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Southern Ontario's Forest Birds at Risk Program

Southern Ontario's Forest Birds at Risk Program

Southwestern Ontario is the only place in Canada where Carolinian Forest can be found. This special ecoregion supports many unique species, including Canada's largest concentration of Acadian Flycatchers (Endangered) and Louisiana Waterthrush (Special Concern), and significant numbers of Cerulean Warblers (Endangered). These species need large tracts of mature forest, and in the case of Louisiana Waterthrush, stream banks for nesting. However, there is little such habitat left in southern Ontario. What remains is subject to many pressures, from forest harvesting to recreational use.

Bird Studies Canada has monitored these and other at-risk species in the region since 2011, and we maintain Canada's most comprehensive database on these species. Our research helps track populations and direct conservation action. We also work one-on-one with landowners to promote stewardship for these birds and their habitats.

Resources

BMP recommendations for forest practitioners

For more information, contact:

Jody Allair
Biologist & Science Educator
jallair@birdscanada.org

Partners and Supporters:

  • Environment Canada
  • Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
  • United States Fish and Wildlife Service

This project was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada.
Ce projet a été réalisé avec l'appui financier du gouvernement du Canada.

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