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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.


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







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







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



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


Reptiles and Amphibians

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