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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.


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.

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