Thanks to the efforts of so many birdwatchers, an unprecedented snapshot of bird populations around the world was created from February 14-17, 2020. This year’s Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) topped all previous years in terms of participation, checklists, and species reported. Below are the global figures as of March 9, 2020.
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What on earth is a nightjar? The birds that we collectively call “nightjars” are nocturnal or crepuscular (active at dawn and dusk).
Many migratory bird species are still enjoying their tropical wintering grounds, while other birds that stay in Canada through the winter are busy just surviving the cold. Canada’s owls, however, are poised to begin their early-spring courtship routines.
The 120th Christmas Bird Count (CBC) season ended on 5 January 2020. Thank you to all who contributed to this Citizen Science milestone!
It’s time to start planning ahead for the summer! If you’re a teenager looking for ornithological adventure (or you know one), there are a number of amazing opportunities that you may want to explore.
The Winter 2020 issue of BirdWatch Canada (no. 90) underscores our resolve to tackle the challenges that bird populations face today, and highlights examples of how your support is helping birds right now.
The 33rd “Scientifique de l’année de Radio-Canada”(Radio-Canada’s Scientist of the Year) award will go to the four co-authors of The Second Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Southern Québec.
By counting birds, we can create a clearer picture of bird populations and their health around the world. Get involved in the 23rd Annual Great Backyard Bird Count, February 14-17, 2020.
Each year, the global extinction risk to all bird species is assessed by BirdLife International, the official Red List Authority for birds for The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The 2019 update was released in December 2019.
Thank you for your passion and dedication to save Canada’s wild birds! When you renew your vital support of Birds Canada, you’ll receive your exclusive and ‘members only’ decal.