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Summer Research and Conservation Updates in BirdWatch Canada

14 July 2017 – The Summer 2017 edition of BirdWatch Canada (No. 80) celebrates an exciting moment in the history of Long Point Bird Observatory: the banding of our millionth bird. Discover what it took to reach this significant milestone in our cover story, “The Road to One Million,” by Stu Mackenzie and Jon McCracken.

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Racing Pigeons Help Scientists Get the Most Out of Motus

4 July 2017 – The Motus Wildlife Tracking System is being used by numerous researchers and organizations to gain new knowledge about the movements of small songbirds, bats, and insects during breeding and migration, and on overwintering grounds.

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The Most Effective Ways to Help Loons this Summer

28 June 2017 – Summer is a critical period for Common Loons. At this time, loons are incubating eggs and raising their vulnerable young. The results of Bird Studies Canada’s Canadian Lakes Loon Survey indicate that the number of chicks produced per loon pair has been decreasing over time. Help and respect from people during the breeding season is particularly important.

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Surveying Grassland Species at Risk in Southwestern Manitoba

12 June 2017 – This month in the grasslands of southwestern Manitoba, Bird Studies Canada will be conducting surveys for grassland species at risk, including Ferruginous Hawk, Loggerhead Shrike, Sprague’s Pipit, Chestnut-collared Longspur, Baird’s Sparrow, and Bobolink. These surveys are part of a large collaboration under Environment and Climate Change Canada’s SARPAL program (Species At Risk Partnership on Agricultural Land).

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Seasonal Staff Gain Valuable Experience While Helping Birds

12 June 2017 – Bird Studies Canada’s summer staff are supporting bird research and conservation through placements with our scientists. Find out what they’re up to in British Columbia, Ontario, and the Maritimes this year!

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School Year Goes Out on a High Note for Bird Education

12 June 2017 – This past school year, thousands of students explored the world of birds with Bird Studies Canada. Our educational offerings include field trips to Long Point Bird Observatory, Virtual Ornithology distance learning programs, and Citizen Science at School opportunities.

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Monitoring Coastal Bird Mortality in Québec

9 June 2017 – The Québec chapter of Bird Studies Canada’s Beached Bird Survey is a long-term program collecting baseline information on the causes and rates of mortality of seabirds and other species using the Estuary and the Québec portion of the Gulf of the St. Lawrence.

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Make an Impact with the Great Canadian Birdathon

9 June 2017 – Birdathon month has already come and gone! Did you beat your species count record? See a bird you were excited about? Or maybe you just had a great day outdoors with friends or family! Whatever happened, we hope you enjoyed birding for conservation.

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