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In the Metro Vancouver region, we are lucky to have two very special Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA), the Burrard Inlet & Howe Sound which is located immediately north of Vancouver, and the Fraser River Estuary immediately south of Vancouver.
Fun for one becomes multiplied when birders join forces for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). Participating with friends, family, or a community group means there are more eyes to spot the birds and a deeper well of knowledge to draw from.
Birds Canada delivers the Marsh Monitoring Program throughout southern Canada—in British Columbia, the Prairies, Great Lakes, Quebec, and the Maritimes. The success of the program would not be possible without the dedication of volunteer participants and regional coordinators who generously give their time and effort for the cause, so thank you!
Many bird species that breed in Canada migrate through or spend the non-breeding season in Mexico and Central and South America, flying truly impressive distances and making journeys that connect us across borders and habitats.
These enigmatic birds can be found year-round throughout coniferous forests across Canada and the US. The Red Crossbill has a trick to access food other species can’t get to: their very specialized crossed bill is designed for prying open the stiff cones of conifers to get the nutritious seeds on the inside.
Did you know Canada’s migratory birds can travel as far south as Ecuador and Peru? Here you’ll find Swainson’s Thrushes, Olive-sided Flycatchers, and more.
Greg Spira, our new Senior Program Director of International Conservation, breaks down the importance of international partnerships for birds in our latest blog.