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Space to Roost Project Makes a Difference for Shorebirds in NS

18 June 2018 – The aim of the Space to Roost Project is to reduce human disturbance to shorebirds at high-tide roost sites in Nova Scotia’s Minas Basin. Human disturbance causes shorebirds to “flush” (fly off in search of a safe roost site) and deplete the energy reserves they need to complete their transatlantic, non-stop flight to South America. Bird Studies Canada and partners (Dalhousie University, Environment and Climate Change Canada, NS Natural Resources, Blomidon Naturalists Society, and Nature Conservancy of Canada) have been collaborating with recreational beach users to address the problem.

Meet the Seasonal Staff Working for Birds, Coast to Coast

18 June 2018 – This spring and summer, Bird Studies Canada’s seasonal staff are on the ground executing valuable research and conservation projects. These positions provide opportunities for staff to develop specific skills and experience, and advance their careers in bird and conservation-related fields.

Dr. Kathy Martin Takes the Helm at the American Ornithological Society

18 June 2018 – The team at Bird Studies Canada extends our hearty congratulations to Dr. Kathy Martin on being elected President of the American Ornithological Society. Kathy is a scientific advisor to Bird Studies Canada and a former member of our Board of Directors.

Let’s Make the 2018 Birdathon Even Greater (for Birds!)

15 June 2018 – On behalf of birds across Canada, thank you to all who have supported the 2018 Great Canadian Birdathon. So far, 444 registered participants have raised more than $140,000, and donations are still coming in!


Connecting People to Birds in Vancouver

15 June 2018 – Prime wildlife habitat and a staggering diversity of birds sit alongside British Columbia’s largest urban centre – Metro Vancouver. However, many of the region’s residents have little awareness about the natural wonders at their doorstep. Bird Studies Canada is working with local partners to change this by nurturing relationships with nature through our Urban Bird and Fraser Estuary programs.


Top Moments from the 2018 Toronto Bird Celebration

15 June 2018 – Thank you to the thousands of people who came out to the Toronto Bird Celebration from May 12-27. With over 40 events taking place across the Greater Toronto Area, this year’s celebration set the scene for plenty of memorable moments.


The Final Eight Birds in North America’s Twitter World Cup Qualifiers

7 June 2018 – Eight more bird species are vying for the chance to represent North America in the Twitter World Cup of Birds. From June 12-24, you can vote in Twitter polls to determine which half will be eliminated and which half will join the four species that have already been selected to advance to the international playoffs.

Waterbirds Adapt as Bald Eagles Recover

4 June 2018 – The Bald Eagle is not only a symbol of North America – it is symbolic of successful conservation. Since persecution was halted, and then DDT and other toxic agricultural pesticides were banned in the 1960s, Bald Eagle populations have swiftly recovered right across the continent. Today, Canada’s west coast supports the world’s largest concentration of Bald Eagles.

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