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Help Pick North American Contenders for the Twitter World Cup of Birds!

6 April 2018 – If you’re a die-hard bird fan, we hope you’ll help Bird Studies Canada in our quest to choose eight North American bird species to represent the continent in the Twitter World Cup.

Friends Across the Flyway

21 March 2018 – Migratory birds in the Americas need your help. Every year, thousands of shorebirds travel vast distances between breeding grounds in the remote Arctic and tropical wintering grounds in Central and South America – facing exhaustion, starvation, and predation.


Great Backyard Bird Count Story Contest Winning Story and Honourable Mentions

20 March 2018 – On the Family Day Monday, I headed out with two of my children to look for birds as we began the five mile hike to one of our local Scout camps, just outside of Peterborough. Spending time together in the great outdoors is something we have always enjoyed. As we turned off the highway, the rain began.


Citizen Scientists Document American Woodcock Declines in Ontario

20 March 2018 – In April and May, many Ontario Citizen Scientists start their spring birding by listening for and counting “peent”-ing American Woodcocks around sunset. These volunteers are part of a large U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service program that monitors the American Woodcock population in eastern North America.


Birds Make Headlines in BC

20 March 2018 – For those who follow local news related to birds in British Columbia, it would seem that birds have been cropping up a lot so far in 2018. The International Ornithological Congress and Vancouver International Bird Festival are still five months away, but we are already starting to see a number of stories featuring these promising events!


‘Owl’ Be Seeing You on the 2018 Great Canadian Birdathon!

19 March 2018 – Registration is open for the 2018 Great Canadian Birdathon. Sign up now and you can join thousands of birders and supporters giving birds a boost! Last year’s Birdathon raised over $230,000 for conservation efforts across Canada, thanks to individuals like you.


Great Backyard Bird Count Results and Contest Winners

19 March 2018 – It was another recordbreaking year for the Great Backyard Bird Count. The final 2018 GBBC results are in!


Congratulations to the 2018 Baillie Fund Grant Recipients

19 March 2018 – We’re pleased to announce this year’s James L. Baillie Memorial Fund grant recipients! Take a look at these important bird research and conservation projects, soon to be conducted across Canada with Baillie Fund support.


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