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Students at 30 Schools Count Their Local Birds for Science

17 June 2019 – Bird Studies Canada’s Schoolyard Bird Blitz is an annual bird count taking place in schoolyards each May. Students across Canada explore their schoolyard, identify and count their local birds, and share their findings. Check out the highlights from the 2019 event!

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#LocalsSupportingPlovers Photo Contest Rules

10 June 2019 – To celebrate Piping Plovers, Bird Studies Canada is partnering with Wasaga Beach Brewing Company to host a Piping Plover photo contest. The contest is open to Ontario residents.

Lend a Hand to the Loons and Lakes You Love

28 May 2019 – Will you be spending at least one day a month in June, July, and August at a lake graced by loons? You can help these elegant birds by participating in Bird Studies Canada’s Canadian Lakes Loon Survey.


Tools to Help You Grow as a Birder

27 May 2019 – As spring firmly sets in across much of Canada, there’s no better time to get outside and get more familiar with the bird species in your neck of the woods. These days, there are no shortage of great online tools and apps to help you learn more about nearby birding locations, solving those tricky bird IDs, or document the birds you find.


Hudsonian Godwit Faces Threats Throughout Its Life Cycle

27 May 2019 – At its April meeting in St. John’s, NL, the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) assessed the status of 19 species, including one bird – the Hudsonian Godwit. Hudsonian Godwits face threats at all stages of their annual cycle, including climate change and overgrazing by geese in the Arctic, loss of wetland habitat at staging sites in the United States and South America, and disturbance of wintering habitat by increasing levels of human development and activity.

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A New Look for BirdWatch Canada

27 May 2019 – Spring is a time for fresh starts, and this spring, the Bird Studies Canada team is delighted to present a fresh look for BirdWatch Canada magazine. If you’re a BirdWatch subscriber your Spring issue (no. 87) should arrive soon!


Volunteers Wanted for Nightjar Survey

27 May 2019 – WildResearch is seeking volunteers to survey for nightjars (birds in the nighthawk and whip-poor-will family) across Canada – especially in Manitoba and Ontario, where there are new survey routes available!

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Go Birding in the Land of Living Skies

23 May 2019 – The third season of the Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas is poised to take flight. Since spring 2017, volunteer birdwatchers have been scouring the province in search of nesting birds, great and small, to help map their status and distribution. More volunteers are needed.


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