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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Larus thayeri

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

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Zenaida macroura

An estimated 4% of the species' North American breeding range lies within the Boreal Forest.

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Columba livia

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

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Coccyzus erythropthalmus

An estimated 22% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Strix varia

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

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Aegolius funereus

An estimated 71% of the North American population of Boreal Owl breeds in the Boreal Forest. 

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Strix nebulosa

An estimated 83% of the North American population of Great Gray Owl breeds in the Boreal Forest. 

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Bubo virginianus

An estimated 13% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Asio otus

An estimated 44% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Surnia ulula

An estimated 79% of the North American population of Northern Hawk Owl breeds in the Boreal Forest. 

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Glaucidium gnoma

An estimated 2% of the species' North American breeding range lies within the Boreal Forest.

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Aegolius acadicus

An estimated 18% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Asio flammeus

An estimated 14% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Nyctea scandiacus

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

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Chordeiles minor

An estimated 6% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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

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

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Archilochus colubris

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

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Selasphorus rufus

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

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Ceryle alcyon

An estimated 44% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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