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Fledge a New Birder on the Great Canadian Birdathon!

Registration is open for the 2019 Great Canadian Birdathon. Sign up now and you can join thousands of birders and supporters giving birds a boost! Last year’s Birdathon raised over $200,000 for conservation efforts across Canada, thanks to individuals like you.

Getting involved is easy. Simply register, ask your friends and family to support your effort, choose any day in May, and go birding. Watch our brand-new video to see how you can have fun and help birds by being part of the Birdathon.

This year, we are encouraging all Birdathon teams to step up their impact with one simple action: inviting a new birder to join their Birdathon. Not only will you have an even better time, you’ll also create the opportunity for someone new to discover a love of birds and birding. Just imagine the impact for birds if dozens of Birdathon teams across Canada each fledge a new birder!

Birds Need Our Help

Bird populations from coast to coast are facing pressures including habitat loss and degradation, introduced species, climate change impacts, and more. Birds relying on flying insects, grasslands, oceans, and coastal habitats are in particular need of urgent conservation action. Your Birdathon proceeds will support important bird conservation and research projects across Canada. Read our latest Baillie Fund update to learn about an exciting project on Canada Jays that you made possible in 2018.

More Reasons to Participate


Bird Studies Canada President Steven Price
with the 2019 t-shirt

As a participant, you are entitled to receive the 2019 limited edition Great Canadian Birdathon t-shirt featuring a beautiful Canada Jay design by Paul Riss and Rachel Riordan. The shirt is available in both men’s and women’s sizes!

You also have the chance to win some great prizes. The 2019 Grand Prize is an all-inclusive guided tour generously provided by Eagle-Eye Tours. Other prizes include binoculars, spotting scopes, and a year’s supply of bird food! All prizes are courtesy of our wonderful Great Canadian Birdathon sponsors: Armstrong Bird Food, Eagle-Eye Tours, Kowa, and Vortex Canada.

Whether or not you take home a prize, you can enjoy a day of birding with the knowledge that Canada’s birds will be the real winners. Let’s keep making a difference for Canada’s birds. Register for the 2019 Birdathon or pledge your support today!

We’d love to hear from you. You can share your 2019 Great Canadian Birdathon plans and highlights with us using the hashtags #BSCBirdathon and #FledgeANewBirder on social media.

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