Bird Studies Canada is our countrys leading science-based bird conservation organization. Our mission is to conserve wild birds of Canada through sound science,
on-the-ground actions, innovative partnerships, public engagement, and science-based advocacy.
Watching birds is more popular than ever! Tens of thousands of Canadians share their energy, skill, and bird observations through Bird Studies Canada's bird surveys. These "Citizen Scientists" provide a tremendous service by volunteering their time to track the health of bird populations.
Using data from our targeted research initiatives and Citizen Science programs, and in collaboration with conservation partners, our scientists monitor bird population trends, investigate declines, and recommend actions to protect the health of ecosystems we all depend on.
Our educational programs combine bird research, Citizen Science, mentoring opportunities, school programs, public events, and workshops to provide engaging experiences that foster awareness, appreciation, and stewardship of birds and nature.
You can play an important role in conserving Canada's wild birds! Bird Studies Canada supporters provide charitable donations as well as making
valuable Citizen Science contributions. Our nationwide programs are focused on the highest-priority conservation needs for birds.
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8 December 2017 – Bird Studies Canada is excited to announce a new international partnership to study the ecology of the endangered rufa subspecies of Red Knot at its major wintering site in Bahia Lomas, Tierra del Fuego, Chile. Results from this work will inform management decisions and conservation action at this critical habitat at the southern end of the Atlantic Flyway.
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.
17 July 2017 – The Common Nighthawk looks graceful in flight, and a bit strange up close due to its large eyes and wide mouth. But no matter how you look at it, this species is becoming a less-common sight. Breeding Bird Survey data suggest it has declined by 76% since 1973 in Canada, where it is now listed as a Threatened species.
14 July 2017 – A bold research team, led by the University of Guelph and Bird Studies Canada, spread out across the boreal forest in June in an effort to recapture some very specific Blackpoll Warblers.
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.