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Making Connections for Bird Conservation:
Linking States, Provinces & Territories to Important Wintering and Breeding Grounds 

In this document we use maps to summarize migratory connections between individual U. S. states, Canadian provinces & territories, and the regions that support the same birds at the other end of migration. With this information in hand, decision-makers can explore partnerships and mechanisms that would help further conservation action outside their borders. The document is composed of several parts – the TEXT of the document; MAPS of migratory connections from each state, province and territory; and the APPENDICES.

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Making Connections for Bird Conservation: Linking States, Provinces & Territories to Important Wintering and Breeding Grounds

STATE, PROVINCE & TERRITORY MAPS

Click below on the state, province, or territory (listed alphabetically) you are interested in for a map of links to wintering and (where appropriate) breeding grounds for priority birds.

Alabama (AL) Winter
Alabama (AL) Breeding

Alaska (AK) Winter

Alberta (AB) Winter

Arizona (AZ) Winter
Arizona (AZ) Breeding

Arkansas (AR) Winter
Arkansas (AR) Breeding

British Columbia (BC) Winter

California (CA) Winter

Colorado (CO) Winter

Connecticut (CT) Winter

Delaware (DE) Winter

Florida (FL) Winter
Florida (FL) Breeding

Georgia (GA) Winter
Georgia (GA) Breeding

Idaho (ID) Winter

Illinois (IL) Winter

Indiana (IN) Winter

Iowa (IA) Winter

Kansas (KS) Winter
Kansas (KS) Breeding

Kentucky(KY) Winter

Louisiana (LA) Winter
Louisiana (LA) Breeding

Maine (ME) Winter

Manitoba (MB) Winter

Maryland (MD) Winter

Massachusetts (MA) Winter

Michigan (MI) Winter

Minnesota (MN) Winter

Mississippi (MS) Winter
Mississippi (MS) Breeding

Missouri (MO) Winter
Missouri (MO) Breeding

Montana (MT) Winter

Nebraska (NE) Winter
Nebraska (NE) Breeding

Nevada (NV) Winter

New Brunswick (NB) Winter

Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Winter

New Hampshire (NH) Winter

New Jersey (NJ) Winter

New Mexico (NM) Winter
New Mexico (NM) Breeding

New York (NY) Winter

North Carolina (NC) Winter
North Carolina (NC) Breeding

North Dakota (ND) Winter

Northwest Territories (NT) Winter

Nova Scotia (NS) Winter

Nunavut (NU) Winter

Ohio (OH) Winter

Oklahoma (OK) Winter
Oklahoma (OK) Breeding

Ontario (ON) Winter

Oregon (OR) Winter

Pennsylvania (PA) Winter

Prince Edward Island (PE) Winter

Quebec (QC) Winter

Rhode Island (RI) Winter

Saskatchewan (SK) Winter

South Carolina (SC) Winter
South Carolina (SC) Breeding

South Dakota (SD) Winter
South Dakota (SD) Breeding

Tennessee (TN) Winter
Tennessee (TN) Breeding

Texas (TX) Winter
Texas (TX) Breeding

Utah (UT) Winter

Vermont (VT) Winter

Virginia (VA) Winter
Virginia (VA) Breeding

Washington (WA) Winter

West Virginia (WV) Winter

Wisconsin (WI) Winter

Wyoming (WY) Winter

Yukon (YK) Winter

APPENDIX A – Weights used to connect individual states, provinces and territories to Wintering grounds farther south – Set of 5 downloadable PDFs by Region

Appendix A1 - Winter Link Weights for Priority Migrants - Canada [PDF]

Appendix A2 - Winter Link Weights for Priority Migrants - PIF West Region [PDF]

Appendix A3 - Winter Link Weights for Priority Migrants - PIF Midwest Region [PDF]

Appendix A4 - Winter Link Weights for Priority Migrants - PIF Northeast Region [PDF]

Appendix A5 - Winter Link Weights for Priority Migrants -PIF Southeast Region [PDF]

Appendix A - Complete downloadable Excel version

APPENDIX B -- Weights used to connect individual states to Breeding areas farther north

Appendix B – Weights used to connect individual states to Breeding areas farther north – [PDF]

Appendix B - Downloadable Excel version

In addition, the Zoological Society of Milwaukee has produced the following valuable resource for MesoAmerican landowners - Birds Without Borders - Aves Sin Fronteras Recommendations for Landowners: How to Manage Your Land to Help Birds (Belize and MesoAmerica edition).

The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) has established the Southern Wings Program, focused on conserving state priority birds on their wintering grounds in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Last updated 09/20/2013

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