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Job Opportunity: Urban Outreach Lead (Greater Toronto Area, ON)

Job Opportunity: Urban Outreach Lead (Greater Toronto Area, ON)

Are you looking to channel your skills into meaningful, energizing work that will directly contribute to protecting our natural world? Birds Canada is currently seeking an Urban Outreach Lead for the Urban Program based in Toronto. The annual Toronto Bird Celebration is a festival with over 40 events and 20 dedicated partners across the Greater Toronto Area that brings birds and nature enthusiasts together. The events are a mix of live experiences in a variety of locations in Toronto and online events reaching a broad audience both geographically and demographically.

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COP26 delivered important steps forward as well as disappointments

COP26 delivered important steps forward as well as disappointments

An ever-darkening cloud with a fragmented silver lining. The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change 26th conference of the parties (COP26) was a failure to many island, developing, and vulnerable nations, and to their endemic wildlife. With a powerful fossil-fuel lobby outnumbering any other delegation, the process could be considered flawed from the outset and certainly reflects the desperately disappointing state of political will today. That said, there were some important advances.

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The Christmas Bird Count: a tradition that helps birds

The Christmas Bird Count: a tradition that helps birds

The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a winter tradition for thousands of Canadians. This upcoming season marks the 122nd year for the CBC in Canada. If you’re interested in birds and their conservation, I encourage you to participate – whether you’re a novice birder or a seasoned expert. Getting involved is easy!

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Iona Island is a bird oasis – Let’s keep it that way

Iona Island is a bird oasis – Let’s keep it that way

A sewage treatment plant might seem an odd place to take someone looking to connect to nature, but birders know there are few better. For those craving an authentic local experience, a sewage lagoon will provide more of a connection to place than a mall or theme park ever will. On the surface, the bird diversity present at a sewage lagoon is a reflection of the ecosystems around it. If you dare to dig a little deeper, how a particular community treats its waste is a reflection of the relationship it has with nature.

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A year of birds: highlights from the 2021 Birdathon

A year of birds: highlights from the 2021 Birdathon

Thank you so much to all the participants and donors who have so far supported the Great Canadian Birdathon® in 2021. The annual Birdathon unites Canada’s bird lovers in raising essential funds for bird conservation – and 2021 was no exception! Every donation will make a difference for birds that spend part of their year in Canada or live here year-round.

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