The Summer 2017 edition of BirdWatch Canada (No. 80) celebrates an exciting moment in the history of Long Point Bird Observatory: the banding of our millionth bird. Discover what it took to reach this significant milestone in our cover story, “The Road to One Million,” by Stu Mackenzie and Jon McCracken. This issue’s President’s Message and Species in Focus article also pay tribute to the millionth bird and all it represents.
In a feature article by Christian Friis, find out what threatens the embattled Numeniini tribe of shorebirds (curlews and godwits), and what conservation actions experts recommend. Also included are results from the Christmas Bird Count and the Great Backyard Bird Count (revealing what Citizen Scientists observed across the country and around the world), an overview of the 2017 Bird Studies Canada Board nominees, and an introduction to a project to support conservation efforts in BC’s Fraser River Estuary.
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