Species at Risk Spotlights

Featured stories for at-risk species in the U.S. and Canada

Every species has a story to tell. Learn more about each one of the species on our Species at Risk map, including its life history, threats to its survival, and outlook for the future. Check back regularly for new features!

Many birdwatchers and ornithologists consider it a rare treat to spot black rails in the wild—not because of distinctive or eye-catching physical characteristics, but because these tiny birds are so reclusive that they regularly evade even the most experienced birders.

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