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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.

Help Us Choose Eight Bird Species to Represent North America

27 May 2018 – Sixteen bird species are vying for the chance to represent North America in the Twitter World Cup of Birds. A big thank-you to all who voted in the first round, narrowing down the field from an original list of 32 species that breed only in, or predominantly in, Canada, the U.S. (including Hawaii), and/or Mexico.

Be Part of the Action at Vancouver Congress and Festival this August

22 May 2018 – With only three months to go, momentum for the 27th International Ornithological Congress is ramping up. The Congress will take place in Vancouver from August 19-26. Early indications suggest that this enriching learning experience will be extremely well attended.


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