NAWCA Priority Species

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

White-fronted Goose     Photo – Nathan Graff, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

NAWCA Technical Questions – Priority Birds

Technical Question #1 on the Standard NAWCA application asks about waterfowl species. You will be asked to list and enumerate waterfowl that your project will benefit: high priority waterfowl, priority waterfowl, and other waterfowl species.

Technical Question #2 asks about non-waterfowl, wetland-associated species. You will be asked to list the species found in the Bird Conservation Region where the project is located. Not sure what BCR you are in? See the map.

High Priority Species – Waterfowl

Tule Greater White-fronted Goose
Dusky Canada Goose
Southern James Bay Canada Goose
Northern Pintail
Mottled Duck
American Black Duck
Mallard
Lesser Scaup
Greater Scaup

Other Priority Species – Waterfowl

Pacific Greater White-fronted Goose
Wrangel Island Snow Goose
Atlantic Brant
Pacific Brant
Wood Duck
Redhead
Canvasback
Ring-necked Duck
Common Eider
American Wigeon
Cackling Goose

Wetland-Associated Priority Species by Bird Conservation Region–Pacific Birds BCRs

(To view all Bird Conservation Regions, see Appendix A of the Standard Grants proposal instructions.)

BCR 1   Aleutian/Bering Sea Islands

Red-faced Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Black Oystercatcher
Rock Sandpiper (ptilocnemis ssp.)
Red-legged Kittiwake
Aleutian Tern
Arctic Tern
Marbled Murrelet
Kittlitz’s Murrelet
Whiskered Auklet

BCR 2   Western Alaska

Red-throated Loon
Yellow-billed Loon
Red-faced Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Black Oystercatcher
Solitary Sandpiper
Lesser Yellowlegs
Whimbrel
Bristle-thighed Curlew
Hudsonian Godwit
Bar-tailed Godwit
Marbled Godwit
Red Knot (roselaari ssp.)
Rock Sandpiper (ptilocnemis ssp.) (nb)
Dunlin (arcticola ssp.) (nb)
Short-billed Dowitcher
Aleutian Tern
Arctic Tern
Marbled Murrelet
Kittlitz’s Murrelet

BCR 3   Arctic Plains and Mountains

Red-throated Loon
Yellow-billed Loon
Whimbrel
Bar-tailed Godwit
Red Knot (roselaari ssp.)
Dunlin (arcticola ssp.)
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Arctic Tern

BCR 4   Northwestern Interior Forest

Horned Grebe
Solitary Sandpiper
Lesser Yellowlegs
Whimbrel
Bristle-thighed Curlew
Hudsonian Godwit
Red Knot (roselaari ssp.)
Rock Sandpiper (ptilocnemis ssp.) (nb)
Short-billed Dowitcher
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Rusty Blackbird

BCR 5 Pacific Northern Rainforest

Yellow-billed Loon (nb)
Western Grebe (nb)
Red-faced Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant (pelagicus ssp.)
Bald Eagle
Black Oystercatcher
Solitary Sandpiper (nb)
Lesser Yellowlegs (nb)
Whimbrel (nb)
Long-billed Curlew (nb)
Hudsonian Godwit (nb)
Marbled Godwit (nb)
Red Knot (roselaari ssp.) (nb)
Short-billed Dowitcher (nb)
Aleutian Tern
Caspian Tern
Arctic Tern
Marbled Murrelet
Kittlitz’s Murrelet
Black Swift
Rufous Hummingbird
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher

BCR 67 Hawaii

Laysan Albatross
Black-footed Albatross
Christmas Shearwater
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel
Tristram’s Storm-Petrel
Bristle-thighed Curlew (nb)
Short-eared Owl