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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Picoides dorsalis

An estimated 76% of the global population of American Three-toed Woodpecker breeds in Canada's boreal forest. 

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Picoides arcticus

An estimated 93% of the global population of Black-backed Woodpecker breeds in the Canada's boreal forest. 

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Picoides pubescens

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

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Picoides villosus

An estimated 33% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Colaptes auratus

An estimated 35% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Dryocopus pileatus

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

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Sphyrapicus varius

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

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Empidonax alnorum

An estimated 63% of the global population of Alder Flycatcher breeds in Canada's boreal forest. 

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Empidonax oberholseri

An estimated 3% of the species' North American breeding range lies within the Boreal Forest.

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Tyrannus tyrannus

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

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Sayornis phoebe

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

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Contopus virens

An estimated 2% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Myiarchus crinitus

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

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Empidonax hammondii

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

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Empidonax minimus

An estimated 65% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest.

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Contopus cooperi

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

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Sayornis saya

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

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Contopus sordidulus

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

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Empidonax flaviventris

An estimated 87% of the global population of Yellow-bellied Flycatcher breeds in Canada's boreal forest. 

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Lanius excubitor

An estimated 90% of the North American population of Northern Shrike breeds in the Canadian boreal forest. 

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