Bird Studies Canada is our countrys leading science-based bird conservation organization. Our mission is to conserve wild birds of Canada through sound science, on-the-ground actions, innovative partnerships, public engagement, and science-based advocacy.
Watching birds is more popular than ever! Tens of thousands of Canadians share their energy, skill, and bird observations through Bird Studies Canada's bird surveys. These "Citizen Scientists" provide a tremendous service by volunteering their time to track the health of bird populations.
Using data from our targeted research initiatives and Citizen Science programs, and in collaboration with conservation partners, our scientists monitor bird population trends, investigate declines, and recommend actions to protect the health of ecosystems we all depend on.
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Research & Conservation Programs
Our Conservation Networks
Long Point Programs
Our educational programs combine bird research, Citizen Science, mentoring opportunities, school programs, public events, and workshops to provide engaging experiences that foster awareness, appreciation, and stewardship of birds and nature.
Long Point Programs
Christmas Bird Count for Kids
Urban Bird Programs
You can play an important role in conserving Canada's wild birds! Bird Studies Canada supporters provide charitable donations as well as making valuable Citizen Science contributions. Our nationwide programs are focused on the highest-priority conservation needs for birds.
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Make a difference and support our research and conservation work.
Join Bird Studies Canada
Become a member and participate in any of our Citizen Science programs for free.
Great Canadian Birdathon
Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas – Remote Surveys Volunteer Travel Grant – Bird Studies Canada is looking for individuals and teams of birders who are willing to volunteer to conduct Atlas surveys over short periods of time (~3-10 days) in remote areas of Saskatchewan (Atlas Regions 15 & 16). We are looking for back-country savvy individual/teams with at least one individual able to conduct point counts (28 May – 7 July surveys), and the Atlas will help cover travel expenses. Please send your expression of interest to the Atlas Office via email to email@example.com. Address correspondence to LeeAnn highlighting your birding and field experience, include your resume with the names and contact information of two references, indicate dates of availability during the period 28 May – 7 July, and list the remote atlas square(s) you would survey. If applying as a team, provide the name(s) of all team members.