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Endangered Species


Pen & Ink Drawings

This is an ongoing, long-term project with the primary goal of creating detailed biological illustrations of every American species currently identified as endangered by the US Fish & Wildlife Service. I am creating a showcase of every species in this country that is on the edge of extinction in an attempt to represent the enormity of this environmental issue.

This work has been shown in galleries in and around the Philadephia area since 2013. You can support this project by purchasing eco-friendly art prints, cards & novelties at rallycaller.com. Contact Sarah Kaizar directly to inquire about availability of original work. 2% of all sales is donated to the Center For Biological Diversity to support their efforts in protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.


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Endangered Birds



Time lapse video created by Jessica Kourkounis


Endangered Species - Crested Honeycreeper - Palmeria dolei

Crested Honeycreeper, Palmeria dolei HI


Endangered Species - Piping Plover - Charadrius melodus

Piping Plover, Charadrius melodus IL IN MI MN MS OH PA WI


Endangered Species - Masked Bobwhite Quail - Colinus virginianus ridgwayi

Masked Bobwhite Quail, Colinus virginianus ridgwayi AZ


Endangered Species - Yellow-Shouldered Blackbird - Agelaius xanthomus

Yellow-Shouldered Blackbird, Agelaius xanthomus PR


Endangered Species - Light-Footed Clapper Rail - Rallus longirostris levipes

Light-Footed Clapper Rail, Rallus longirostris levipes CA



Endangered Species - 'Akeke'e - Loxops caeruleirostris

'Akeke'e, Loxops caeruleirostris HI


Endangered Species - Black Capped Vireo - Vireo atricapilla

Black-Capped Vireo, Vireo atricapilla OK TX


Endangered Species - Wood Stork - Mycteria americana

Wood Stork, Mycteria americana AL FL GA MS NC SC


Endangered Species - Whooping Cranes - Grus americana

Whooping Cranes, Grus americana KS MT NE ND OK SD TX







Endangered Clams & Mussels



Endangered Species - Endangered Clams and Mussels

Top to bottom, left to right — 1. Clubshell, Pleurobema clava IL IN KY MI NY OH PA TN WV 2. Fat Pocketbook, Potamilus capax AR IL IN KY LA MS MO 3. Oval Pigtoe, Pleurobema pyriforme AL FL GA 4. Higgins Eye Pearlymussel, Lampsilis higginsii IL IA MN MO SD WI 5. Scaleshell Mussel, Leptodea leptodon AR IL MO NE OK SD 6. Sheepnose Mussel, Plethobasus cyphyus AL IL IN IO KY MN MS MO OH PA TN VA WVWI 7. Carolina Heelsplitter, Lasmigona decorata NC SC 8. Ring Pink Mussel, Obovaria retusa AL KY TN 9. Shinyrayed Pocketbook, Lampsilis subangulata AL FL GA 10. Snuffbox Mussel, Epioblasma triquetra AL AR IL IN KY MI MN MI MO OH PA TN VA WV WI 11. Black Clubshell, Pleurobema curtum MI 12. Cumberlandian Combshell, Epioblasma brevidens AL KY MI TN VA 13. Appalachian Elktoe, Alasmidonta raveneliana NC TN 14. Green Blossom Pearlymussel, Epioblasma torulosa gubernaculum TN VA 15. Upland Combshell, Epioblasma metastriata AL TN 16. Alabama Lampmussel, Lampsilis virescens AL TN 17. Finerayed Pigtoe, Fusconaia cuneolus AL TN VA 18. Turgid Blossom Pearlymussel, Epioblasma turgidula AR TN 19. White Catspaw Pearlymussel, Epioblasma obliquata perobliqua