myotis

 

Yes

Sp,Su,F

Forages over wetlands for insects.

Lincoln's Sparrow

   

Sp,Su

Alder-willow thickets along wetlands; rare: 1 breeding record Florida, MA.

Little Brown Myotis

 

Yes

Sp,Su,F

Forages over wetlands for insects.

Louisana Waterthrush

   

Sp,Su

Fast water with thick undergrowth

Meadow Jumping Mouse

     

Willow-alder thickets near wetlands

Mink

     

Prefers forested wetlands with abundant cover.

Moose

       

Mountain Lion

     

Remote areas with deer; not confirmed in this region.

Mourning Warbler

SC

 

Sp,Su

Dense shrubs at edge of wetlands

Nashville Warbler

   

Sp,Su

Scattered trees among brush

New England Cottontail

 

Yes

   

Northern Black Racer

   

Sp,Su,F

 

Northern Brown Snake

   

Sp,Su,F

 

Northern Redbelly Snake

   

Sp,Su,F

 

Northern Water Snake

   

Sp,Su,F

Sunny basking sites needed.

Pine Siskin

   

Sp,Su

Alder thickets.

Red Bat

   

Sp,Su,F

Forages over wetlands for insects.

Red-winged Blackbird

   

Sp,Su

 

Ruffed Grouse

   

ALL

Alder thickets

Short-tailed Shrew

     

Shrub zone along edge of wetlands.

Silver-haired Bat

 

Yes

Sp,Su,F

Forages over wetlands for insects.

Small-footed Myotis

SC

 

Sp,Su,F

Forages over wetlands for insects.

Snapping Turtle

   

Sp,Su,F

Prefers muddy bottoms.

Snowshoe Hare

 

Yes

   

Song Sparrow

   

Sp,Su

Brushy swamps

Spotted Turtle

SC

   

May use in all seasons; hibernates under roots.

Spring Peeper

   

Sp,Su,F

 

Water Shrew

SC

   

Shrubby wetlands.

White-eyed Vireo

   

Sp,Su

Low shrubby vegetation for nesting and foraging.

Winter Wren

   

Sp,Su

Thickets near woodland streams.

WoodFrog

   

Sp,Su,F

 

Yellow Warbler

 

Yes

Sp,Su

Shrubby wet areas