Invasive Birds

Invasive species are plants and animals not naturally found in B.C. that can potentially harm the province's natural environment or adversely affect people's health.

There are 5 priority categories. A bird's priority category determines the province's response.

  1. Prevent
  2. Early detection and rapid response (EDRR)
  3. Provincial Containment
  4. Regional containment/control
  5. Management

The birds on this page are all in the management category. 

Management

Species is more widespread but may be of concern in specific situations with certain high values - For example, conservation lands, specific agriculture crops. Management objective is to reduce the invasive species impacts locally or regionally, where resources are available. 

black duck in a pond

American black duck
Anas rubripes​


Starling on a rock

European Starling   
Sturnus vulgaris 


Wild turkey on grass

Wild turkey
Meleagris gallopavo​

collard dove on a wire

Eurasian collard dove
Streptopelia decaocto


Mute swan on water

Mute swan
Cygnus olor​

house sparrow on some leaves

European house sparrow     
Passer domesticus


Rock pigeon on a rock

Rock pigeon
Columba livia