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Media Releases

Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas Takes Flight

13 February 2017 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – This summer, birdwatchers across Saskatchewan will embark on the largest citizen-science project ever attempted in the province.

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Join the 20th Great Backyard Bird Count

2 February 2017 – The 20th annual GBBC is taking place February 17-20 in backyards, parks, nature centres, on hiking trails, school grounds, balconies, and beaches—anywhere you find birds.


Help Birds this Winter! – Join Project FeederWatch

18 October 2016 – Participants in Project FeederWatch make a difference by collecting simple information about birds visiting feeders in winter. FeederWatchers help researchers at Bird Studies Canada and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology monitor changes in the fortunes of feeder birds.


British Columbia’s First Breeding Bird Atlas Published

10 May 2016 – Results from the first-ever complete survey of birds across the whole province of British Columbia have just been released, and are now available for free online. The British Columbia Breeding Bird Atlas is already helping to identify and protect critical habitats for Species at Risk, and improve conditions for birds on industrial lands.

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Introducing the Maritimes Breeding Bird Atlas!

9 May 2016 – Sackville, New Brunswick – Bird Studies Canada and partners, including Environment and Climate Change Canada, have published the most comprehensive and current book on the status of the birds of the Maritimes – their distribution, abundance, habitats and conservation. Book launches will be held in key Maritimes locations in May.

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How Many Birds Are At Your Feeders?

13 October 2015 – Your observations can help scientists understand winter bird abundance and distribution.


Great Backyard Bird Count Sets New Species Record

3 March 2015 – Participants in the 2015 Great Backyard Bird Count submitted 147,265 bird checklists, and reported a record 5090 species – nearly half of the world’s bird species!


Show Birds Some Love on Valentine’s Weekend

21 January 2015 – Show Mother Nature how much you care about birds by counting them for the 18th annual Great Backyard Bird Count, taking place February 13-16.


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