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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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Volunteers Needed for Coastal Surveys in British Columbia

11 August 2017 – On September 10, Bird Studies Canada will celebrate the start of the 19th season of our British Columbia Coastal Waterbird Survey. This long-term Citizen Science monitoring program involves counting ducks, loons, grebes, gulls, and other waterbirds on the second Sunday of each month throughout the winter.

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Piping Plovers Hang On in Ontario and Manitoba

11 August 2017 – Following an absence of breeding pairs in Ontario for more than 30 years, Piping Plovers have been making a gradual return at selected nesting locations on Canadian Great Lakes shores since 2007. Federal and provincial governments and local agencies cooperate to protect these Endangered shorebirds and their habitat.

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Return to Baccalieu Island: Monitoring Leach’s Storm-Petrels

10 August 2017 – Completing my fifth annual pilgrimage to Baccalieu Island, NL, I spent one gloriously sunny week this July assisting Dr. April Hedd, Wildlife Biologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada, in studying Leach’s Storm-Petrels.


Good News for Cerulean Warblers and their Forest Homes

10 August 2017 – On July 17, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA) fund will, once again, support Bird Studies Canada’s efforts to conserve the Endangered Cerulean Warbler in Ontario.

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