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Animal Inventory

spotted salamander

The Wildlife Diversity Program documents the diversity, distribution and abundance of Vermont’s non-game species, those animals not hunted, fished or trapped. 

Use the links below to learn more about the diversity of animals found in Vermont.


Great Blue Heron flying over a marsh
Vermont has more than 250 bird species.


Profile of a sturgeon
Vermont’s waterways are home to 92 fresh-water fish species.


bumble bee on a flower
Most of Vermont’s animals are those without backbones, also known as invertebrates.


hibernating bat
Vermont's 58 mammal species exhibit a diversity of sizes, habits, and habitats. 

Reptiles and Amphibians

red eft close-up
Vermont is home to 40 reptile and amphibian species.