Human activities have resulted in dramatic changes to Canada’s bird populations over the last 50 years. This is the conclusion of the second State of Canada’s Birds report, published today by the North American Bird Conservation Initiative in Canada (NABCI-Canada).
Bird Studies Canada welcomes the 2019 federal budget as it continues Canada’s commitment to fighting climate change by investing in green infrastructure, electric vehicles and energy efficiency of buildings. Notably, it also promotes initiatives to reduce food waste as part of Canada’s first National Food Policy. Food waste alone is responsible for 8% of global GHG emissions.
The 22nd Great Backyard Bird Count will take place from Friday, February 15 through Monday, February 18. Volunteers from around the world are invited to count the birds they see for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, then enter their checklists at birdcount.org.
Fourteen conservation, environmental health and advocacy groups*, along with the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association, have called on the federal government to end the use of neonicotinoid insecticides in Canada without further delay, as Ottawa concluded consultations on the latest neonic risk assessments on Tuesday, November 13.
If you have access to a birdfeeder and the internet, you can help Canada’s birds. As little as 15 minutes of your time between November and April will help scientists at Bird Studies Canada and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology learn more about the status of bird populations in North America through the Project FeederWatch Citizen Science program.
Twenty of Toronto’s leading conservation organizations are coming together to celebrate the city’s incredible bird life and dedicated community of bird lovers.
Bird Studies Canada applauds 2018 federal budget.
From February 16 to 19, bird enthusiasts worldwide share their sightings with the Great Backyard Bird Count to help scientists understand global bird populations.
Project FeederWatch celebrated its 30th anniversary last winter, thanks to dedicated participants who observe birds at their feeders. The information collected through this project over three decades allows scientists to measure important changes in North America’s winter bird populations over time.
The Toronto Bird Celebration: Two weeks, 35 events, 16 organizations, and thousands of Torontonians celebrate Toronto’s birds!