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Hudsonian Godwits Photo: Yousif Attia

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Rose-breasted Grosbeak Photo: Missy Mandel

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Canada Warbler Photo: Nick Saunders

You, Birds, and COVID-19

 

Birds Canada is re-opening some staff-led and volunteer Citizen Science surveys and field work. Read our post: Update on our Science and Conservation Programs.

You, Birds, and COVID-19

 

Frequently Asked Questions as to why our decisions were made, what they mean, and how we plan to react moving forward.

You, Birds, and COVID-19

 

The Long Point Bird Observatory and Birds Canada Headquarters in Port Rowan, ON are closed. Trails are open.

You, Birds, and COVID-19

 

How Birds Canada is responding and ways you can help.

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The Bonaparte’s Gull is the only gull to build a stick nest in a tree, usually a conifer. It also tends not to gorge on garbage or carrion, feeding on insects, fish, crustaceans, and molluscs instead. + “Your Bird Moment”

(Photo: Nick Saunders)
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Common Redpolls are small, acrobatic, and lively finches found in the northern boreal region during the summer. + “Your Bird Moment”

(Photo: Nick Saunders)
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Despite its name, the Philadelphia Vireo is seldom seen in Philadelphia. The oldest recorded Philadelphia Vireo was at least 8 years and 10 months old when found in Guatemala in 1970. It had been banded in Ontario in 1962. + “Your Bird Moment”

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The Evening Grosbeak might be one of the most misunderstood birds in North America. Even its name – meant to suggest that it sings only in the evening – is based on a misconception. + “Your Bird Moment”

(Photo: May Haga)
Northern Flicker
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This species is known for the “dance” it performs during courtship and territorial disputes. Two birds of the same sex face off and bop their heads, often while an individual of the opposite sex watches. + “Your Bird Moment”

(Photo: Nick Saunders)
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This stocky Buteo is easiest to spot during migration, when it forms spectacular “kettles” – swirling masses of soaring birds. + “Your Bird Moment”

(Photo: Nick Saunders)
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The Yellow Warbler’s song is easy to remember. It sounds like it’s saying “sweet, sweet, sweet, I’m so sweet” – which is very fitting! + “YOUR BIRD MOMENT”

(Photo: May Haga)
Least Flycatcher, Saskatchewan
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The Least Flycatcher’s fiery attitude is well-concealed beneath a bland exterior. Birders sigh in frustration over the drab plumage that makes it nearly indistinguishable from other closely-related species. + “Your Bird Moment”

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Canada Jays survive without fresh food for long periods by storing food at all times of year in thousands of widely-scattered caches throughout their territories. + “Your Bird Moment”

(Photo: Nick Saunders)
Golden Eagle
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As one of the largest, fastest, and most nimble eagles in North America, this raptor is able to target much larger prey than others. + “Your Bird Moment”

Photo: Ron Ridout
Tennessee Warbler
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The Tennessee Warbler is a renowned spruce budworm specialist, with breeding populations at certain sites known to increase as much as tenfold in five years in response to budworm outbreaks. + “Your Bird Moment”

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