It’s here again – the season of new growth and fresh starts. One change on the way is a new and improved magazine for our members, tailored to your interests and preferences. What do you like about BirdWatch Canada? What improvements would you like to see? Please let us know in the survey enclosed with your Spring 2018 issue (no. 83). Thank you in advance for helping us make BirdWatch Canada your top source for bird research and conservation updates.
As the spring issue arrives in your mailbox, Bird Studies Canada’s spring and summer Citizen Science programs are kicking off. The cover story pays tribute to a thriving example – the Maritimes SwiftWatch program. We hope you enjoy the stewardship and monitoring success stories in our special feature, “Maritimes SwiftWatch Soaring Thanks to Dedicated Champions” by Allison Manthorne and Dr. Laura McFarlane Tranquilla.
And don’t miss the rest of our crisp spring content. Enjoy highlights from this past winter’s Project FeederWatch season and discover a new tool for exploring when and where different bird species nest in Canada (created with the help of your Project NestWatch data). You can also see how a seabird research project is putting your Great Canadian Birdathon proceeds into action, and visit bird-filled Belize in the latest installment of the Long Point File.
As always, we hope you take pleasure in reading about the great work for birds that you make possible!
Published by Bird Studies Canada, BirdWatch Canada reports the latest results from our programs, and includes topical feature articles about the world of birds. By donating $35 or more annually, members and supporters provide valuable funding for bird research and conservation, and receive a subscription to our magazine, free participation in any of our Citizen Science programs, and a charitable receipt for the full amount of the contribution. Please donate today! Make an online membership donation or call us toll-free at 1-888-448-2473.