New Canada-wide landbird density estimates

To support research and conservation planning we have produced new density estimates for 143 boreal bird species as well as population sizes and regional habitat associations.

2019-2020 Annual Report

We are pleased to provide you with the 2019-20 BAM Annual Report outlining BAM’s activities and collaborations during our previous year. 

The Boreal Avian Modelling (BAM) Project


The boreal forest provides breeding habitat for a majority of North America’s migratory landbirds. This region is under increasing pressure from industrial development and climate change, underscoring the urgent need for rigorous, science-based conservation solutions. 


BAM was initiated in 2004 to address significant gaps in knowledge required to effectively manage and conserve boreal birds. Our Project Team, which is comprised of academic researchers, government scientists, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, works collaboratively with other researchers and organizations interested in developing and applying science to bird conservation and management.


BAM supports the conservation of North America's boreal birds through high-quality, data-driven and collaborative science. If you’re interested in co-producing research related to boreal bird conservation or if you have data that you want to contribute to our database, we invite you to contact us.