The coastal subspecies of Northern goshawk, the Queen Charlotte goshawk, is an uncommon forest raptor that is currently on the BC 'Red List' as a candidate species for Endangered or Threatened status. As of 2002, 40 nests in 13 goshawk territories had been discovered in CanFor TFL 37, on north-central Vancouver Island. CanFor has committed to managing habitat for this species through an approved Adaptive Management Strategy that varies from normal IWMS provisions. Between 5-12 May and 3-14 July 2003, goshawk surveys for breeding activity were conducted at all 13 previously known territories in TFL 37 plus two 'control' nesting territories in Strathcona Provincial Park. A total of 336 call playback stations were completed during the survey period. 5 goshawk detections occurred during surveys. No active goshawk nest were found in any of the 15 known goshawk nesting territories. Survey data suggests that productivity for known goshawk nesting territories in TFL 37 and Strathcona Provincial Park was zero. Recommendations include the continuation of surveys of known territories for a total of 5 years to determine territory occupancy and productivity.
Manning, Cooper and Associates Ltd., Manning, E. Todd; Chytyk, Paul; Cooper, John M.. 2003. 2003 northern goshawk monitoring of CanFor TFL 37, Woss, BC. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program. Forest Investment Account Report. FIA2003MR037
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
Keywords: goshawk, survey, TFL 37
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