About three-quarters of Canada's birds are migratory species that spend the breeding season in Canada but winter further south. Many of them over-winter in the United States, but over 200 species travel as far south as Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, or South America. These long-distance migrants include many shorebirds, other waterbirds, passerines (songbirds), raptors (birds of prey), and some waterfowl.
The NABCI Canada Council has highlighted the need to provide an effective voice for the conservation of Canadian birds internationally. Common priorities for bird conservation will inform the implementation of programs and conservation activities by Council members in the international arena.
Please see the NABCI International site for more information on international activities.