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Featured News Stories
Tracking a Vagrant Ferruginous Hawk in Ontario
To the great surprise of many Ontario birders, a Ferruginous Hawk, a native species of the grasslands and open country in western North America, was recently recovered near the town of Erieau.
Foothills Solar Project: A historic win for Frank Lake and birds
Frank Lake is as gem just outside of a city of more than a million people, and I’m happy to say, it will stay a gem for the time being.
Frank Lake is the most important wetland for birds in Southwestern Alberta and hosts an impressive number of migrating and breeding species, as well as species at risk, including Trumpeter and Tundra Swans, Franklin’s Gulls, and Bank Swallows
Across Canada Roundup: Highlights From the 2022-23 FeederWatch Season
This 36th season of FeederWatch brought some exciting new observations from participants across Canada. Thank you to everyone who contributed their support and time to the program – you made it a great year! You reported birds from 5,739 locations this season (up from 5211 the previous season), giving us a fantastic view of how birds are doing across Canada.
Volunteers needed for the Canadian Nightjar Survey
Birds Canada is seeking volunteers across Canada to help monitor nightjars (Common Nighthawks, Common Poorwills, and Eastern Whip-poor-wills).
Help respond to the Avian Influenza outbreak
As we learn more about the spread of Avian Influenza, provincial and territorial governments may issue additional guidance on bird feeding. Watch for information from your provincial/territorial government.
Happy Mother’s Day, Chewie!
If anybody knows the challenges of being a mother, it is our beloved Chewie, an endangered Piping Plover who has been nesting in Ontario for the past couple of years. Discover Chewie’s story.
Join 50 million birds as they flock to parks across the GTA this month with the Toronto Bird Celebration
Spring has sprung in the GTA which means the birds are back in town! Just like the film stars that flock to Toronto each year, our honoured guests will soar together at the 7th annual Toronto Bird Celebration.
A Conservation win for West Mabou Beach, Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Natural Resources & Renewables Minister Tory Rushton announced the provincial government would not consider a proposal for a golf course development at West Mabou Beach Provincial Park. This decision brings enormous relief to us and many other supporters of this park and its wildlife.
Federal Government fails to protect birds and biodiversity in Fraser River Delta with approval of Roberts Bank Terminal 2
This approval represents a failure to use the precautionary principle that avoids industrial impact at sites that are important to biodiversity.