1. Land Birds at Risk Project
In Nova Scotia, Forested Wetlands provide important breeding habitat for three landbird species at risk. This study most often found Canada Warblers in treed swamps that have a tall shrub layer, Olive-sided Flycatchers within and along edges of coniferous treed bogs, and Rusty Blackbirds in forested areas that have lots of shallow water, such as ponds, vernal pools, and slow-moving streams. Although each species tends to prefer a different type of forested wetland, two or even all three can be found in the same area when these habitat features occur in the same wetland complex. Another habitat requirement for all three species are mature trees. Many other bird species of conservation concern also use these habitats. We are working to predict where we can find specific habitats these species need occur in Nova Scotia.
2. Southwest Nova Scotia Forested Wetlands – Kespukwitk Conservation Collaborative
Contact: Lesley Farrow, Canadian Wildlife Service
The intent of this initiative is to work collaboratively to strategically identify, prioritize, and ultimately implement and monitor, effective conservation actions to address priority threats using an integrated two-eyed seeing approach.