Conservation of Landbirds in Alaska
Bird Conservation Regions in Alaska
Five Bird Conservation Regions were designated in Alaska as part of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative to provide a framework that would facilitate coordinated conservation and evaluations of major bird initiatives.
Landbird Conservation Plan for Alaska Biogeographic Regions version 1.0
The size of Alaska dictates that conservation planning for landbirds generally be framed within a landscape context. To form a Bird Conservation Plan for the state, species, and their habitats, and management issues were considered within 5 Biogeographic Regions. (247 KB PDF)
Priority Species for Conservation in Alaska
Ranking landbird species breeding in each Biogeographic Region in Alaska determines the priority rank of a species based on its abundance in North America, the degree to which breeding and wintering distributions are restricted and threatened, proportion of the species' range occupied by the Bioregion, and population trend.
Landbirds of Concern included in the ADF&G’s Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Plan
Alaska is home to 135 species of breeding birds that principally use terrestrial habitats throughout the year. These birds, commonly referred to as "landbirds", comprise the largest and most ecologically diverse component of Alaska's avifauna and include raptors, grouse, woodpeckers, flycatchers, jays, chickadees, thrushes, warblers, and sparrows, among others. (324 KB PDF)
Partners in Flight North American Landbird Conservation Plan
The Partners in Flight North American Landbird Conservation Plan provides a continental synthesis of priorities and objectives that will guide landbird conservation actions at national and international scales. The scope for this Plan is the 448 species of native landbirds that regularly breed in the U.S. and Canada.