Birds Canada is our countrys leading science-based bird conservation organization. Our mission is to conserve wild birds of Canada through sound science,
on-the-ground actions, innovative partnerships, public engagement, and science-based advocacy.
Watching birds is more popular than ever! Tens of thousands of Canadians share their energy, skill, and bird observations through Birds Canada's bird surveys. These "Citizen Scientists" provide a tremendous service by volunteering their time to track the health of bird populations.
Using data from our targeted research initiatives and Citizen Science programs, and in collaboration with conservation partners, our scientists monitor bird population trends, investigate declines, and recommend actions to protect the health of ecosystems we all depend on.
Our educational programs combine bird research, Citizen Science, mentoring opportunities, school programs, public events, and workshops to provide engaging experiences that foster awareness, appreciation, and stewardship of birds and nature.
You can play an important role in conserving Canada's wild birds! Birds Canada supporters provide charitable donations as well as making
valuable Citizen Science contributions. Our nationwide programs are focused on the highest-priority conservation needs for birds.
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11 December 2019 – In June 2019, we sold our house, quit our jobs, and began walking 24,000 km across Canada along The Great Trail. Fewer people have completed this undertaking on foot than have gone to the moon.
11 December 2019 – Imagine striding along Boundary Bay in Delta, BC and seeing 13,000 Dunlin in murmurations over the water while thousands of Northern Pintails and American Wigeons float on the shallow coastal water.
3 December 2019 – Many city dwellers are oblivious that they share their neighbourhood with a rare and fascinating bird for part of each year. But once you learn to recognize their chattering voice and crescent-shaped wings, you can’t miss the Chimney Swifts zooming overhead! This year on Giving Tuesday, we’re asking you to help Chimney Swifts and other rapidly-declining bird species that need urgent conservation action.
19 November 2019 – The Birds Canada team has been fortunate to welcome some amazing new talent over the past few months! It’s our pleasure to introduce you to some of the staff who are doing important work for Canada’s birds with your support.