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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Aythya americana

An estimated 12% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Aythya collaris

An estimated 67% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Chen rossii

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

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Oxyura jamaicensis

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

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Chen caerulescens

An estimated 19% of the species' North American breeding range lies within the Boreal Forest.

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Melanitta perspicillata

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

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Cygnus buccinator

An estimated 57% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Cygnus columbianus

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

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Melanitta fusca

An estimated 86% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Aix sponsa

An estimated 5% of the species' North American breeding range lies within the Boreal Forest.

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Haliaeetus leucocephalus

An estimated 16% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Buteo platypterus

An estimated 25% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Accipiter cooperii

An estimated 4% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Aquila chrysaetos

An estimated 46% of the species' North American breeding range lies within the Boreal Forest.

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Accipiter gentilis

An estimated 41% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Circus cyaneus

An estimated 17% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Pandion haliaetus

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

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Buteo lineatus

An estimated 1% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Buteo jamaicensis

An estimated 16% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Buteo lagopus

An estimated 37% of the species' North American breeding range lies within the Boreal Forest.

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