IN OH 20. Purple Bean, Villosa perpurpurea TN VA 21. Georgia Pigtoe, Pleurobema hanleyianum AL GA TN 22. White Wartyback Pearlymussel, Plethobasus cicatricosus AL TN 23. Southern Acornshell, Epioblasma othcaloogensis AL TN 24. Southern Clubshell, Pleurobema decisum AL GA MI 25. Tubercled Blossom, Epioblasma torulosa torulosa TN WV 26. Fat Threeridge Mussel, Amblema neislerii FL GA 27. Cumberland Bean Pearlymussel, Villosa trabalis AL KY NC TN VA 28. Ouachita Rock Pocketbook, Arkansia wheeleri AR OK 29. Rough Pigtoe, Pleurobema plenum AL IN KY TN VA 30. Spectaclecase Mussel, Cumberlandia monodonta AL AR IL IA KS KY MN MO TN VA WV WI 31. Speckled Pocketbook, Lampsilis streckeri AR 32. Orangefoot Pimpleback Pearlymussel, Plethobasus cooperianus AL IL KY TN 33. James Spinymussel, Pleurobema collina NC VA WV 34. Northern Riffleshell, Epioblasma torulosa rangiana IN KY MI OH PA WV 35. Cumberland Pigtoe, Pleurobema gibberum TN 36. Curtis Pearlymussel, Epioblasma florentina curtisii AR MO 37. Flat Pigtoe, Pleurobema marshalli AL MI 38. Alabama Pearlshell, Margaritifera marrianae AL 39. Heavy Pigtoe, Pleurobema taitianum AL 40. Yellow Blossom Pearlymussel, Epioblasma florentina florentina AL TN 41. birdwing pearlymussel Lemiox rimosus AL TN 42. Littlewing Pearlymussel, Pegias fabula AL KY NC TN VA 43. Dromedary Pearlymussel, Dromus dromas AL TNVA 44. Cracking Pearlymussel, Hemistena lata AL TNVA 45. Cumberland Monkeyface Pearlymussel, Quadrula intermedia AL TNVA 46. Pink Mucket Pearlymussel, Lampsilis abrupta AL AR IL KY LA MO OH TN VA WV 47. Appalachian Monkeyface Pearlymussel, Quadrula sparsa TN VA 48. Pale Lilliput Pearlymussel, Toxolasma cylindrellus AL TN 49. Gulf Moccasinshell, Medionidus pencillatus AL FLGA 50. Oyster Mussel, Epioblasma capsaeformis AL KY TN VA 51. Triangular Kidneyshell, Ptychobranchus greenii AL GATN 52. Rayed Bean, Villosa fabalis IN MI NY OH PA WV 53. Southern Combshell, Epioblasma penita AL MI 54. Winged Mapleleaf, Quadrula fragosa AR MN MO OK WI 55. Ochlockonee Moccasinshell, Medionidus simpsonianus FL GA 56. Coosa Moccasinshell, Medionidus parvulus AL GATN 57. Southern Pigtoe, Pleurobema georgianum AL GATN 58. Tan Riffleshell, Epioblasma florentina walkeri KY TNVA 59. Altamaha Spinymussel, Elliptio spinosa GA 60. Purple Catspaw Pearlymussel, Epioblasma obliquata obliquata KY OH 61. Dark Pigtoe, Pleurobema furvum AL 62. Stirrupshell, Quadrula stapes AL MI 63. Dwarf Wedgemussel, Alasmidonta heterodon CT MD MA NH NJ NY NC PA VT VA 64. Rough Rabbitsfoot, Quadrula cylindrica strigllata TN VA 65. Fanshell, Cyprogenia stegaria AL IL IN KY OH TN VA WV 66. Choctaw Bean, Villosa choctawensis AL FL 67. Ovate Clubshell, Pleurobema perovatum AL MITN 68. Shiny Pigtoe, Fusconaia cor AL TNVA 69. Round Ebonyshell, Fusconaia rotulata AL FL 70. Cumberland Elktoe, Alasmidonta atropurpurea KY TN 71. Tampico Pearlymussel, Cyrtonaias tampicoensis tecomatensis TX 72. Fluted Kidneyshell, Ptychobranchus subtentum KY TNVA 73. Slabside Pearlymussel, Pleuronaia dolabelloides AL KY MI TN VA 74. Neosho Mucket, Lampsilis rafinesqueana AR KS MO OK 75. Tar River Spinymussel, Elliptio steinstansana NC 76. Southern Kidneyshell, Ptychobranchus jonesi AL FL 77. Nicklin's Pearlymussel, Megalonaias nicklineana TX






