Acadian Flycatchers and Hooded Warblers are migratory birds that share essential breeding habitat in the forests of Ontario?s Carolinian Zone. Both species prefer large, mature woodlands for nesting. In Ontario's Carolinian Zone, the preferred habitat of these birds has diminished by as much as 90 percent since European settlement. Acadian Flycatchers are listed as an endangered species in Canada, with only 35 to 50 nesting pairs occurring annually. Hooded Warblers are a nationally threatened species, with just 150 to 210 nesting pairs each year. Preserving these populations in Canada is contingent on conserving the remaining Carolinian forests in Ontario.
A report has been created that's designed to inform interested parties about the species and their habitat requirements and provide landowners with forest management guidelines designed to maintain and enhance Carolinian forest habitat.
To see a copy of the report (5 Mb) use the "Latest Report" link on the menu at left or click here