Piping Plover

Threatened and Endangered Species

Last updated 5/2015

North Dakota has twelve species listed as threatened (likely to become an endangered species in the near future) or endangered (in danger of extinction now) via the Endangered Species Act.

North Dakota does not have a state endangered or threatened species list. Only those species listed by the Endangered Species Act of 1973 are considered threatened or endangered in North Dakota.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has primary oversight of threatened and endangered species. Contact the North Dakota Ecological Services Field Office in Bismarck for more information on these species 701-250-4481 or northdakotafieldoffice@fws.gov

North Dakota ESA Listed Species


Black-Footed Ferret
(Mustela nigripes)


Endangered

Black-Footed Ferret

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Dakota Skipper
(Hesperia dacotae)


Threatened

Dakota Skipper

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Gray Wolf
(Canis lupus)


Endangered

Gray Wolf

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Least Tern
(Sterna antillarum)


Endangered

Least Tern

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Northern Long-Eared Bat
(Myotis septentrionalis)


Threatened

Northern Long-Eared Bat

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Pallid Sturgeon
(Scaphirhynchus albus)


Endangered

Pallid Sturgeon

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Piping Plover
(Charadrius melodus)


Threatened

Piping Plover

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Poweshiek Skipperling
(Oarisma poweshiek)


Endangered

Poweshiek Skipperling

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Red Knot
(Calidris canutus rufa)


Threatened

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Rusty Patched Bumble Bee
(Bombus affinis)


Endangered

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee

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Western Prairie Fringed Orchid
(Platanthera praeclara)


Threatened

Western Prairie Fringed Orchid

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Whooping Crane
(Grus americana)


Endangered

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