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By Ellen Jakubowski, Communications Specialist, Birds Canada

With your support, Birds Canada has been able to keep “holding strong” in 2020. The steadfastness and creativity of our team – volunteers, members, staff, and all who contribute to our work – have made it possible to keep advancing our bird conservation mission in the face of this year’s challenges. Thank you.

One of the ways we give back to you is through BirdWatch Canada, our quarterly members’ magazine. Speaking on behalf of the editorial team, it is a huge privilege for us to report on the impacts we are all making for birds together.

Each issue has updates on how your contributions are being put to work for birds from coast to coast as well as inspiring stories from Canada’s community of researchers, conservationists, and bird lovers. BirdWatch Canada also includes highlighted results from your volunteer Citizen Science efforts and information to help you expand your knowledge of birds and birding. We love making it, and we hope you love reading it!

The Fall 2020 issue of BirdWatch Canada showcases some fantastic examples of how you’ve made us a stronger force for birds over the years, and in 2020. You’ll read about volunteers collecting data on marsh birds and frogs over a quarter-century in the Great Lakes region – where wildlife and wetlands face pressure from development. You’ll also discover how the pandemic transformed our definition of a “bird festival” and led to our most all-embracing celebration yet. And you’ll see how the extra efforts of FeederWatchers this past season turned up some noteworthy bird observations.

If you are already a donor receiving BirdWatch Canada, thanks for your support for bird conservation. Look for your copy of the Fall issue in your mailbox in September.

If you don’t receive Birdwatch Canada yet but would like to join the club, you can subscribe for one year by making a donation of $50 or more. Check out this feature article from the Fall issue for a sample of our content. You’ll enjoy regular updates on how your support is helping Canada’s birds, and know that you’re doing your part to protect species that need urgent conservation action.

Happy reading, and thanks for all you do for birds.


Communications Specialist and BirdWatch Canada editor, Ellen at her home office. Photo: Ellen Jakubowski

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