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Birders of all Ages Carrying on Christmas Bird Count Tradition

19 October 2018 – The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) and Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids) are great ways to bring friends, family, and community members together to enjoy and explore nature in the winter. Whether you are an experienced or novice birder, you can join in by tallying birds in the field or in your very own backyard. NEW this year, CBC4Kids participants are also invited to take part in our CBC photo contest!


Bird Studies Canada’s Christmas Bird Count and CBC4Kids Photo Contest

19 October 2018 – We would like to share some of your favourite memories from the 2018-2019 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. The contest is open from December 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019. Each participant will be entered into a random prize draw, and three winners will be drawn (one for each category).

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Join Project FeederWatch – a Fascinating Way to Help Birds!

18 October 2018 – If you have access to a birdfeeder and the internet, you can help Canada’s birds. As little as 15 minutes of your time between November and April will help scientists at Bird Studies Canada and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology learn more about the status of bird populations in North America through the Project FeederWatch Citizen Science program.


Autumn Means Loons are on the Move

18 October 2018 – Leaves change colour as we store our summer equipment and close up our camps or cottages. The abundance of harvest is on our tables. Some Canadians have had the dubious pleasure of seeing their first winter snow, while others enjoy classic fall rain.


Enjoy our Annual Report and BirdWatch Canada

18 October 2018 – We hope you have been taking pleasure in the birds that fall has brought to your area. As a Bird Studies Canada member, volunteer, or supporter, you’re doing your part to sustain bird conservation and research – we hope you take pleasure in that, too. We’re very thankful for your contributions!

Twenty-four Years of Monitoring “Thunder-pumpers,” “Mud-hens,” and more!

18 October 2018 – In 2018, Bird Studies Canada’s Great Lakes Marsh Monitoring Program (GLMMP) celebrated something remarkable: the completion of nearly a quarter-century of bird, frog, and habitat surveys by hundreds of volunteer Citizen Scientists.


Funding Available for Canadian Bird Research and Conservation Projects

18 October 2018 – Bird Studies Canada is now accepting applications to the James L. Baillie Memorial Fund for the 2019 grant cycle. A portion of the money raised through our annual Great Canadian Birdathon is allocated to the Fund to provide grants to individuals or groups for projects that further bird research and conservation in Canada.


Alan Smith Recognized with Ludlow Griscom Award

17 October 2018 – Congratulations to Alan (Al) Smith on his receiving the 2018 Ludlow Griscom Award from the American Birding Association! This award is in recognition of “an individual who has dramatically advanced the state of ornithology in a particular region.”

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