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Spring 2018

1 June 2018. Bathurst, NB. Bird Studies Canada’s Maritimes SwiftWatch team will be at the Festival of Nature, hosted by Nature NB. Don’t miss our Chimney Swift outing at dusk!

26 May 2018. North Vancouver, BC. Discover research on the fascinating Long-billed Curlew at a talk presented by Bird Studies Canada’s Dr. David Bradley – part of a special event hosted by Wild Birds Unlimited at Maplewood Flats Conservation Area.

26 May 2018. St. Williams, ON. Join Dr. Doug Tozer, Ontario Program Scientist at Bird Studies Canada, as he leads a morning bird walk at Long Point Basin Land Trust’s Al (Pic) and Pat Robinson Nature Reserve.

12-27 May 2018. Toronto, ON. Join Bird Studies Canada and a host of partners for the 2018 Toronto Bird Celebration! Fantastic events are lined up across the city to help you make the most of spring migration.

12 May 2018. World Migratory Bird Day is being celebrated across Canada and around the world! Visit the website to find events or promote your Bird Day event.

12 May 2018. Port Rowan, ON. Learn to bird at a free workshop led by Bird Studies Canada’s Jody Allair in celebration of World Migratory Bird Day. Please register by contacting Jody at 1-888-448-2473 ext. 117 or – space is limited.

12 May 2018. Vancouver, BC. Bird Studies Canada’s James Casey will speak about conservation of the Fraser River Estuary Important Bird and Biodiversity Area as part of the BC Nature Conference and Annual General Meeting.

5-6 May 2018. Point Pelee National Park, ON. Enjoy free “Learn to Bird” workshops and birding hikes with Bird Studies Canada’s Jody Allair as part of the park’s Festival of Birds.

1 May 2018. Explore volunteer opportunities at Ontario’s Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas and meet two dedicated IBA Caretakers during a free webinar hosted by Bird Studies Canada’s Amanda Bichel.

30 April 2018. This is the last day to submit an application for the 2018 Young Ornithologists’ Workshop at Long Point Bird Observatory!

29 April 2018. Vancouver, BC. Join Bird Studies Canada to learn about the birds of Trout Lake and participate in the City Nature Challenge. This free, family-friendly event will include an introduction on how to identify birds and use binoculars, followed by a guided walk.

24 April 2018. Winnipeg, MB. Find out how you can get involved in Citizen Science at a special “Year of the Bird” presentation by Bird Studies Canada’s Dr. Christian Artuso.

21 April 2018. Are you a participant in the Great Lakes Marsh Monitoring Program? Get in-depth instruction on how to survey marsh birds and fill out the bird survey forms during this webinar, starting at 7 p.m.

13 April 2018. This is the final count day of the 2017-18 Project FeederWatch season! Join us again next season, starting November 10, 2018.

6 April 2018. Vancouver, BC. BC Program Manager Dr. David Bradley and Ph.D. candidate Ana Gonzales will co-present “Birds of Colombia” at a meeting of Nature Vancouver at 7:30 p.m. Discover Colombia’s incredible avian diversity and the geological factors that have made it the most species-rich country on Earth.

27 March 2018. Active participants in the American Woodcock Singing Ground Survey are invited to take part in a training webinar at 7 p.m. This is a great opportunity to learn or to refresh your knowledge, and to interact with Bird Studies Canada staff.

The official start of the Vancouver International Bird Festival may be not be until August, but bird activities are already heating up the region. Check the events calendar to see what’s on in March and April.

Important dates related to the 2018 International Ornithological Congress are coming up soon. The deadline to submit an abstract is March 29, and discounted early bird registration rates are only available until April 3. Don’t miss out!


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