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New Projects Taking Wing Thanks to Baillie Fund

15 March 2017 – We’re pleased to announce this year’s James L. Baillie Memorial Fund grant recipients! Take a look at these 11 important bird research and conservation projects, soon to be conducted across Canada with Baillie Fund support.


Join the Great Canadian Birdathon!

13 March 2017 – Registration is open for the 2017 Great Canadian Birdathon. Sign up now and join the thousands of birders and supporters giving birds a boost!


Great Backyard Bird Count Results

9 March 2017 – It was another exciting, record-breaking year for the Great Backyard Bird Count. The final 2017 GBBC results are in!


Transported by Nature

9 March 2017 – Resembling an old film strip, my first experience in the Giant Backyard Bird Count flashes in my mind’s eye…



8 March 2017 – It was Day Three of the 2017 Great Backyard Bird Count. The morning began with drizzly conditions, but after a few minutes of counting, rain began to pour from the sky. As the downpour continued, I counted robins, blackbirds and juncos, periodically wiping the lenses of my binoculars.


Birding in Virginia: From the Coastal Plain to the Piedmont

3 March 2017 – I had assumed that the Great Backyard Bird Count was for birding exclusively in backyards. I do not have a backyard. However, I learned that the count can be done anywhere, so this year I set out to do what I considered my Great Beyond Bird Count!


The Bird Studies Canada GBBC Story Contest

16 February 2017 – We at Bird Studies Canada want to hear your most exciting, inspiring, funny, or heartwarming story about the Great Backyard Bird Count! To enter our story contest, email us your best tale from this year's (or a previous year's) GBBC, in 200-400 words.


Unlocking Migration Mysteries to Conserve Birds

24 November 2016 – A special year-end message from Bird Studies Canada President, Steven Price.


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