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.
Featured News Stories
Birds Canada is delighted to convey great news for birds from south of the border.
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.
Beaches may have been closed to the public for much of the summer, but that didn’t stop Piping Plovers from returning!
If you’re a regular reader of the Birds Canada blog or BirdWatch Canada magazine, you may recall my stories of studying Leach’s Storm-Petrels in Newfoundland the past several years.
We know how passionate our readers are about helping birds, so we created this list of specific examples that you can try right now, this summer. If you’re spending more time than usual at home this year, maybe it’s the perfect time to take on a new project!
COVID-19 kept me at home this year in the springtime so I was able to enjoy the birds in my own backyard on Salt Spring Island, BC. On May 9 I first heard the “whit” calls of a Swainson’s Thrush, Catharus ustulatus. The next day he tried out a few songs, then went quiet until May 17.
We are saddened to learn that George Peck passed away recently. George was a distinguished ornithologist in Ontario for over 50 years.