Bird Conservation Strategy for region 14 in Nova Scotia and select marine units: priority species

Table 1: Priority bird species in BCR 14 NS, MBU 11 NS and MBU 12 NS, population objective, and the reason for priority status.
BCR 14-NS MBU 11-NS MBU 12-NS Priority species Bird group Population objectiveReturn to footnote1 SARAReturn to footnote2 COSEWICReturn to footnote3 Provinical pistingReturn to footnote4 National/continenal concern National/continental stewardship Regional/Sub-regional Concern Regional/Sub-regional Stewardship WaterfowlReturn to footnote5 Expert ReviewReturn to footnote6
Y - - American Redstart Landbird Maintain current - - - - - - Y - -
Y - - Bald Eagle Landbird Maintain current - - - - - - - - Added
Y - - Bank Swallow Landbird Increase 100% - - - - - - - - Added
Y - - Barn Swallow Landbird Increase 100% - TH - - - - - - Added
Y - - Bay-breasted Warbler Landbird Increase 50% - - - - - Y - - -
Y - - Belted Kingfisher Landbird Increase 50% - - - - - Y - - -
Y - - Bicknell's Thrush Landbird Increase 50%Return to footnote7 TH TH VU Y - Y - - -
Y - - Black-and-white Warbler Landbird Maintain current - - - - - - Y - -
Y - - Black-billed Cuckoo Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y - Y - - -
Y - - Blackburnian Warbler Landbird Maintain current - - - - Y - - - -
Y - - Black-throated Green Warbler Landbird Maintain current - - - - Y - Y - -
Y - - Blue-headed Vireo Landbird Maintain current - - - - Y - - - -
Y - - Bobolink Landbird Increase 100% - TH - Y - Y - - -
Y - - Boreal Chickadee Landbird Increase 100% - - - - - Y Y - -
Y - - Canada Warbler Landbird Increase 50%Return to footnote7 TH TH - Y Y Y Y - -
Y - - Cape May Warbler Landbird Increase 50% - - - - - Y - - -
Y - - Chimney Swift Landbird Increase 100%Return to footnote7 TH TH EN Y - - - - -
Y - - Common Nighthawk Landbird Increase 100%Return to footnote7 TH TH TH - - - - - -
Y - - Eastern Kingbird Landbird Increase 100% - - - - - Y - - -
Y - - Eastern Whip-poor-will Landbird Assess/MaintainReturn to footnote7 TH TH - Y - - - - -
Y - - Eastern Wood-Pewee Landbird Increase 50% - - - - - Y - - -
Y - - Evening Grosbeak Landbird Maintain current - - - - - - Y - -
Y - - Gray Catbird Landbird Increase 100% - - - - - - - - Added
Y - - Gray Jay Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - - - Added
Y - - Magnolia Warbler Landbird Maintain current - - - - Y - - - -
Y - - Mourning Warbler Landbird Maintain current - - - - - - Y - -
Y - - Nelson's Sparrow Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y - Y Y - -
Y - - Northern Parula Landbird Maintain current - - - - - - Y - -
Y - - Olive-sided Flycatcher Landbird Assess/MaintainReturn to footnote7 TH TH - Y - Y - - -
Y - - Peregrine Falcon (anatum/tundrius) Landbird Assess/MaintainReturn to footnote7 SC SC VU - - - - - -
Y - - Pine Grosbeak Landbird Increase 50% - - - - - - - - Added
Y - - Purple Finch Landbird Maintain current - - - - - - Y - -
Y - - Ruffed Grouse Landbird Increase 50% - - - - - Y - - -
Y - - Rusty Blackbird Landbird Increase 100%Return to footnote7 SC SC - - - Y - - -
Y - - Savannah Sparrow (princeps) Landbird Assess/Maintain SC SC - Y Y - Y - -
Y - - Short-eared Owl Landbird Increase 50%Return to footnote7 SC SC - - - - - - -
Y - - Spruce Grouse Landbird Increase 50% - - - - - - - - Added
Y - - Tree Swallow Landbird Maintain current - - - - - - Y - -
Y - - Veery Landbird Maintain current - - - - - Y - - -
Y - - White-throated Sparrow Landbird Maintain current - - - - Y - - - -
Y - - American Golden-Plover Shorebird Assess/Maintain - - - Y - - - - -
Y - - American Woodcock Shorebird Increase 50% - - - Y - - - - -
- Y Y Black-bellied Plover Shorebird Assess/Maintain - - - Y - - - - -
- Y Y Dunlin Shorebird Assess/MaintainReturn to footnote8 - - - Y - - - - -
- Y Y Hudsonian Godwit Shorebird Assess/Maintain - - - Y - - - - -
Y - - Killdeer Shorebird Maintain current - - - Y - - - - -
- Y Y Least Sandpiper Shorebird Assess/MaintainReturn to footnote8 - - - Y - - - - -
Y Y Y Lesser Yellowlegs Shorebird Assess/Maintain - - - Y - - - - -
Y Y Y Piping Plover (melodus) Shorebird Recovery objective EN EN EN Y - - - - -
