The primary objective of this paper is to summarize the distribution and habitat use of Red- and Blue-listed neotropical migrant songbirds (hereafter referred to as “listed” species) in the Fort Nelson Forest District (FNFD) in northeastern British Columbia. Data were summarized from 2 main sources: anecdotal data and studies conducted prior to 1996; and 4 Forest Renewal British Columbia (FRBC) studies conducted since 1996. We also compared the relative density of listed species (pairs/ha) to densities reported in the central and eastern parts of their breeding range. The dominant biogeoclimatic zone in the FNFD is the Boreal White and Black Spruce (BWBS) zone (68% of the district), which represents a large part of the mixedwood boreal forest found in British Columbia. Northeastern British Columbia is home to 6 listed species that are rare or unrecorded in the rest of the province: bay-breasted warbler (BBWA), black-throated green warbler (BTNW), Canada warbler (CAWA), Cape May warbler (CMWA)...
Bennett, Stephen, Sherrington, Peter; Johnstone, Pierre; Harrison, Bruce. 1999. Habitat Use and Distribution of Listed Neotropical Migrant Songbirds in Northeastern British Columbia (in Proc. Conference Biology & Management of Species and Habitats at Risk). Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Conference Biology & ManagementProceedings. Vol. 1
Topic: Species and Ecosystems at Risk
Keywords: boreal forest, distribution, habitat, neotropical migrants, northeastern British Columbia, songbirds, bay-breasted warbler, black-throated green warbler, Canada warbler, Cape May warbler, Connecticut warbler, Philadelphia vireo