Bird Conservation Strategy for region 7 in Quebec: priority species

Table 1. Priority species in BCR 7 Quebec, population objective, and the reason for priority status.
Priority speciesFootnote 1 Bird group Population objective COSEWICFootnote 2 SARAFootnote3 Quebec provincial listingFootnote 4 National / continental concernFootnote 5
(landbirds)
Continental stewardshipFootnote 5
(landbirds)
Regional steward- shipFootnote 5
(landbirds)
Conservation category and ruleFootnote 6 (shorebirds) Priority tierFootnote7
(water- birds)
NAWMP rankFootnote 8
(water- fowl)
Expert reviewFootnote9
(added to priority list)
Alder Flycatcher Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - Y - - - - -
Bald Eagle Landbird Recovery objective - - V - Y - - - - -
Belted Kingfisher Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - Y - - - -
Black-backed Woodpecker Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - Y Y - - - -
Blackpoll Warbler Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - Y - - - -
Boreal Chickadee Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - Y - - - - -
Common NighthawkFootnote10 Landbird Recovery objective TH TH L Y - - - - - -
Fox Sparrow Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y Y - - - - -
Golden Eagle Landbird Recovery objective - - V - - - - - - -
Gray Jay Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - Y - - - - -
Gray-cheeked Thrush Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - - - - Y
Le Conte's Sparrow Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - - - - Y
Lincoln's Sparrow Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y Y - - - - -
Merlin Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - Y - - - -
Nelson's Sparrow Landbird Assess/Maintain - - L Y - - - - - -
Northern Hawk Owl Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - - - - Y
Northern Shrike Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - Y Y - - - -
Olive-sided FlycatcherFootnote10 Landbird Recovery objective TH TH L Y - - - - - -
Orange-crowned Warbler Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - - - - Y
Palm Warbler Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y Y Y - - - -
Peregrine Falcon (anatum/tundrius)Footnote10 Landbird Recovery objective SC SC VFootnote11 Y - - - - - -
Pine Grosbeak Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y Y Y - - - -
Rusty BlackbirdFootnote10 Landbird Recovery objective SC SC L Y - Y - - - -
Short-eared OwlFootnote10 Landbird Recovery objective SC SC L Y - - - - - -
Spruce Grouse Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - Y - - - - -
Swamp Sparrow Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y Y Y - - - -
Tennessee Warbler Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - - Y - - - - -
White-throated Sparrow Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y Y - - - - -
White-winged Crossbill Landbird Assess/Maintain - - - Y Y - - - - -
Dunlin Shorebird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - 3a - - -
Greater Yellowlegs Shorebird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - 3b - - Y
Least Sandpiper Shorebird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - 3e - - Y
Lesser Yellowlegs Shorebird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - 2a - - Y
Marbled Godwit Shorebird Increase 50% - - - - - - 4a,b - - -
Red Knot (rufa)Footnote10 Shorebird Recovery objective EN EN L - - - 4a - - -
Red-necked Phalarope Shorebird Increase 50% - - - - - - 3a - - -
Semipalmated Plover Shorebird Increase 50% - - - - - - 2a - - Y
Semipalmated Sandpiper Shorebird Increase 100% - - - - - - 3a - - -
Short-billed Dowitcher (griseus) Shorebird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - 3a - - -
Solitary Sandpiper Shorebird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - 3b - - Y
Wilson's Snipe Shorebird Increase 50% - - - - - - 3e - - Y
American Bittern Waterbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - - Tier 1 - -
Bonaparte's Gull Waterbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - - Tier 1 - -
Common Loon Waterbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - - Tier 1 - -
Sora Waterbird Assess/Maintain - - - - - - - Tier 2 - -
Yellow Rail Waterbird Recovery objective SC SC TH - - - - Tier 1 - -
American Black Duck Waterfowl Maintain current - - - - - - - - High -
Black Scoter Waterfowl Maintain current - - - - - - - - Mod. high -
Brant Waterfowl Maintain current - - - - - - - - High -
Canada Goose (Atlantic) Waterfowl Maintain current - - - - - - - - Highest -
Canada Goose (North Atlantic) Waterfowl Maintain current - - - - - - - - High -
Harlequin Duck (Eastern population) Waterfowl Recovery objective SC SC V - - - - - High -
Red-breasted Merganser Waterfowl Maintain current - - - - - - - - Mod. Y
Surf Scoter Waterfowl Maintain current - - - - - - - - High -
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