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Why Christmas Bird Count Milestones Matter for Birds

24 October 2019 – The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) and Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids) have become a winter tradition for thousands of Canadians. This upcoming season marks the 120th year for the CBC, and the 10th year for the CBC4Kids in Canada.

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Christmas Bird Count and CBC4Kids Photo Contest

24 October 2019 – We would like to share some of your favourite memories from the 2019-2020 Christmas Bird Count (CBC) or Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids)! To enter Bird Studies Canada’s photo contest, email us your best shots from this season’s CBC or CBC4Kids.

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Small Gifts of Time go a Long Way for Birds

23 October 2019 – Whether they’re visiting a feeder on your apartment window or checking out your crabapple tree, birds keep us amused with lively antics all winter. For 33 years, participants in a program called Project FeederWatch have been reporting quick counts of their feathered visitors throughout the colder months.


Important Updates for Members of our Flock

22 October 2019 – Thank you for being part of our mission to conserve Canada’s wild birds! Take a moment to reflect on some of the recent achievements for birds that you’ve made possible.


Cheers to Over 1700 Volunteers and to 25 Years!

21 October 2019 – It’s astonishing: 1764 Citizen Scientists have surveyed marsh birds and/or frogs at some point over the past 25 years as part of the Great Lakes Marsh Monitoring Program. The program began in Ontario in 1994, went binational in 1995, and has since grown to become a hallmark of trusted information on wetland wildlife in the Great Lakes.


Ups and Downs in the Atlantic Piping Plover “Mating Scene”

21 October 2019 – Volunteers and staff with the New Brunswick and Nova Scotia Piping Plover Conservation Program survey over 50 beaches at regular intervals throughout the spring and summer each year. Together in 2019, we conducted over 600 beach surveys!

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New Climate Change Report Released

10 October 2019 – Is action on climate change the deciding ballot-box factor for you in the upcoming federal election? More news about birds at risk suggests it very well should be. Two-thirds of North America’s birds will be seriously affected by climate change, according to a striking report released October 10th by the National Audubon Society.


THANK YOU for Supporting the 2019 Birdathon!

25 September 2019 – Thank-you to the prize donors, participants, and sponsors who made Bird Studies Canada’s 2019 Great Canadian Birdathon a success. All of your hard work and generosity will benefit Canada’s wild birds in many, many ways!


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