Northern Forest Birds (BCR 12) Working Group


Northern Forest Birds (BCR 12) Working Group

Vision: Our leadership and guidance in monitoring, research and management actions ensure thriving, diverse northern forest bird communities across Bird Conservation Region 12.

  • We offer recommendations for monitoring and research protocols, data management, and study design specifically for Northern Forest Birds. 
  • We raise awareness of Northern Forest Bird monitoring and research programs and help communicate success and future research/monitoring needs.
  • We collaborate with resource management groups on conservation strategies for Northern Forest Birds.

Members: 25
Latest Activity: Apr 18


The following resources are intended to provide additional information and background along with recommendations for northern forest bird monitoring and conservation as they become available:

1) 2015 Workshop on the Monitoring, Research, and Management for Northern Forest Birds (BCR 12)

2) Partners in Flight Bird Conservation Plan for The Boreal Hardwood Transition (Bird Conservation Region 12 — U.S. Portion) (Download a PDF file here)

3) Ontario Landbird Conservation Plan - Boreal Hardwood Transition (BCR 12)

4) The Northeast Bird Monitoring Handbook: 10 steps to successful bird conservation through improved monitoring

5) Introductory Webinar - February 5, 2014 - Integrating Bird Monitoring and Conservation Efforts Across Bird Conservation Region 12

6) Priorities and Next Steps

7) August 2014 Working Group Session

Discussion Forum

We want to hear from YOU! 1 Reply

Greetings and welcome to the brand new Northern Forest Birds Working Group!  As we continue to organize around shared goals and get acquainted with one another, we'd like to learn what great work you…Continue

Started by Katie Koch. Last reply by Paula Dreeszen May 9, 2014.

Boreal Birds Need Half: Maintaining North America’s Bird Nursery and Why it Matters

The “Boreal Birds Need Half Report” was released yesterday (Monday May 5, 2014) and is summarized below: …Continue

Started by Katie Koch May 6, 2014.

The Future of the Northern Forests: Climate Change Impacts and Forest Management

(written by Matthew Duveneck, Portland State University and Ashley Spratt, USFWS External Affairs)How will forests change as the climate warms? Is biodiversity an important component for forest…Continue

Started by Katie Koch Mar 31, 2014.


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