Bird Conservation Strategy for region 6 in Canada: priority species

Table 1. Priority species in Bird Conservation Region (BCR) 6, population objectives and the reason for priority status.
Priority
species
Bird
group
Population
objective
Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC)Footnotei Species at Risk Act (SARA)Footnoteii Provincial
listingFootnoteiii
National/
continental
concernFootnote iviv
Regional
concernFootnote vv
(landbirds,
waterfowl)
Continental
stewardshipFootnotevi
(landbirds
only)
Regional
stewardshipFootnotevii
(landbirds
only)
North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP)
priorityFootnoteviii
(waterfowl
only)
NAWMP
rankFootnoteix
(waterfowl
only)
General Status RankFootnotex Expert
reviewFootnotexi
Alder Flycatcher Landbird Increase 50% - - - - - Yes (Y) Y - - - -
American Kestrel Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - - - - Y -
American Three-toed Woodpecker Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - - - - Y -
American Three-toed Woodpecker Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - - - - Y -
Baltimore Oriole Landbird Increase 50% - - - - - - - - - Y -
Bank Swallow Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - - - - Y -
Barn Swallow Landbird Increase 50% Threatened (T) - - - - - - - - Y -
Barred Owl Landbird Assess/Maintain - - Special Concern (SC)
Alberta (AB)
- - - - - - Y -
Bay-breasted Warbler Landbird Increase 50% - - - Y - - - - - Y -
Black-backed Woodpecker Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - Y - - - Y -
Black-billed Cuckoo Landbird Increase 100% - - - - Y - - - - - -
Black-billed Magpie Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - Y - - - -
Blackburnian Warbler Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y - Y - - - Y -
Blackpoll Warbler Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - - - - Y -
Black-throated Green Warbler Landbird Increase 50% - - SC (AB) Y - Y - - - Y -
Bobolink Landbird Increase 50% T - - Y - - - - - Y -
Bohemian Waxwing Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - Y Y - - - -
Boreal Chickadee Landbird Increase 100% - - - - - Y - - - Y -
Boreal Owl Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - - - - Y Y
Broad-winged Hawk Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - - - - Y -
Brown Creeper Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - - - - - Y
Canada Warbler Landbird Recovery objective T T E
Manitoba (MB)
Y - - - - - Y -
Cape May Warbler Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y - Y   - - Y -
Chimney Swift Landbird Recovery objective T T T(MB) Y - - - - - Y -
Clay-colored Sparrow Landbird Increase 50% - - - - - - Y - - - -
Common Nighthawk Landbird Recovery objective T T T (MB) Y - - - - - Y -
Common Yellowthroat Landbird Increase 100% - - - - - - - - - Y -
Connecticut Warbler Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y - Y Y - - Y -
Eastern Phoebe Landbird Increase 100% - - - - - - - - - Y -
Eastern Whip-poor-will Landbird Recovery objective T T T (MB) Y - - - - - Y -
Golden-winged Warbler Landbird Recovery objective T T - Y - - - - - Y -
Gray-headed Chickadee Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - - - - Y Y
Great Gray Owl Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - Y - - Y -
Harris's Sparrow Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y - - - - - Y -
Le Conte's Sparrow Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - Y - - Y -
Least Flycatcher Landbird Increase 50% - - - - - - Y - - Y -
Loggerhead Shrike Landbird Recovery objective T T SC (AB),
E (MB)
- - - - - - Y -
Merlin Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - Y - - - -
Mountain Bluebird Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - - - - Y -
Mourning Warbler Landbird Increase 100% - - - Y - Y - - - - Y
Nelson's Sparrow Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y - - Y - - - -
Northern Flicker Landbird Increase 50% - - - - - - Y - - - -
Northern Goshawk Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - Y - - Y -
Northern Harrier Landbird Increase 100% - - - - Y - - - - Y -
Northern Hawk Owl Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - - - - Y -
Northern Shrike Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - Y - - - Y -
Olive-sided Flycatcher Landbird Recovery objective T T - Y - - - - - Y -
Peregrine Falcon anatum/tundrius Landbird Assess/Maintain SC SC T(AB),
E (MB), SP (YT)
- - Y - - - Y -
Pileated Woodpecker Landbird Maintain current - - - - - - - - - Y -
Purple Martin Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - - - - Y -
Red-headed Woodpecker Landbird Recovery objective T T - Y - - - - - Y -
Rusty Blackbird Landbird Increase 100% SC SC - Y - - - - - Y -
Sedge Wren Landbird Maintain current - - - - - - - - - Y -
Sharp-tailed Grouse Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - Y - - - Y -
Short-eared Owl Landbird Increase 100% SC SC T (MB) Y - - - - - Y -
Smith's Longspur Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y - - - - - Y Y
