This year, we asked our many CBC volunteers to share with us what it means to participate in North America’s longest-running Citizen Science project. Thank you to all who took the time to share with us. We heard from participants from coast to coast. Birds are important to all of us, and your responses made that loud and clear.
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Some of the best tools we have for gauging the health of Earth’s biodiversity are extinction risk listings. Nationally, we have the Canadian Species at Risk Act (SARA), which is based on assessments by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC).
Connect with birds, nature, and each other – participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count February 18-21!
In this free, fun event, people around the world count birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more days. Birds can be counted anywhere – from the warmth of your home, while out walking, or at your nearest park.
Birds Canada held a third successful bird count within the Fraser River Estuary Important Bird Area in British Columbia on November 20, 2021. Sixty-five volunteer surveyors detected 132 bird species and more than 180,000 individuals in this crucial wintering bird hotspot! An immense thank-you to all who contributed.
The role will involve supporting Indigenous communities in monitoring coastal and marine birds in British Columbia, with a principal focus on the Fraser River Delta.
The Digital Communications Coordinator develops, delivers, and supports a variety of digital communications and public relations functions to ensure a strong, consistent Birds Canada message and brand.
The Office Operations Manager will play a key role in the overall workplace experience as this position will be responsible for managing office operations and being an ambassador for our workplace culture.
Dr. Tony Gaston, in collaboration with Mark Maftei and the Raincoast Education Society (RES), set out to improve this knowledge by conducting self-funded, formal surveys in 2020 and 2021. And we had an opportunity to participate in the field surveys!
Birds have long been tied to our holiday traditions, from cardinals and Blue Jays with snowy backdrops adorning our greeting cards, to songs about birds that date back to the late 1700s.
For more than 20 years, bird observatories across Canada have been banding birds and carrying out other meaningful research and monitoring activities as part of the Canadian Migration Monitoring Network.