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GarnetThroatHummer_p36.jpg
The Garnet-throated
Hummingbird,
restricted to tropical
highland forests of
Mesoamerica, is a
species of high
tri-national concern
(see Appendix B).
Photo by Knut Eisermann

These appendices present data selected to support key messages in the body of the report. Much more information relevant to the assessment of all 882 native landbirds of Canada, Mexico, and the United States is provided online through the PIF species assessment database housed at the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory in Colorado. Interested readers are encouraged to visit as well as the conservation assessment of all Mexican birds.

The results of this new tri-national species assessment do not replace the priorities and objectives identified previously in the 2004 PIF Landbird Conservation Plan (Rich et al. 2004) or regional priorities in the PIF species assessment database. The messages in this report are highly relevant to successful conservation of all North American landbirds.

Appendix A: Families of Native Landbirds (PDF)  Excel
Provides a snapshot of the broad diversity of landbirds in this continent by summarizing the number of species across 58 taxonomic families, together with a summary of the numbers of species listed in the following appendices. Taxonomy follows the 50th supplement to the American Ornithologists’ Union Check-list of North American Birds (Chesser et al. 2009, Auk 126(3):705−714).

Appendix B: Species of High Tri-National Concern (PDF) Excel
Lists 148 species highlighted in the “Loss of Bird Diversity” section of the report, identifying those within each of five subgroups mentioned in the text, and providing species-specific information that is summarized in graphs and maps in that section. Habitat definitions are provided at the end of Appendix B.

Appendix C: Common Birds in Steep Decline (PDF) Excel

Lists 42 species in the "Loss of Bird Abundance" section of the report, with additional data most relevant to key messages provided in that section.

Appendix D: Species Substantially Shared Among Nations (PDF) Excel
Lists 272 species highlighted in the “Shared Birds, Shared Responsibility” section of the report—those for which responsibility is substantially shared by at least two countries within the trinational area. Countries with high responsibility for these species are identified by season with additional information relevant to messages provided in the text.

Note: Species may appear in multiple Appendices if they meet criteria for more than one group of birds.

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