Birds Canada Media Releases
For all media inquiries:
Ruth Friendship-Keller, Director of Communications
519-586-3531 ext. 111
31 January 2020 – Show the wild birds some love by taking part in the 23rd Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). This year’s count begins on Valentine's Day, Friday, February 14, and continues through Monday, February 17.
27 November 2019 – The 120th Christmas Bird Count gives us all an opportunity to help birds. Whether you like exploring forests, fields, and waters in search of lingering migrants, or prefer counting feeder birds from your window with a warm mug in hand, the Christmas Bird Count needs you.
24 October 2019 – Joining Project FeederWatch and keeping track of the birds in your backyard helps birds! You don’t have to be an expert birder to take part in Project FeederWatch, and it only takes 15 minutes every few weeks from 9 November to 3 April.
20 June 2019 – Human activities have resulted in dramatic changes to Canada’s bird populations over the last 50 years. This is the conclusion of the second State of Canada’s Birds report, published today by the North American Bird Conservation Initiative in Canada (NABCI-Canada).
20 March 2019 – Bird Studies Canada welcomes the 2019 federal budget as it continues Canada’s commitment to fighting climate change by investing in green infrastructure, electric vehicles and energy efficiency of buildings. Notably, it also promotes initiatives to reduce food waste as part of Canada’s first National Food Policy. Food waste alone is responsible for 8% of global GHG emissions.
Tags: Federal Budget, Green Budget Coalition
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.
Tags: Great Backyard Bird Count
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.
Tags: aerial insectivores, neonicatinoids
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.
Tags: Project FeederWatch