As a young birder growing up in the 90s in Peterborough, Ontario, I was always enamoured with fall. There was just something about those cool crisp nights, the amazing colours on display in the forests, and the lakes filled with waterfowl.
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In late August, many of Canada’s breeding migratory birds are starting their migration south. But Long-billed Curlews have completed their journey to their non-breeding grounds weeks ago.
Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with the 2020 Canadian Nightjar Survey in June and July! In spite of the pandemic, participants were able to safely survey these fascinating birds in most parts of the country.
Birds Canada is currently seeking new volunteers for our BC Coastal Waterbird Survey and BC Beached Bird Survey.
Just south of Vancouver, Delta sits at the doorstep of the Fraser Estuary Important Bird and Biodiversity Area, a major hub for birds migrating along the Pacific Flyway. In collaboration with Birds Canada and other partners, the City has launched the Birds Love Delta campaign to spread awareness about bird conservation in this very special place.
Birds Canada is delighted to convey great news for birds from south of the border.
The State of Canada Birds, 2019 confirmed that Canada has lost nearly 60% of our grassland birds since 1970. This is crisis for bird life and sounds an alarm for our broader biodiversity as well. But, there is hope thanks to an inspiring new project.
The Summer 2020 issue of BirdWatch Canada (no. 92) celebrates the birds of Newfoundland, as well as volunteers like you who are making valuable contributions to bird research through breeding bird atlases, the Christmas Bird Count, and more!
In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 has been a productive year so far for volunteers with the Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas.
If you enjoy keeping up with new discoveries in the world of bird research, don’t miss the latest issue (Volume 15, Issue 1) of Avian Conservation and Ecology.