Species Lists

I will be adding a list of terrestrial and aquatic species based on my observations in 2017 and on-going; these are currently being added to an iNaturalist Project on Sandy Lake & Environs.

The species lists below are those compiled in: Sandy Lake Conservation Association and Sackville Rivers Association submission to the Halifax Green Network Plan implementation public process
Sandy Lake Conservation Association, June 12, 2017

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These lists will be updated as new info, updates revisions etc. become available.

Source: Nova Scotia L&F Document May 31, 2019
Sandy Lake & Environs consists predominantly of forest and surface waters/wetlands.

2017-2018 Breeding Season Survey: species as species of interest to Federal and Provincial conservation bodies
Surveys conducted on the lake areas of the proposed Sandy Lake-Sackville River Regional Park lands during the 2017 & 2018 breeding seasons by Clarence Stevens detected the following 20 species as species of interest to Federal and Provincial conservation bodies. The river area would be expected to contain further species, including Atlantic Salmon. (Info forwarded by Karen Robinson, 10 May 2019)

  • American Woodcock – Federal Bird Conservation Strategy- NS Priority Species
  • Barn Swallow – COSEWIC Threatened, SARA Threatened, Sara Schedule 1, – NS=Endangered (2013). Federal BCS- NS Priority Species
  • Bay-breasted Warbler – Federal Bird Conservation Strategy- NS Priority Species
  • Belted Kingfisher – Federal Bird Conservation Strategy- NS Priority Species
  • Boreal Chickadee – Federal Bird Conservation Strategy- NS Priority Species
  • Canada Warbler – COSEWIC Threatened, SARA Threatened, Sara Schedule 1 – NS=Endangered (2013). Federal BCS- NS Priority Species
  • Cape May Warbler – Federal Bird Conservation Strategy- NS Priority Species
  • Common Nighthawk- COSEWIC Special Concern, SARA Threatened, Sara Schedule 1, NS=Threatened(2007), Federal BCS- NS Priority Species
  • Common Snapping Turtle – COSEWIC Special Concern, SARA = Special Concern. Sara = Schedule 1, NS=Vulnerable(2013)
  • Eastern Painted Turtle – COSEWIC Special Concern, SARA = No Status.
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee – COSEWIC Special Concern, SARA Special Concern, Sara Schedule 1, NS=Vulnerable(2013), Federal BCS- NS Priority Species
  • Evening Grosbeak – COSEWIC Special Concern, SARA = No Status, NS=Vulnerable(2017),
  • Little Brown Myotis- COSEWIC Endangered, SARA Endangered, Sara Schedule 1,- NS=Endangered (2013).
  • Monarch – COSEWIC Endangered, SARA Special Concern, Sara Schedule 1, NS=Endangered (2017).
  • Moose(Mainland Population) –NS=Endangered(2003)
  • Olive-sided Flycatcher – COSEWIC Special Concern, SARA Threatened, Sara Schedule 1, NS=Threatened(2013)
  • Pine Grosbeak – Federal Bird Conservation Strategy- NS Priority Species
  • Ruffed Grouse – Federal Bird Conservation Strategy- NS Priority Species
  • Rusty Blackbird – COSEWIC Special Concern, SARA Special Concern, Sara Schedule 1 – NS=Endangered (2013) Federal Bird Conservation Strategy- NS Priority Species
  • Spruce Grouse – Federal Bird Conservation Strategy- NS Priority Species

For definition of NS Priority Species (Non Listed), see This Doc.

DESCRIPTION OF SELECTED LAKE CHARACTERISTICS AND OCCURRENCE OF FISH SPECIES IN 781 NOVA SCOTIA LAKES
D. R. ALEXANDER, J.J.KEREKES and B. C. SABEAN 1986 Proc NS Inst Sci 36 part 2, pp 63-106
Between 1964 and 1981, the Science Branch of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the Canadian Wildlife Service of the Department of the Environment and the Wildlife Division of the Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forests completed surveys on 781 Nova Scotia lakes. This report identifies the survey locations and provides information on conductivity, pH, surface area, mean and maximum depth and the occurrence of fish species for surveyed lakes. An analysis is provided fort he relative frequency of occurrence of selected fish species.
For Sandy Lake: EC:37.0, pH 6.0. Surface Area 81.8 ha. Max Depth 19.2 m. Fish Species recorded: white sucker, brook trout, yellow perch, banded killifish, American eel