Animal Inventory

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.


Vermont has more than 250 bird species.


Vermont’s waterways are home to 92 fresh-water fish species.


Most of Vermont’s animals are those without backbones, also known as invertebrates.


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

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The mission of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is the conservation of all species of fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the people of Vermont.