Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Hooded Warbler - Not at Risk

Some good news arising out of this month's COSEWIC Wildlife Species Assessment Meeting. The Ontario Hooded Warbler population (the only population of Hooded Warbler in Canada) has be de-listed and is no longer considered at risk. The rationale for the decision is that the known range and abundance of the Ontario population has expanded since this species was last assessed, and also Hooded Warbler has shown a long-term increase in abundance in its core range.

Hooded Warbler
(with apologies to Charley Harper)

In the not-so-good news category, Baird's Sparrow and Buff-breasted Sandpiper have been added to the list of Species at Risk under the status Special Concern. For a detailed summary of the results of the May 2012 COSEWIC Wildlife Species Assessment Meeting click here.

1 comment:

Hannah Maciver said...

that is better than a charlie harper...can i have your signed copy? xo