How You Can Support BSC

Bird Studies Canada supporters play an important role in conserving Canada's wild birds. Over 20,000 strong, they contribute their time and resources to support bird surveys and related research. Bird Studies Canada's nation-wide monitoring programs track bird populations over time and draw attention to declines, focusing conservation efforts where they are needed most.

Join Bird Studies Canada

Become a member of Bird Studies Canada and receive numerous benefits, including newsletter subscriptions, opportunities to participate in any of our programs free of charge, and a charitable tax receipt for the full amount of your membership. Your contribution will help keep common birds common and conserve species at risk. You will have the option of signing up for Project FeederWatch, the Canadian Lakes Loon Survey, and/or the Christmas Bird Count. You will receive quarterly issues of BirdWatch Canada, filled with fascinating stories, beautiful photos, and timely updates on the status of Canada's birds, tracked through our essential monitoring programs. If you join as a Contributing, Supporting, Life, or Patron member, you will also receive the international magazine World BirdWatch.

Renew Your Membership

By renewing now, you will continue to receive quarterly issues of BirdWatch Canada. If you renew as a Contributing, Supporting, Life, or Patron member, you will also receive World BirdWatch. Your renewal will support ongoing research and conservation of Canada's birds. Whether you renew as a FeederWatcher, a Loon Surveyor, or with other member benefits, your fully receipted contribution helps keep common birds common and conserve species at risk.

Shop at the BSC Store

Browse Bird Studies Canada's online gift store for unique nature-themed apparel, books, CDs, games, puzzles, calendars, and much more. We offer a wide range of high quality products at reasonable prices, and the proceeds support our bird research, monitoring, and conservation programs. Order online or call us toll-free at 1-888-448-2473.

Buy a Project Recovery Certificate

Adopt a wild bird! A Project Recovery certificate makes a wonderful gift for a friend or yourself. The frameable certificate includes a full-colour photograph, details about when a real bird (of a species of your choice) was banded at LPBO, and information about the species' range and habits. Your 'adoption fee' funds migration monitoring operations at the Long Point Bird Observatory, resulting in a large database of information critical to conservation planning.

Conduct or Sponsor a Birdathon Day

In the Baillie Birdathon, a fun day of birdwatching generates money for important bird research and conservation. Each May, hundreds of volunteers across Canada participate in North America's oldest sponsored bird count. The proceeds support Bird Studies Canada and dozens of other conservation organizations, including designated naturalist clubs, Canadian Migration Monitoring Network member stations, and research grants through the James L. Baillie Memorial Fund. Help support the birds by signing up to participate, or by sponsoring a participant!

Make a General Donation

Support Bird Studies Canada's leading edge research, and help secure a future for Canada's birds. Donors of $35 or more receive BSC's quarterly newsletter BirdWatch Canada for one year, and can participate in our programs upon request. Donors of $10 or more automatically receive a charitable tax receipt. Please call us toll-free at 1-888-448-2473 or click here to donate online through the CanadaHelps website.

Make a Memorial Donation

Recognize a friend or loved one who has passed away by donating a meaningful gift to Bird Studies Canada's Endowment Fund, where it will earn interest in perpetuity in support of our programs. Friends and family appreciate knowing a lasting legacy has been created in honour of the deceased, while working for the conservation of wild birds. Please call us toll-free at 1-888-448-2473, ext. 141 or click here to donate online through the CanadaHelps website.

Make a Donation of Securities

Under current tax regulations, your donation of publicly traded securities is exempt from capital gains tax when you transfer the securities in-kind. A charitable donation receipt for income tax purposes will be issued based on the fair market value of the securities on the date the securities are received into Bird Studies Canada's brokerage account.

To initiate your gift transfer to Bird Studies Canada, call Liane Varga, Chief Financial Officer, at (519) 586-3531 ext. 161. Select this link  to download our form Donating Securities to BSC. To donate publicly traded securities, complete this form and fax a copy to us at (519) 586-3532, or email it to

Invest in Our Future through Planned Giving

Various forms of planned giving by Bird Studies Canada's loyal members are a very special and cherished source of financial support, and play a vital role in safeguarding North America's wild birds for future generations. To learn more about the many options that exist - such as a gift in your will, a gift of insurance, or a charitable annuity - talk to an accountant, financial planner, or lawyer. And if you are interested in leaving a planned gift to Bird Studies Canada, please call us toll-free at 1-888-448-2473, ext. 111.

Membership Levels and Benefits

Become a Bird Studies Canada member today and choose the level that best suits you. Your benefits are your choice - you can change your member benefits at any time. Once you have made a decision as to which membership level and/or benefit(s) you would like, you can Join or Renew here.


Membership Levels

Membership Benefits Individual
(2 individuals)
Charitable Tax Receipt
(for full amount)
E-Newsletter (Latest News)
BirdWatch Canada (4/yr)
Annual Report
Project FeederWatch
Survey Kit
Canadian Lakes Loon
Survey Kit
Christmas Bird Count
Membership Voting
Invitation to BSC's
Annual Members Meeting
World BirdWatch      
Recognition in
Annual Report
Member Benefits for Life          


Return to Top of Page
Return to Previous Page