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Possibilities for Wildlife Tracking with Motus are Expanding, Thanks to CANARIE

16 November 2018 – Bird Studies Canada is proud to announce that our Motus Wildlife Tracking System was one of 20 projects across Canada to recently receive funding from CANARIE’s Research Software Program.


Students Help Remove 120 lbs. of Garbage from Shorebird Habitat

8 November 2018 – On a sunny day in October, 47 students and 4 teachers from Ecole Calixte F. Savoie in Saint-Anne de Kent, NB got some hands-on experience in helping and learning about nature. They joined Denise Maillet of Bird Studies Canada, as well as Denise Roy and Jennifer White of the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), to clean up a section along Cap Lumiere beach.

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Pre-sale of the Québec Breeding Bird Atlas is on Now!

8 November 2018 – We are delighted to announce the launch of the pre-sale of the Second Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Southern Québec!

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Save Birds by Removing Burdock

7 November 2018 – While cleaning up your property this fall, keep an eye out for the invasive plants known as burdocks (in the genus Arctium). Two of our friends in Toronto recently sent us a series photos showing kinglets that had died after getting caught in burdock.


Birders of all Ages Carrying on Christmas Bird Count Tradition

19 October 2018 – The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) and Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids) are great ways to bring friends, family, and community members together to enjoy and explore nature in the winter. Whether you are an experienced or novice birder, you can join in by tallying birds in the field or in your very own backyard. NEW this year, CBC4Kids participants are also invited to take part in our CBC photo contest!


Bird Studies Canada’s Christmas Bird Count and CBC4Kids Photo Contest

19 October 2018 – We would like to share some of your favourite memories from the 2018-2019 Christmas Bird Count (CBC) or Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids)! To enter Bird Studies Canada’s photo contest, email us your best shots from this season’s CBC or CBC4Kids. The contest is open from December 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019. Each participant will be entered into a random prize draw, and three winners will be drawn (one for each category).

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Join Project FeederWatch – a Fascinating Way to Help Birds!

18 October 2018 – If you have access to a birdfeeder and the internet, you can help Canada’s birds. As little as 15 minutes of your time between November and April will help scientists at Bird Studies Canada and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology learn more about the status of bird populations in North America through the Project FeederWatch Citizen Science program.


Autumn Means Loons are on the Move

18 October 2018 – Leaves change colour as we store our summer equipment and close up our camps or cottages. The abundance of harvest is on our tables. Some Canadians have had the dubious pleasure of seeing their first winter snow, while others enjoy classic fall rain.


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