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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Spizella arborea

An estimated 38% of the global population of American Tree Sparrow breeds in the Boreal Forest. 

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Ammodramus bairdii

An estimated 11% of the species' North American breeding range lies within the Boreal Forest.

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Spizella breweri

An estimated 6% of the species' North American breeding range lies within the Boreal Forest.

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Spizella passerina

An estimated 49% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Spizella pallida

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

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Junco hyemalis

An estimated 80% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Pipilo erythrophthalmus

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

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Passerella iliaca

An estimated 58% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Zonotrichia atricapilla

An estimated 59% of the global population of Golden-crowned Sparrow breeds in the Boreal Forest. 

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Zonotrichia querula

An estimated 14% of the global population of Harris's Sparrow breeds in Canada's boreal forest. 

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Calcarius lapponicus

An estimated 22% of the species' North American breeding range lies within the Boreal Forest.

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Ammodramus leconteii

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

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Melospiza lincolnii

An estimated 84% of the global population of Lincoln's Sparrow breeds in Canada's boreal forest. 

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Passerculus sandwichensis

An estimated 30% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Calcarius pictus

An estimated 39% of the global population of Smith's Longspur breeds in the boreal forest of Alaska and Canada. 

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Plectrophenax nivalis

An estimated 22% of the species' North American breeding range lies within the Boreal Forest.

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Melospiza melodia

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

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Melospiza georgiana

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

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Pooecetes gramineus

An estimated 10% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Zonotrichia leucophrys

An estimated 67% of the global population of White-crowned Sparrow breeds in the Boreal Forest. 

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