Boreal Birds
300+ species, billions of birds rely on Canada's boreal forest as critical breeding grounds

Comprehensive Guide to Boreal Birds

 
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Gavia immer

An estimated 74% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Gavia pacifica

An estimated 65% of the North American population of Pacific Loon breeds in the Canadian and Alaskan boreal forest. 

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Gavia stellata

An estimated 24% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Gavia adamsii

An estimated 10% of the species' North American breeding range lies within the Boreal Forest.

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Podiceps nigricollis

An estimated 9% of the species' North American breeding range lies within the Boreal Forest.

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Podiceps auritus

An estimated 79% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Podilymbus podiceps

An estimated 9% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Podiceps grisegena

An estimated 93% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Aechmophorus occidentalis

An estimated 8% of the species' North American breeding range lies within the Boreal Forest.

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Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

An estimated 21% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Phalacrocorax auritus

An estimated 48% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Botaurus lentiginosus

An estimated 48% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Nycticorax nycticorax

An estimated 5% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Ardea herodias

An estimated 7% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Anas rubripes

An estimated 52% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Anas americana

An estimated 64% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Bucephala islandica

An estimated 52% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Melanitta nigra

An estimated 84% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Anas discors

An estimated 15% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Branta bernicla

This species more relies on the Boreal Forest region for migratory stop-over habitat than for breeding.

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