The Vancouver Island Northern Pygmy-Owl is and always has been uncommon. Population estimates continue to be low. Northern Pygmy-Owl populations may be declining and are expected to decline in the future as a direct result of habitat fragmentation, degradation and loss especially related to lack of suitable nest cavities as snags and large-diameter trees are removed and not replaced across the landscape.
Darling, L.M.. 2003. Status of the Vancouver Island Northern Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium gnoma swarthi) in British Columbia. Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection; Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management. Species Status Report. B113
Topic: Species status
Keywords: vancouver island northern pygmy-owl, glacidium gnoma, species, status, reports, management
Scientific Name: Glaucidium gnoma
English Name: Northern Pygmy-owl
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