Red-eyed Vireo
(Vireo olivaceus)

Summary

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© John Reaume
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In Canada, the Red-eyed Vireo inhabits deciduous and mixed forests from Newfoundland to eastern British Columbia. Results from the Breeding Bird Survey show little overall change in the population relative to about 1970. Some regional variability in population trends exists.

Designations

Listing of the main designations for the species
DesignationStatusDateSubspecies, population
IUCN (Global)Least Concern2012 
Wild Species (Canada)Secure2010 

Population status

Geographic areaStatusReliability
CanadaLittle ChangeHigh
 

Population estimate

Canada> 50,000,000 adults
 

Distribution maps

 

Migration strategy, occurrence

Long-distance migrant

Responsibility for conservation of world population

CanadaModerate

Conservation and management

With long-term, relatively unchanged populations, there are few conservation concerns for this very abundant species. Although the species' presence is related to forest area and has been shown to be sensitive to large clear-cuts, it may be adaptable to fragments as small as 0.5 ha (Cimprich et al. 2000). Little is known about the species on its South American wintering grounds (Cimprich et al. 2000).

 

Bird conservation region strategies

Environment and Climate Change Canada and partners have developed Bird Conservation Region Strategies in each of Canada’s Bird Conservation Regions (BCRs). In these strategies, selected species are identified as priorities for one or more of the following reasons:

  • conservation concerns (i.e., species vulnerable due to population size, distribution, population trend, abundance, or threats)
  • stewardship responsibilities (i.e., species that typify the regional avifauna or have a large proportion of their range or population in the sub-region)
  • management concerns (i.e., species that require ongoing management because of their socio-economic importance as game species, or because of their impacts on other species or habitats)
  • other concerns (i.e., species deemed a priority by regional experts for other reasons than those listed above or because they are listed as species at risk or concern at the provincial level)

Select any of the sub-regions below to view the BCR strategy for additional details.

BCRs, marine biogeographic units, and sub-regions in which the species is listed as a priority
RegionSub-region and priority type
NoneNone
 

References