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.
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Research & Conservation Programs
Our Conservation Networks
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.
Long Point Programs
Christmas Bird Count for Kids
Urban Bird Programs
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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Become a member and participate in any of our Citizen Science programs for free.
Great Canadian Birdathon
26 February 2018. Sussex Corner, NB. Meet Holly Lightfoot and get the scoop on the Maritimes Marsh Monitoring Program at the February meeting of Nature Sussex.
18 February 2018. Port Moody, BC. Want to make your Great Backyard Bird Count a fun family outing? Join Bird Studies Canada, Port Moody Ecological Society, and Burke Mountain Naturalists for the Noons Creek GBBC.
1 February 2018. Winnipeg, MB. Join our Manitoba Program Manager Dr. Christian Artuso and Wilderness Committee’s Eric Reder at the Western Water and Wildlife Town Hall, and find out how you can help protect Manitoba’s natural ecosystems.
28 January 2018. Vancouver, BC. Learn about winter bird identification and behaviour on a discovery walk with Bird Studies Canada’s Catherine Jardine and the Stanley Park Ecology Society.