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Media Releases


Great Backyard Bird Count Should Be “Finchy” and Fun

30 January 2019 – The 22nd Great Backyard Bird Count will take place from Friday, February 15 through Monday, February 18. Volunteers from around the world are invited to count the birds they see for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, then enter their checklists at birdcount.org.

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460,000 concerned citizens call for immediate ban on bee-killing neonic pesticides in Canada

16 November 2018 – Fourteen conservation, environmental health and advocacy groups*, along with the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association, have called on the federal government to end the use of neonicotinoid insecticides in Canada without further delay, as Ottawa concluded consultations on the latest neonic risk assessments on Tuesday, November 13.

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Interested in birds? Want to learn more? Join Project FeederWatch!

22 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.

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Thousands of Torontonians will unite to celebrate birds and migration

9 May 2018 – Twenty of Toronto’s leading conservation organizations are coming together to celebrate the city’s incredible bird life and dedicated community of bird lovers.

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Federal Budget Includes Important Investments in Environmental Conservation

28 February 2018 – Bird Studies Canada applauds 2018 federal budget.

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Join a Global Bird Count!

6 February 2018 – From February 16 to 19, bird enthusiasts worldwide share their sightings with the Great Backyard Bird Count to help scientists understand global bird populations.

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Project FeederWatch Celebrates 30 Years of Fun and Science

4 October 2017 – Project FeederWatch celebrated its 30th anniversary last winter, thanks to dedicated participants who observe birds at their feeders. The information collected through this project over three decades allows scientists to measure important changes in North America’s winter bird populations over time.


Celebrating Toronto’s Birds

16 May 2017 – The Toronto Bird Celebration: Two weeks, 35 events, 16 organizations, and thousands of Torontonians celebrate Toronto’s birds!

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