When you’re ready to come in from the crisp autumn air, we suggest curling up with a hot drink to enjoy the latest research and conservation updates. The Fall 2017 edition of BirdWatch Canada (No. 81) highlights the inspiring efforts of people across the country – scientists and Citizen Scientists – united by the common goals of understanding and conserving biodiversity.
In the feature article “Catching the Bioblitz Bug,” Amanda Bichel and Jody Allair share the excitement of exploring nature, from mosses to mammals, at a bioblitz, and the potential of these events for facilitating public engagement with nature and informed conservation action.
Guest contributor Dr. Darroch Whitaker from Parks Canada chronicles an intriguing scientific journey in a second feature: “The Case of the Disappearing Newfoundland Gray-cheeked Thrush.”
We also hope you enjoy the success stories celebrated in a Project FeederWatch report, and highlights from our 2017 Annual Report, along with the rest of the compelling content we have curated for you.
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