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Red Alert for Iconic Canadian Birds

13 December 2017 – The IUCN Red List is the official word on the extinction risk to all species worldwide. It is updated annually. The 2017 list, just out, features three iconic Canadian species: Chestnut-collared Longspur, Snowy Owl, and Black-legged Kittiwake.


First-season Results Come Alive in Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas Maps

8 December 2017 – With great pleasure, the Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas team announces the online release of the first atlas maps. These maps were created with information collected during the first field season (2017) of this five-year atlas project.


Join Us at the 2018 International Ornithological Congress

8 December 2017 – The world’s biggest celebration of birds and bird science is coming to Vancouver, British Columbia, and you’re invited! Bird Studies Canada is proud to be a co-host of the International Ornithological Congress, taking place August 19-26, 2018.

New Motus Partnership for Shorebirds Takes Flight

8 December 2017 – Bird Studies Canada is excited to announce a new international partnership to study the ecology of the endangered rufa subspecies of Red Knot at its major wintering site in Bahia Lomas, Tierra del Fuego, Chile. Results from this work will inform management decisions and conservation action at this critical habitat at the southern end of the Atlantic Flyway.


More Birds to be Protected Under Species at Risk Act

8 December 2017 – The federal government recently announced its long-awaited decision to legally designate eight more bird species under Canada’s Species at Risk Act (SARA).


Bird Studies Canada’s Christmas Bird Count Photo Contest

5 December 2017 – We would like to share some of your favourite memories from the 2017-2018 Christmas Bird Count!


You Can Help Protect Canada’s Birds and Their Habitats

1 December 2017 – Every day, caring Canadians like you provide vital support to help conserve threatened species, as well as birds that are more common all across the country.

Give a Gift for Canada’s Birds on Giving Tuesday

27 November 2017 – Your Giving Tuesday donation to Bird Studies Canada will support work to conserve birds and habitats across the country.

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