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Another Christmas Bird Count for the Books – Thank You!

19 January 2018 – Bird Studies Canada thanks all the participants who have once again made the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) a huge success. From December 14, 2017 to January 5, 2018, thousands of birders and outdoor enthusiasts counted millions of winter birds across the continent.


Let Birds Enliven Your Winter

19 January 2018 – As the New Year began, I came across this tweet from Cool Green Science (@nature_brains): “Attention new birders: I have news for you. Winter is not the off-season.”


The Bird Studies Canada GBBC Story Contest

19 January 2018 – We at Bird Studies Canada want to hear your most exciting, inspiring, funny, or heartwarming story about the Great Backyard Bird Count!


Give Back to Canada’s Wetlands

19 January 2018 – World Wetlands Day is observed every February 2 in commemoration of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. It’s the perfect time to reflect on the global importance of these ecosystems, and to renew our commitment to protecting wetlands in Canada.


Red Alert for Iconic Canadian Birds

13 December 2017 – The IUCN Red List is the official word on the extinction risk to all species worldwide. It is updated annually. The 2017 list, just out, features three iconic Canadian species: Chestnut-collared Longspur, Snowy Owl, and Black-legged Kittiwake.


First-season Results Come Alive in Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas Maps

8 December 2017 – With great pleasure, the Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas team announces the online release of the first atlas maps. These maps were created with information collected during the first field season (2017) of this five-year atlas project.


Join Us at the 2018 International Ornithological Congress

8 December 2017 – The world’s biggest celebration of birds and bird science is coming to Vancouver, British Columbia, and you’re invited! Bird Studies Canada is proud to be a co-host of the International Ornithological Congress, taking place August 19-26, 2018.

New Motus Partnership for Shorebirds Takes Flight

8 December 2017 – Bird Studies Canada is excited to announce a new international partnership to study the ecology of the endangered rufa subspecies of Red Knot at its major wintering site in Bahia Lomas, Tierra del Fuego, Chile. Results from this work will inform management decisions and conservation action at this critical habitat at the southern end of the Atlantic Flyway.


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