Birds 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 Birds 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.
Explore & Download Our Data
Research & Conservation Programs
Our Conservation Networks
Long Point Programs
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! Birds 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 Birds Canada
Make a difference and support our research and conservation work.
Join Birds Canada
Become a member and participate in any of our Citizen Science programs for free.
Great Canadian Birdathon
Birds are excellent environmental indicators, and are important to people in many ways.
Birds are fascinating and inspiring. They enhance our communities and our lives.
Birds also provide essential services such as pollinating plants, dispersing seeds, and helping control insects.
And birds are very important indicators of change. Studying birds is a great way to understand the overall health of ecosystems and the environment.
The decline of a single species is a tragedy in itself, but can also indicate larger causes for concern. Monitoring and early detection of bird declines is critical in determining priorities for conservation action.
Monitoring and conserving bird populations and their habitats supports a healthy environment for every living thing – including us!