Explore Birds Canada
In the Metro Vancouver region, we are lucky to have two very special Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA), the Burrard Inlet & Howe Sound which is located immediately north of Vancouver, and the Fraser River Estuary immediately south of Vancouver.
Fun for one becomes multiplied when birders join forces for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). Participating with friends, family, or a community group means there are more eyes to spot the birds and a deeper well of knowledge to draw from.
Birds Canada delivers the Marsh Monitoring Program throughout southern Canada—in British Columbia, the Prairies, Great Lakes, Quebec, and the Maritimes. The success of the program would not be possible without the dedication of volunteer participants and regional coordinators who generously give their time and effort for the cause, so thank ...
Many bird species that breed in Canada migrate through or spend the non-breeding season in Mexico and Central and South America, flying truly impressive distances and making journeys that connect us across borders and habitats.
These enigmatic birds can be found year-round throughout coniferous forests across Canada and the US. The Red Crossbill has a trick to access food other species can’t get to: their very specialized crossed bill is designed for prying open the stiff cones of conifers to get the nutritious seeds on ...
Did you know Canada’s migratory birds can travel as far south as Ecuador and Peru? Here you’ll find Swainson’s Thrushes, Olive-sided Flycatchers, and more. Greg Spira, our new Senior Program Director of International Conservation, breaks down the importance of international partnerships for birds in our latest blog.
The annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is scheduled for the 124th consecutive year this winter! With the increased interest in birding over the past few years, it comes as no surprise that the CBC continues to be embraced by people from all walks of life.
Are you looking for that perfect gift for the bird lover in your life? Find something special in the list below AND make a meaningful impact for bird conservation in Canada.
Black Swifts are aerial insectivores that build their nests along steep waterfalls and damp canyons. The inaccessible location keeps their chicks safe from predators while providing constant temperature and humidity to the nest.
Our international efforts such the Motus Wildlife Tracking System and bird observatory programs and partnerships are rapidly growing communities of people connected across hemispheres through their passion for conservation, the need to better understand how animals use our shared space, and to conserve migratory animals.
Birds Canada is the country’s only national organization dedicated to bird conservation.
Our mission is to drive action to increase the understanding, appreciation, and conservation of birds in Canada.
Every day, our thousands of caring donors, more than 70 passionate staff, and 74,000 outstanding volunteers are taking action. Together, we are Canada’s voice for birds.
“Project FeederWatch makes birdwatching at home so interesting it’s hard to tear ourselves away from the window! What a wonderful project!”