Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategy for the Northern Saw-whet Owl brooksi subspecies (Aegolius acadicus brooksi) in Canada

The Northern Saw-whet Owl, brooksi subspecies, (hereafter 'Saw-whet Owl') is an endemic subspecies to Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands). Saw-whet Owls are small, brown owls with broad reddish brown stripes on their chest. The brooksi subspecies was designated as Threatened by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) in April 2006 because they are a distinct subspecies endemic to Canada, have a small world population that is restricted to Haida Gwaii, and are a specialist of older forests that are declining in abundance because of threats such as forest harvest (COSEWIC 2006).

Consultation period: 2013-12-23 to 2014-02-21

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Pippa Shepherd
Parks Canada
300-300 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC
V6B 6B4
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