Did you know there are about 2,300 threatened or endangered species in the Chesapeake Bay watershed? This daunting number is just one of the many reasons why restoring the lands and waters of our 64,000 square-foot watershed is so important.

In celebration of National Wildlife Day on September 4, 2020, we’ve put together a list of past blog articles written by Alliance staff about a few of our favorite wildlife species found around the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Endangered or Threatened Wildlife Blogs (IUCN Red List):

General Wildlife Blogs:

Other Resources:

Northern Bobwhite Quail. (Photo courtesy Linda Chittum, Macaulay Library)

A spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata) swims at the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News, Va., on Dec. 30, 2018. (Photo by Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program)

A mating pair of bald eagles get reacquainted on an osprey platform at Blackwater NWR. (Photo by J. Scott Bruce)

Dustin Wichterman, Potomac Headwaters Project Coordinator with Trout Unlimited, fishes for brook trout in Pendleton County, W.Va., on Oct. 2, 2012. (Photo by Steve Droter/Chesapeake Bay Program)