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The Great Backyard Bird Count Provides Valuable Insight

22 March 2019 – Thanks to all the Great Backyard Bird Count participants from this year and past years! The information provides an historic snapshot into world bird populations.


Cooperation for Prairie Conservation Grows Stronger

22 March 2019 – “Working Landscapes” was the theme of the 12th Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference held in Winnipeg, Manitoba from February 19-21, 2019. Attendees from a range of sectors – scientists, agricultural producers, consultants, and more – had the opportunity to explore the intersections of conservation and agriculture, have their perspectives heard, and work together on conservation solutions.

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Fledge a New Birder on the Great Canadian Birdathon!

22 March 2019 – Registration is open for the 2019 Great Canadian Birdathon. Sign up now and you can join thousands of birders and supporters giving birds a boost! Last year’s Birdathon raised over $200,000 for conservation efforts across Canada, thanks to individuals like you.


Discover Projects for Birds That You’re Making Possible

22 March 2019 – The gifts you make through Bird Studies Canada support important work for birds across the country. Thank you for your generous contributions! The James L. Baillie Memorial Fund is one way your support is put into action. We’re pleased to announce this year’s Baillie Fund grant recipients.


It’s Timberdoodle Time! Join Us!

21 March 2019 – Early each spring, Citizen Scientists across eastern North America dedicate one evening to counting American Woodcocks around sunset. These volunteers are part of the American Singing Ground Survey, delivered in Ontario by Bird Studies Canada in partnership with Environment and Climate Change Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.

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You Can Act Now to Save Vultures

20 March 2019 – Champions of the Flyway is almost here! Race day is March 26th. Each year, teams from around the world – supported by bird lovers like you – come together to raise as much awareness and new funding as possible for a conservation cause. This year, it is for one of the biggest bird conservation issues in the world, and for the first time, Canada is being represented – by a team from Bird Studies Canada, Team Canucks.


Great Backyard Bird Count Story Contest Winner

18 March 2019 – A great big thank-you to all of the volunteer birdwatchers who took part in the Great Backyard Bird Count! We are delighted to announce the winner of Bird Studies Canada's 2019 GBBC Story Contest.


Defend Ontario’s Endangered Species Act

15 March 2019 – Bird Studies Canada provided comments and recommendations to the Ontario Government on the recently posted 10th Year Review of Ontario’s Endangered Species Act: Discussion Paper. We are deeply concerned about Ontario’s species at risk and the overall direction put forth in the discussion paper and urge our supporters to become familiar with this issue and contact your local MPP.

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