Species Name: Botaurus lentiginosus
Species Distribution in Massachusetts
Federal Rank: None
Massachusetts State Rank: Endangered
Freshwater marshes, meadows, fens and bogs dominated by emergent vegetation such as cattails, bulrushes, sedges and grasses.
Threats to Survival
Unknown, but it is thought that the global population is declining.
Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival
Limit the effects human developments have on their habitat.