80 Species with 50% or More of Their Western Hemisphere Breeding Range and Breeding Populations in North America's Boreal Forest

From a Report by Peter Blancher of Bird Studies Canada to the Boreal Songbird Initiative (2005).  To download this list click the link at the bottom of this page.

 

Waterfowl Family

  • Trumpeter Swan
  • American Wigeon
  • American Black Duck
  • Green-winged Teal
  • Ring-necked Duck
  • Greater Scaup
  • Lesser Scaup
  • Surf Scoter
  • White-winged Scoter
  • Black Scoter
  • Bufflehead
  • Common Goldeneye
  • Common Merganser

 

Grouse Family

  • Ruffed Grouse
  • Spruce Grouse
  • White-tailed Ptarmigan

 

Loon Family

  • Pacific Loon
  • Common Loon

 

Grebe Family

  • Horned Grebe
  • Red-necked Grebe

 

Cormorant Family

  • Great Cormorant

 

Falcon Family

  • Merlin

 

Rail Family

  • Yellow Rail

 

Plover Family

  • Semipalmated Plover

 

Sandpiper Family

  • Greater Yellowlegs
  • Lesser Yellowlegs
  • Solitary Sandpiper
  • Whimbrel
  • Hudsonian Godwit
  • Least Sandpiper
  • Short-billed Dowitcher
  • Red-necked Phalarope

 

Gull and Family

  • Bonaparte's Gull
  • Mew Gull
  • Herring Gull
  • Great Black-backed Gull
  • Common Tern

 

Owl Family

  • Northern Hawk Owl
  • Great Gray Owl
  • Boreal Owl

 

Woodpecker Family

  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  • American Three-toed Woodpecker
  • Black-backed Woodpecker

 

Flycatcher Family

  • Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
  • Alder Flycatcher

 

Shrike Family

  • Northern Shrike

 

Vireo Family

  • Blue-headed Vireo
  • Philadelphia Vireo

 

Crow and Jay Family

  • Gray Jay

 

Chickadee and Titmouse Family

  • Boreal Chickadee
  • Gray-headed Chickadee

 

Kinglet Family

  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet

 

Thrush Family

  • Gray-cheeked Thrush
  • Swainson's Thrush

 

Waxwing Family

  • Bohemian Waxwing

 

Wood-warbler Family

  • Tennessee Warbler
  • Orange-crowned Warbler
  • Magnolia Warbler
  • Cape May Warbler
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • Black-throated Green Warbler
  • Palm Warbler
  • Bay-breasted Warbler
  • Blackpoll Warbler
  • Northern Waterthrush
  • Connecticut Warbler
  • Wilson's Warbler
  • Canada Warbler

 

Sparrow Family

  • Le Conte's Sparrow
  • Fox Sparrow
  • Lincoln's Sparrow
  • Swamp Sparrow
  • White-throated Sparrow
  • White-crowned Sparrow
  • Golden-crowned Sparrow
  • Dark-eyed Junco

 

Blackbird Family

  • Rusty Blackbird

 

Finch Family

  • Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
  • Pine Grosbeak
  • White-winged Crossbill

 

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