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Status of Harris’s Sparrow and Lark Bunting Assessed for the First Time

9 May 2017 – The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) recently held its spring meeting in Whitehorse, YT. Two bird species – the Harris’s Sparrow and the Lark Bunting – were assessed for the first time. The committee also reviewed the status of the Burrowing Owl and the Rusty Blackbird.


Help Track Bird Population Health with Project NestWatch

9 May 2017 – Have you ever wondered about the domestic lives of birds? Every spring and summer, curious volunteers observe nests and gather valuable information through Project NestWatch. Project NestWatch is a Citizen Science project coordinated by Bird Studies Canada.


Project to Conserve Threatened Vancouver-Area Ecosystem

9 May 2017 – Bird Studies Canada is taking action to preserve one of Canada’s most important – and most threatened – places for biodiversity. A new initiative will engage with local communities in conserving British Columbia’s Fraser River Estuary Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA).

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Spring Research and Conservation Updates in BirdWatch Canada

9 May 2017 – The cover story of the Spring 2017 edition of BirdWatch Canada (No. 79) will transport you to the ‘land of living skies,’ where the first season of fieldwork for the Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas is just beginning.

Give Back to Loons This Summer

9 May 2017 – The Common Loon is a welcome sight on Canada’s lakes each year, bringing enjoyment to residents, cottagers, and boaters. For many, its ethereal call embodies the very spirit of Canadian summer.


Conservation is a Team Effort during the Great Canadian Birdathon

28 April 2017 – Birdathon month is here, and we couldn’t be more excited! Last year’s Great Canadian Birdathon was a huge success, with more than 400 participants and 4000 supporters raising over $226,000 for bird conservation efforts across Canada.


Private Landowners Protect Endangered Piping Plovers

17 April 2017 – When competition for nesting habitat is fierce or predators reduce nesting success, moving to a different beach may be the only option for a Piping Plover. However, development has made many public and private beaches unsuitable nesting habitat for this endangered species.

Spring into Marsh Monitoring

17 April 2017 – Whether a beginner or a seasoned expert, each volunteer for Bird Studies Canada’s Marsh Monitoring Program (MMP) contributes to wetlands science by surveying for secretive marsh birds (and – in Ontario – for amphibians, too).

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