Table 2. The habitat classification used by Boreal Avian Modelling Project, based on a reclassification of the Land Cover Map of Canada 2005 (LCC05; Latifovic et al. 2008). The published legend contained 39 labels (LCC05 Labels). These were reclassified to 17 classes (BAM Class Name and Code) based on representation within the BAM sample (Fig. 3), geographic distribution, similarity within the hierarchical legend, and estimated mean abundances of three widely distributed bird species.

BAM Class Name BAM Code LCC05 Labels
Closed Coniferous 1 1
Closed Deciduous 2 2
Closed Mature Mixed 3 3
Closed Young Mixed 4 4
Closed Deciduous Mixed 5 5
Open Coniferous 6 6,7
Sparse Coniferous 8 8,13,20
Sparse Coniferous Shield 9 9
Poorly Drained 10 10,19
Open Mature Deciduous 11 11
Open Young Deciduous 12 12,16
Open Mixed 14 14
Open Young Mixed 15 15
Open Herb/Grass 17 17,18
Open Northern 21 21,22,23,24,25,30,31,32
Mixed Forest/Crop 26 26,27,28,29
Burns 33 33,34,35
Not used 36,37,38,39