Endangered Mammals


Endangered Species - Humpback Whale - Megaptera novaeangliae

Humpback Whale, Megaptera novaeangliae AL CA GA MI WA


Endangered Species - Alabama Beach Mouse - Peromyscus polionotus ammobates

Alabama Beach Mouse, Peromyscus polionotus ammobates AL


Endangered Species - Peninsular Bighorn Sheep - Ovis canadensis nelsoni

Peninsular Bighorn Sheep, Ovis canadensis nelsoni CA


Endangered Species - Black-Footed Ferret - Mustela nigripes

Black-Footed Ferret, Mustela nigripes AZ CO KS MT NM SDWY


Endangered Species - Wood Bison - Bison bison athabascae

Woodland Caribou, Bison bison athabascae AK


Endangered Species - Woodland Caribou - Rangifer tarandus caribou

Wood Bison, Rangifer tarandus caribou ID WA



Endangered Species - Mount Graham Red Squirrel - Tamiascriurus hudsonicus grahamensis

Mount Graham Red Squirrel, Tamiascriurus hudsonicus grahamensis AZ


Endangered Species - San Joaquin Kit Fox - Vulpes macrotis

San Joaquin Kit Fox, Vulpes macrotis CA



Endangered Species - Stellar Sea Lion - Eumetopias jubatus

Stellar Sea Lion, Eumetopias jubatus AK






Endangered Fish


Endangered Species - Big Bend Gambusia - Gambusia gaigei

Big Bend Gambusia, Gambusia gaigei TX


Endangered Species - Boulder Darter - Etheostoma wapiti

Boulder Darter, Etheostoma wapiti AL TN


Endangered Species  - Bocaccio - Sebastes paucispinis

Bocaccio, Sebastes paucispinis GA





Endangered Amphibians


Endangered Species - Arroyo Toad - Anaxyrus californicus

Arroyo Toad, Anaxyrus californicus CA


Endangered Species - Wyoming Toad - Bufo baxteri

Wyoming Toad, Bufo baxteri WY


Endangered Species - Houston Toad - Bufo houstonensis

Houston Toad, Bufo houstonensis TX





Endangered Reptiles


Endangered Species - Virgin Islands Tree Boa - Epicrates monensis granti

Virgin Islands Tree Boa, Epicrates monensis granti PR


Endangered Species - Blunt-Nosed Leopard Lizard - Gambelia silus

Blunt-Nosed Leopard Lizard, Gambelia silus CA


Endangered Species - San Francisco Garter Snake - Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia

San Francisco Garter Snake, Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia CA





Endangered Plants


Endangered Species - Harperella - Ptilimnium nodosum

Harperella, Ptilimnium nodosum AL AR GA MD NC OK SC VA WV







Seen


5x5 Gallery - Philadelphia Independents | Rally for the Rare
2017 - Solo Exhibition - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

United By Blue | Endangered
2016 - Solo Exhibition - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Silicon Fine Art Prints | Roar
2014 - Group Exhibition - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

United By Blue | Clams & Mussels
2014 - Solo Exhibition - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Schuykill Center for Environmental Education | In Danger
2013 - Solo Exhibition - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3rd Street Gallery | Rare
2013 - Solo Exhibition - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Art Gallery in City Hall | Library of Life: Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
2013 - Group Exhibition - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

St Asaph Gallery | Wildlife Illustration
2013 - Solo Exhibition - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3rd Street Gallery | POST Annual Members Exhibition
2013 - Group Exhibition - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


3rd Street Gallery Philadelphia

3rd Street Gallery Philadelphia
Images of Rare — Solo exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, 2013
3rd Street Gallery Philadelphia


Sarah Kaizar