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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.


Conference Shines Spotlight on Canadian Science

11 September 2017 – In August, Bird Studies Canada scientists Dr. Tara Crewe and Dr. Doug Tozer participated in a joint meeting of the American Ornithological Society (AOS) and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists (SCO) in East Lansing, Michigan.


Celebrating Nature All Summer Long with BioBlitz Canada 150

11 September 2017 – This year, BioBlitz Canada 150 events have been uniting scientists, naturalists, and volunteers of all ages in exploring and documenting biodiversity across the country. This blog post is a sequel to one we posted in July, which contains more details about BioBlitz Canada 150 and bioblitzes in general.

Lessons From 23 Years of Great Lakes Marsh Monitoring

11 September 2017 – The 2017 issue of Bird Studies Canada’s Great Lakes Marsh Monitoring Program newsletter, The Marsh Monitor, is now available online. This issue provides information on the value of the program, the number of routes and stations surveyed over the years, latest trends for marsh birds and frogs, and recent examples of data being put to good use.

Stewardship for Species at Risk in Toronto

11 September 2017 – With support from the Government of Canada’s Habitat Stewardship Program (HSP) for Species at Risk, Bird Studies Canada is conducting targeted research and conservation for Chimney Swifts and Common Nighthawks in Toronto.


Celebrating a Champion of B.C.’s Fraser River Delta

11 September 2017 – On August 27, Bird Studies Canada Board member Anne Murray of Delta, British Columbia, received a Canada 150 commemorative pin in recognition of her contributions to environmental stewardship of the Fraser River Delta.

Congratulations, Young Ornithologists!

15 August 2017 – Bird Studies Canada and the Long Point Bird Observatory welcomed six enthusiastic young naturalists to our 2017 Doug Tarry Young Ornithologists’ Workshop. This year’s participants were: Logan Lalonde (Kelowna, BC), Nathan Hood (Cambridge, ON), Alessandra Wilcox (Burlington, ON), Madelaine Davies (Thorold, ON), Owen Ridgen (Toronto, ON), and Josiah Van Egmond (Winnipeg, MB).


Giving Shorebirds More “Space to Roost” in Nova Scotia’s Minas Basin

11 August 2017 – In late summer, hundreds of thousands of shorebirds stop over in the Bay of Fundy’s Minas Basin, in Nova Scotia, during their remarkable migration to South America. They require access to beaches and other coastal sites where they can rest when mudflat foraging habitat is covered during high tide.

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