Sprague's Pipit Landbird Recovery objective T T SC (AB),
T (MB)
Y Y - - - - Y -
Spruce Grouse Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - Y Y - - - -
Western Tanager Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - - - - Y -
Western Wood-Pewee Landbird Increase 50% - - - - - - - - - Y -
White-throated Sparrow Landbird Increase 50% - - - Y - Y - - - Y -
White-winged Crossbill Landbird Maintain current - - - Y - Y - - - - -
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - Y Y - - - -
American Golden-Plover Shorebird Increase 100% - - - Y Y - - - - Y -
Greater Yellowlegs Shorebird Assess/Maintain - - - Y Y - - - - Y -
Hudsonian Godwit Shorebird Assess/Maintain - - - Y Y - - - - Y -
Killdeer Shorebird Increase 50% - - - Y Y - - - - - -
Least Sandpiper Shorebird Increase 100% - - - - Y - - - - Y -
Lesser Yellowlegs Shorebird Increase 100% - - - - Y - - - - - -
Marbled Godwit Shorebird Increase 50% - - - Y Y - - - - - -
Red-necked Phalarope Shorebird Increase 50% - - - Y Y - - - - Y -
Semipalmated Sandpiper Shorebird Increase 100% - - - Y Y - - - - Y Y
Short-billed Dowitcher Shorebird Increase 100% - - - Y Y - - - - Y -
Solitary Sandpiper Shorebird Increase 50% - - - Y Y - - - - - -
Upland Sandpiper Shorebird Increase 100% - - - - Y - - - - Y -
Whimbrel Shorebird Migrant (no population objective) - - - Y Y - - - - Y Y
Wilson's Phalarope Shorebird Increase 100% - - - Y Y - - - - - -
Wilson's Snipe Shorebird Increase 100% - - - - Y - - - - - -
American Bittern Waterbird Increase 50% - - - Y Y - - - - Y -
American White Pelican Waterbird Assess/Maintain - - Red
British Columbia(BC)
Y Y - - - - Y -
Arctic Tern Waterbird Increase 50% - - - Y Y - - - - - -
Black Tern Waterbird Increase 100% - - - Y Y - - - - Y -
Black-crowned Night-Heron Waterbird Increase 50% - - - - - - - - - Y -
Bonaparte's Gull Waterbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y Y - - - - - -
California Gull Waterbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y Y - - - - - -
Caspian Tern Waterbird Maintain current - - - - - - - - - Y -
Common Loon Waterbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y Y - - - - - -
Common Tern Waterbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y Y - - - - - -
Eared Grebe Waterbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y Y - - - - - -
Forster's Tern Waterbird Increase 50% - - - Y Y - - - - Y -
Herring Gull Waterbird Increase 50% - - - Y Y - - - - - -
Horned Grebe Waterbird Increase 50% SC - - Y Y - - - - Y -
Pacific Loon Waterbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y Y - - - - Y -
Pied-billed Grebe Waterbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - - - - Y -
Red-necked Grebe Waterbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - - - - - Y
Sora Waterbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y Y - - - - Y -
Virginia Rail Waterbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y Y - - - - - -
Western Grebe Waterbird Increase 50% - - SC (AB) Y Y - - - - Y -
Whooping Crane Waterbird Recovery objective Endangered (E) E E (AB, MB,
Saskatchewan (SK))
Y Y - - - - Y -
Yellow Rail Waterbird Increase 50% SC SC - Y Y - - - - Y -
American Wigeon Waterfowl Increase 50% - - - Y Y - - Mod High High - -
Barrow's Goldeneye Waterfowl Maintain current - - - - - - - Moderate - Y -
Blue-winged Teal Waterfowl Maintain current - - - Y Y - - Mod High Mod High - -
Bufflehead Waterfowl Assess/Maintain - - - - Y - - Moderate High - -
Cackling Goose Waterfowl Assess/Maintain - - - Y Y - - High High - -
Canvasback Waterfowl Maintain current - - - Y Y - - Mod High Mod High - -
Common Goldeneye Waterfowl Maintain current - - - Y Y - - Mod High High - -
Gadwall Waterfowl Assess/Maintain - - - - Y - - Moderate Mod High - -
Green-winged Teal Waterfowl Maintain current - - - - Y - - Moderate High Y -
Lesser Scaup Waterfowl Increase 50% - - - Y Y - - High Highest Y -
Lesser Snow Goose (Western Arctic) Waterfowl Decrease - - - - Y - - Above Objective High - -
Long-tailed Duck Waterfowl Increase 100% - - - Y Y - - Mod High Mod High Y -
Mallard Waterfowl Maintain current - - - Y Y - - High High - -
Northern Pintail Waterfowl Increase 50% - - - Y Y - - High High Y -
Northern Shoveler Waterfowl Maintain current - - - - Y - - Moderate Mod High - -
Redhead Waterfowl Maintain current - - - Y Y - - Mod High Mod High - -
Ring-necked Duck Waterfowl Assess/Maintain - - - - Y - - Moderate High - -
Surf Scoter Waterfowl Increase 50% - - - Y Y - - Mod High Mod High Y -
Trumpeter Swan (Rocky Mountain) Waterfowl Assess/Maintain - - T (AB), E (MB), Specially Protected (SP)
Yukon Territory (YT)
Y Y - - High Highest Y -
Tundra Swan (Eastern) Waterfowl Assess/Maintain - - - - Y - - Mod Low High Y -
White-winged Scoter Waterfowl Increase 50% - - SC (AB) Y Y - - Mod High High Y -

Note: A single species can be on the priority list for more than one reason.

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