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Join Project FeederWatch and Have Fun Helping Birds

13 October 2017 – Participants in Project FeederWatch make a difference by collecting simple information about birds visiting feeders in winter. Over the past three decades, FeederWatchers have been helping scientists measure important changes in North America’s winter bird populations.


Laying the Groundwork for Continued Success

13 October 2017 – At the end of September, Bird Studies Canada staff from across the country came together for our annual Learning Week. Representatives of all departments reported on progress toward major organizational goals for bird research and conservation, and exchanged ideas for overcoming key challenges.

Fall for Birds with the New Issue of BirdWatch Canada

13 October 2017 – 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.


2017 Winners Have Big Plans for Birdathon Prizes

13 October 2017 – Congratulations to our 2017 Great Canadian Birdathon prize winners! Sheldon McGregor of Ancaster, ON is the lucky winner of this year’s Grand Prize.


Last Chance to Apply for NL Murre Conservation Grants

13 October 2017 – Until November 1, the Newfoundland and Labrador Murre Conservation Fund is accepting applications for projects to be carried out in 2018-19. Co-managed by Bird Studies Canada and Wildlife Habitat Canada, the Murre Conservation Fund supports projects that promote the conservation of Common and Thick-billed murres and their habitats in Newfoundland and Labrador.

New Atlassing Milestone Achieved in Manitoba

25 September 2017 – With the recent launch of the online book, the Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Manitoba, we have reached a level of Citizen Science that many said was unattainable.

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Environmental Organizations Urge the Government of Canada to Invest in Nature

18 September 2017 – On September 18, 2017 the Green Budget Coalition – an alliance of 19 of Canada’s leading conservation organizations, including Bird Studies Canada – released its recommendations for 2018. Its message is clear: the time has come for serious federal investment in Canada’s ecosystems and species, which are central to Canadians’ well-being and prosperity.

Welcome Back to School!

11 September 2017 – September is here and an exciting migration is underway – for birds, and for students headed back to class! Did you know that a diverse array of Canada’s bird species can be found in schoolyards across the country? As we wave goodbye to summer, many birds depart, leaving behind those that feast on stored food and winter’s offerings.


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