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Long-billed Curlews are Landing in BC

18 April 2019 – The family of bird species that includes curlews (as well as godwits and some other large waders) is one of the most threatened bird families in the world. Over half of the species in this family are of global conservation concern. That’s why certain conservation organizations around the world have started to recognize April 21 as World Curlew Day – a day for learning more about and celebrating these at-risk birds.


Canada Warbler Genome to be Sequenced!

18 April 2019 – Canada’s Genomics Enterprise and partners have embarked upon a "Canada 150 Sequencing Initiative." The aim is to sequence the genomes of 150 Canadian wildlife species to enable future research in biodiversity and conservation across Canada. We are pleased to report that our application to have the Canada Warbler genome sequenced was successful!

Opportunities for Young Ornithologists Across the Country

3 April 2019 – If you're a teenager looking for ornithological adventure (or you know one), there are a number of amazing opportunities that you may want to look into being offered by Canadian Migration Monitoring Network bird observatories and other organizations across the country.


Thank You for Being Champions for Vultures!

27 March 2019 – We did it!!! With incredible support from you, the Bird Studies Canada community, Team Canucks made a huge impact for Africa’s vultures through the Champions of the Flyway international birding race.


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.


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