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Volunteer to Keep an Eye on BC’s Coast, Enjoy Sea Air, and Sharpen ID Skills

22 August 2019 – Bird Studies Canada was excited this past spring to complete the 20th season of our British Columbia Coastal Waterbird Survey – thanks to our amazing volunteers! And as the start of another season approaches on September 8, 2019, we are looking for more volunteers to join this important bird monitoring effort.

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Three Ways You Can Help Birds This Summer

19 July 2019 – The recently published State of Canada’s Birds 2019 report suggests some actions you can take to improve the conservation outlook for bird populations. We know how passionate our readers are about helping birds, so we created this list of specific examples that you can try right now, this summer.

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Tools to Help You Grow as a Birder

27 May 2019 – As spring firmly sets in across much of Canada, there’s no better time to get outside and get more familiar with the bird species in your neck of the woods. These days, there are no shortage of great online tools and apps to help you learn more about nearby birding locations, solving those tricky bird IDs, or document the birds you find.

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Citizen Scientist Volunteers Report Feeling Happy and Connected to Nature

25 February 2019 – In fall of 2018, we invited volunteers like you from across the country to participate in a study led by Dr. Lisa Nisbet at Trent University. Over 500 people completed a survey that inquired about their experiences as Citizen Scientists, their wellbeing, and their connection to the natural environment. We are happy to report some preliminary results.

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Citizen Scientists Document American Woodcock Declines in Ontario

20 March 2018 – In April and May, many Ontario Citizen Scientists start their spring birding by listening for and counting “peent”-ing American Woodcocks around sunset. These volunteers are part of a large U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service program that monitors the American Woodcock population in eastern North America.

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Let Birds Enliven Your Winter

19 January 2018 – As the New Year began, I came across this tweet from Cool Green Science (@nature_brains): “Attention new birders: I have news for you. Winter is not the off-season.”

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New Atlassing Milestone Achieved in Manitoba

25 September 2017 – With the recent launch of the online book, the Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Manitoba, we have reached a level of Citizen Science that many said was unattainable.

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