The black-throated green warbler are classified as Sensitive in the current General Status of Alberta Wild Species
Also see the Status of the Black-throated Green Warbler in Alberta report at:
In a subsequent detailed status assessment, Alberta’s Endangered Species Conservation Committee identified the black-throated
green warbler as a Species of Special Concern—a species that without human intervention may soon become threatened with
extinction. See information on the Endangered Species Conservation Committee and Species of Special Concern at:
- Timber harvesting has increased significantly in Alberta in recent years, and regenerating forests will not reach a sufficient
age to support black-throated green warblers before being harvested again.
- Loss of wintering habitat in Central America may also be affecting black-throated green warbler populations.
Under Alberta’s Wildlife Act, the black-throated green warbler is designated as a non-game animal and it is ille.gal to
kill or harass individuals or disturb their nests at any time of the year.
Alberta’s Endangered Species Conservation Committee has recommended the conservation of its habitat through long-term forest
management focused on maintaining populations that are well distributed over the species’ historical range.
Modifications to resource extraction activities that currently affect the preferred habitat of the black-throated green
warbler will be critical to lessen their impact on this species
A Species of Special Concern management plan is being developed for this species; see information on identification and
management of species of special concern at:
Updated: Jan 8, 2014