Description of critical habitat of the Golden-winged Warbler in Riding Mountain National Park of Canada

The Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera) is a migratory bird protected under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994, and listed on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act as threatened. In Canada, the Golden-winged Warbler is found in forest edge habitat exhibiting early successional characteristics, usually with a patchy mixture of shrubs, saplings, herbaceous openings and widely spaced tall trees.

The Recovery Strategy for the Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera) in Canada identifies critical habitat for the species in a number of areas across Canada, including Riding Mountain National Park of Canada.

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to subsection 58(2) of the Species at Risk Act, that 90 days after the date of publication of this notice, subsection 58(1) of the Act will apply to the critical habitat of the Golden-winged Warbler, as identified in the recovery strategy for that species, which is included in the Species at Risk Public Registry, and that is located within Riding Mountain National Park of Canada, the boundaries of which are described in Schedule 1 of the Canada National Parks Act.

Richard Dupuis
Acting Field Unit Superintendent
Riding Mountain Field Unit