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The gifts you make through Birds Canada support important work for birds. Thank you for your generous contributions!

The James L. Baillie Memorial Fund is one way your support is put into action. The fund channels proceeds from the annual Great Canadian Birdathon® and private donations to research, conservation, and outreach projects that help birds. Baillie Fund grants are awarded competitively to successful applicants by independent trustees.

We’re pleased to announce this year’s Baillie Fund grant recipients! Take a look below at these important projects, soon to be conducted across Canada and further afield with Baillie Fund support.

Two of this year’s funded projects focus on the Canada Warbler – the Birds Canada “logo bird” – in Colombia. An estimated 80% of this species’ population breeds in Canada, and the entire population overwinters in northern South American countries including Colombia. According to Breeding Bird Survey data, the Canada Warbler population has declined significantly in recent decades. International collaboration is essential for conserving this long-distance migrant.

Please visit our website for more information about the Baillie Fund, including how to apply this fall for the 2022 grants.


2021 Baillie Fund Grants

Regular Grants

Newfoundland Breeding Bird Atlas

Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas

Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas

Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis) Conservation Awareness through Citizen Science in the Cloud Forest of Filandia, Colombia

Station de baguage de Forillon (Forillon bird banding station), Québec – Baillie Fund grant awarded jointly with Wasserfall Award from the Ontario Bird Banding Association

La science citoyenne au service des strigidés nocturnes en Eeyou Istchee Baie-James (Citizen Science for nocturnal owls in Eeyou Istchee-James Bay)

Rice Lake Plains Partnership (RLPP) Bird Banding and Training Initiative, Ontario

Small Grants

Revealing the invisible: Exploring the interplay between sociality and the gut microbiota in Canada Jays

Citizens’ awareness towards the Canada Warbler in Colombia

Canada Warbler on stump
Canada Warbler Photo: Rick Hardy

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