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.
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.
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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18 March 2019 – A great big thank-you to all of the volunteer birdwatchers who took part in the Great Backyard Bird Count! We are delighted to announce the winner of Bird Studies Canada's 2019 GBBC Story Contest.
6 February 2019 – Our favourite entries in last year's Great Backyard Bird Count Story Contest were so delightful, we wanted to read them again! We hope they inspire you to participate in the 2019 Great Backyard Bird Count and submit your own story.
30 January 2019 – The 22nd Great Backyard Bird Count will take place from Friday, February 15 through Monday, February 18. Volunteers from around the world are invited to count the birds they see for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, then enter their checklists at birdcount.org.
16 January 2019 – We know bird counts provide lots of memorable experiences. Funny, heartwarming, inspiring, or just plain unusual – we’d like to hear about them all. We invite you to enter the Great Backyard Bird Count story contest!
20 March 2018 – On the Family Day Monday, I headed out with two of my children to look for birds as we began the five mile hike to one of our local Scout camps, just outside of Peterborough. Spending time together in the great outdoors is something we have always enjoyed. As we turned off the highway, the rain began.