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By Ellen Jakubowski, Communications Specialist, Birds Canada

There are thousands of bird species in the world. If you’re interested in birds, this variety provides plenty of scope for learning and exploration! But if you’re just getting started, it can also be daunting. How do you take the first step?

Getting to know the birds in your own neighbourhood is a great way to begin, and Birds Canada has a new tool for doing just that. With the Birds in Your Region Photo Identification Guide, you can create a photo bird guide – customized for your area and the time of year – with just a couple of clicks. This tool can also be used to print out guides to use as a teaching resource.

Try it out for yourself!

This list of birds for each region is created using the bird observations reported by Citizen Scientists through eBird Canada. The Birds in Your Region Photo Identification Guide was created thanks to the efforts of Denis Lepage, Liza Barney, and photogaphers Mark Peck and Christian Artuso.

Photo: Liza Barney

A new look for birdscanada.org

While exploring the Photo Identification Guide, you may notice that the Birds Canada website is getting a fresh look. The refreshed site will continue to serve as your connection to our Citizen Science programs and other research, conservation, and education work; as well as actions you can take to help birds. On the site, you can also enrich your bird knowledge and birding skills. We hope you enjoy the new look and improved compatibility with mobile devices. Thank you for you for staying in touch with Birds Canada and sharing these resources with your friends, colleagues, and family!