- Y Y Purple Sandpiper Shorebird Assess/Maintain - - - Y - - - - -
- Y Y Red Knot (rufa) Shorebird Assess/MaintainReturn to footnote7 EN EN EN Y - - - - -
- Y - Red Phalarope Shorebird Assess/Maintain - - - Y - - - - -
- Y - Red-necked Phalarope Shorebird Assess/Maintain - - - Y - - - - -
- Y Y Sanderling Shorebird Assess/Maintain - - - Y - - - - -
- Y Y Semipalmated Sandpiper Shorebird Assess/Maintain - - - Y - - - - -
Y Y Y Solitary Sandpiper Shorebird Assess/MaintainReturn to footnote8 - - - Y - - - - -
Y - - Spotted Sandpiper Shorebird Increase 100% - - - Y - - - - -
Y Y Y Whimbrel Shorebird Assess/Maintain - - - Y - - - - -
- Y Y Willet Shorebird Increase 50% - - - Y - - - - -
Y - - Wilson's Snipe Shorebird Increase 100% - - - Y - - - - -
Y - - American Bittern Waterbird Increase 50% - - - Y - Y - - -
- Y - Black-legged Kittiwake Waterbird Maintain current - - - - Y - - - -
- Y Y Bonaparte's Gull Waterbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y - - - - -
Y Y Y Common Loon Waterbird Maintain current (BCR 14)
Assess/Maintain (MBU 11, 12)
- - - Y - Y - - -
- Y - Common Murre Waterbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y - - - - -
Y Y Y Common Tern Waterbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - Y - - -
- Y - Cory's Shearwater Waterbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y - - - - -
- Y Y Dovekie Waterbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y - - - - -
- Y Y Great Cormorant Waterbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y - - - - -
- Y Y Great Shearwater Waterbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y Y - Y - -
- Y - Great Skua Waterbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y - - - - -
- Y Y Horned Grebe Waterbird Assess/MaintainReturn to footnote7 ENReturn to footnote9 ENReturn to footnote9
SCReturn to footnote10
- - - - - - -
- Y Y Ivory Gull Waterbird Recovery objective EN EN - Y - Y - - -
- Y Y Leach's Storm-Petrel Waterbird Assess/Maintain - - - - Y Y Y - -
- Y - Manx Shearwater Waterbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y - Y - - -
Y - - Pied-billed Grebe Waterbird Maintain current - - - Y - - - - -
- Y Y Razorbill Waterbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y - - - - -
- Y Y Red-necked Grebe Waterbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y - Y - - -
- Y Y Red-throated Loon Waterbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y - - - - -
- Y - Roseate Tern Waterbird Recovery objective EN EN EN - - - - - -
- Y Y Sooty Shearwater Waterbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y - - - - -
Y - - Sora Waterbird Maintain current - - - Y - - - - -
- Y - South Polar Skua Waterbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y - - - - -
- Y - Thick-billed Murre Waterbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y - Y - - -
Y - - Virginia Rail Waterbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y - - - - -
Y Y Y American Black Duck Waterfowl Maintain current - - - - - - - EHJV, NAWMP -
Y Y Y Barrow's Goldeneye (Eastern) Waterfowl Assess/Maintain SC SC - - - - - - -
- - Y Black Scoter Waterfowl Assess/Maintain - - - - - - - - Added
Y Y Y Canada Goose (North Atlantic) Waterfowl Maintain current - - - - - - - EHJV -
Y Y Y Canada Goose (Temperate-breeding in Eastern Canada) Waterfowl Decrease - - - - - - - EHJVReturn to footnote11 -
- Y Y Common Eider Waterfowl Maintain current - - - - - - - EHJV, NAWMP -
- Y Y Common Goldeneye Waterfowl Assess/Maintain - - - - - - - NAWMP -
Y - - Green-winged Teal Waterfowl Increase 50% - - - - - - - EHJV -
- Y - Harlequin Duck (Eastern) Waterfowl Assess/Maintain SC SC EN - - - - - -
- Y Y Long-tailed Duck Waterfowl Assess/Maintain - - - - - - - NAWMP -
Y - - Mallard Waterfowl Maintain current - - - - - - - EHJVReturn to footnote11 -
Y - - Ring-necked Duck Waterfowl Increase 50% - - - - - - - EHJV -
- Y Y Surf Scoter Waterfowl Assess/Maintain - - - - - - - NAWMP Added
- Y - White-winged Scoter Waterfowl Assess/Maintain - - - Y - - - NAWMP Added
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