Baird's Junco Junco bairdi


Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Near Threatened because it has a small population found in only one very small area. The current population trend for this species is uncertain, and any evidence for a decline in its population size could lead to it being uplisted in the future.

Population justification
Assuming that not all of the species’s range is occupied and using density estimates for congeners the population size may fall within the range of 2,500-9,999 mature individuals.

Trend justification
The population trend is unknown.

Distribution and population

Junco bairdi is found only in a very limited range in semi-arid woodland at the tip of the Baja California peninsula, Mexico (Rising 2016)


This species inhabits semi-arid woodland at the tip of the Baja California peninsula (Rising 2016).


Habitat conversion may be affecting this species.

Conservation actions

Conservation Action Underway

Conservation Action Proposed
Conduct research to better understand the species's ecology, and threats.


Text account compilers
Everest, J.

Butchart, S. & Ekstrom, J.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Junco bairdi. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/bairds-junco-junco-bairdi on 26/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 26/02/2024.