Plants & Animals of the Credit


CVC biologists and their partners (including universities, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, and members of the watershed’s 3 naturalist clubs) have worked together to develop lists of the plants, birds, mammals, fish, amphibians and reptiles that inhabit the Credit River Watershed at some point in their life cycle. Major reports were produced in 2002 listing these species; however, species inventories are on-going throughout the watershed and many new species have been found since then (see below to download).

CVC currently has the following within its boundaries. Note that some of these species are only seasonal residents, while others are here year-round.

  • 264 species of birds
  • 79 fish species
  • 55 species of mammals
  • 5 species of turtles
  • 7 kinds of snakes
  • 17 amphibians (frogs, toads, salamanders & newts)
  • 1420 species of plants

Species Profiles

For profiles of some the plants and wildlife species in the watershed, please click on the links below: