More than 3 billion birds, of more than 325 species nest/breed in the boreal forest. What is the boreal forest, you ask? Also known by the Russian word, Taiga, it is Canada's largest vegetation zone, making up 55% of the land mass, extending from the Yukon and northern British Columbia in the west to the eastern and northern reaches of Newfoundland and Labrador. Much more information in The Canadian Encyclopedia.
What we need to realize is that since humans share this area with wildlife, we need to be mindful of the effects of our living, playing and working in the boreal forest. We need to protect this vast area for those who need it most - the vulnerable population of birds and other wildlife.
Here's some information from Boreal Birds Need Half.
Boreal Birds Need Half is promoting an on-line petition to accomplish the above aims. You are invited to visit their website and sign it.