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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Bucephala albeola

An estimated 87% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Branta hutchinsii

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

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Branta canadensis

An estimated 36% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Aythya valisineria

An estimated 19% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Somateria mollissima

An estimated 32% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Bucephala clangula

An estimated 83% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Mergus merganser

An estimated 53% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Anas strepera

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

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Aythya marila

An estimated 55% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Anser albifrons

An estimated 38% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Anas crecca

An estimated 56% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Histrionicus histrionicus

An estimated 11% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Lophodytes cucullatus

An estimated 54% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Somateria spectabilis

This species regularly occurs in North America's boreal forest during breeding, migration, or wintering.

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Aythya affinis

An estimated 66% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Clangula hyemalis

An estimated 46% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Anas platyrhynchos

An estimated 23% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Anas acuta

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

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Anas clypeata

An estimated 36% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Mergus serrator

An estimated 46% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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