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June 21, 2003 | American Bird Conservancy | Published News | Vicky Johnston
Shorebirds are not normally the first group of birds that cometo mind when one thinks of the boreal forest. For most of us,shorebirds evoke images of coastal mudflats, prairie ponds,or remote arctic tundra. However, there is a group of shorebirds for which the boreal forest (here defined asthe non-alpine parts of BCRs 4,6,7 and8; see map on page 6) is the heart of theirbreeding range.Twelve species of shorebirds are regularmembers of the boreal forest avifaunaincluding Solitary Sandpiper, Greater andLesser...
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