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Three Ways You Can Help Birds This Summer

19 July 2019 – The recently published State of Canada’s Birds 2019 report suggests some actions you can take to improve the conservation outlook for bird populations. We know how passionate our readers are about helping birds, so we created this list of specific examples that you can try right now, this summer.


Share Your Photos and Stories!

19 July 2019 – Here at Bird Studies Canada, we are already looking ahead with energy and enthusiasm to your 2019-2020 Calendar! And this year, we want to feature even more of your photos and stories!

Inspiring Summer Reading in BirdWatch Canada

18 July 2019 – erever your favourite reading spot is these days – on the dock or patio, in a hammock, or in an armchair by the window – we hope you enjoy the latest issue of BirdWatch Canada. If you’re a BirdWatch subscriber, your Summer issue (no. 88) should arrive soon!


Birdwatching Backpacks Flying Off Library Shelves, Thanks to Partnerships

18 July 2019 – "Birdwatching kits" allow more people to enjoy the intimate relationship with nature that birdwatching brings. We wondered if it would be possible to extend this opportunity to more people by sharing kits with local libraries.

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Exciting Changes Afoot for High-Impact Ornithology Journal

9 July 2019 – Successful conservation of birds is grounded in sound science. Avian Conservation and Ecology (ACE) – an open-access, electronic scientific journal co-sponsored by Bird Studies Canada and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists – is very important in this regard. We are excited to welcome Dr. Alex Bond as the new incoming co-editor-in-chief who will join Dr. Hobson to continue guiding and growing ACE.


Best Places to Bird Contest Rules

8 July 2019 – Summer is the perfect time to explore outside and discover some new favourite places. Looking for tips on where to go birding? We’ve partnered with Greystone Books to offer you a chance to win books by birding experts to point you in the right direction. All you need to do is visit Bird Studies Canada on Instagram (@BirdStudiesCan) between July 15 and August 15, 2019 and tell us where in Canada you think is the “best place to bird”!

Northern Flicker – Our ‘Avian Anteater’

8 July 2019 – Two subspecies of this woodpecker occur in Canada: the “yellow-shafted” and the “red-shafted.”


Volunteer Spotlight: George Clulow, Burnaby, BC

8 July 2019 – When did you first fall in love with birding? If it was during spring migration, you’re not alone – that’s how George Clulow got hooked! After moving from Essex, England to Winnipeg in 1973, one fateful spring galvanized his interest in birds into a more serious undertaking.


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