Bird Studies Canada is our country’s leading science-based bird conservation organization. Our mission is to conserve wild birds of Canada through sound science, on-the-ground actions, innovative partnerships, public engagement, and science-based advocacy.
Watching birds is more popular than ever! Tens of thousands of Canadians share their energy, skill, and bird observations through Bird Studies Canada's bird surveys. These "Citizen Scientists" provide a tremendous service by volunteering their time to track the health of bird populations.
Using data from our targeted research initiatives and Citizen Science programs, and in collaboration with conservation partners, our scientists monitor bird population trends, investigate declines, and recommend actions to protect the health of ecosystems we all depend on.
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Research & Conservation Programs
Our Conservation Networks
Our educational programs combine bird research, Citizen Science, mentoring opportunities, school programs, public events, and workshops to provide engaging experiences that foster awareness, appreciation, and stewardship of birds and nature.
Long Point Programs
Christmas Bird Count for Kids
Urban Bird Programs
You can play an important role in conserving Canada's wild birds! Bird Studies Canada supporters provide charitable donations as well as making valuable Citizen Science contributions. Our nationwide programs are focused on the highest-priority conservation needs for birds.
Support Bird Studies Canada
Make a difference and support our research and conservation work.
Join Bird Studies Canada
Become a member and participate in any of our Citizen Science programs for free.
Great Canadian Birdathon
As of summer 2015, the Motus Wildlife Tracking System array of automated radio telemetry towers included more than 200 receiving stations. Current locations range from Hudson and James bays in the north to Colombia in the south, with concentrations along the eastern Great Lakes, the mouth of the St. Lawrence, Canada's Maritimes provinces, and the U.S. eastern seaboard. Visit our interactive online map of Motus Receiver Locations to learn more.
Go to our animated detections map to view details of birds recently tracked by the Motus Wildlife Tracking System.