During the month of May, people have been celebrating birds in the urban jungles of Toronto, Vancouver, and – thanks to online event platforms – beyond. You still have time to join in!
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Each year, we have the pleasure of hearing from some of you about your Great Canadian Birdathon experiences. This year Mike McMillan of Simcoe, ON, shared how and why he’s been participating for 19 years!
While the second season is underway for the third Breeding Bird Atlas project for Ontario, the province’s second atlas (2001-2005) has hit an important landmark. The entire “Atlas of Breeding Birds of Ontario, 2001-2005” is now available digitally on the Atlas website.
The Fraser River Delta provides critically important habitat for shorebirds, including Dunlin. Birds Canada is tracking the movements of Dunlin to better understand how they use different parts of the Delta and understand the connections among those sites.
As we learn more about the spread of Avian Influenza, provincial and territorial governments may issue additional guidance on bird feeding. Watch for information from your provincial/territorial government.
Unfortunately, the future is uncertain for the Fraser Estuary and the biodiversity that depends on it. The Roberts Bank Terminal 2 is a proposed project that will double the size of the current port.
You’re invited to explore the world of birds during these upcoming celebrations! This year’s celebrations offer an exciting mix of online and in-person events in Toronto and Vancouver, most free to attend.
Participants who go birding for conservation during the 2022 Great Canadian Birdathon will receive a t-shirt with a Bank Swallow design by Alex Nicole. We chose to highlight the Bank Swallow on this year’s shirt because, unfortunately, it needs our awareness and help.
Each winter, volunteer participants with Project FeederWatch count the birds outside their window and submit their data to help monitor and increase our understanding of bird populations. This past season, there were over 5000 participants in Canada!
Birds Canada is seeking volunteers across Canada to help monitor Common Loons and nightjars (Common Nighthawks, Common Poorwills, and Eastern Whip-poor-wills).