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Tag: Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas


Baillie Fund Helps Recruit Local Champions for Birds

23 January 2019 – Nestled between the imposing boreal forest and ridges of Riding Mountain National Park and the shores of Lake Manitoba are three relatively unknown Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs). Thanks to support from Bird Studies Canada’s Baillie Fund – including donations collected by the Great Canadian Birdathon’s dedicated participants – the Manitoba IBA Program received a grant in 2018 to deliver outreach in these IBAs.

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IBA Program Channels Passion for Birds and Special Places

17 December 2018 – On a spectacular sunny, calm day in mid-November, I had the opportunity to participate in a volunteer effort to document the Fraser Estuary Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA). Starting at first light, 40 experienced birders set out to count birds across the 754 square kilometres of the Fraser Estuary IBA.

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Ramsar Conference Leads to Positive Steps for Coastal Wetlands and Fraser Delta

19 November 2018 – Bird Studies Canada’s collaborative work to find a conservation solution to habitat loss in the Fraser River Estuary Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) in Danger recently took Pete Davidson (supported remotely by James Casey) to Dubai, as part of the BirdLife International delegation to the 13th Conference of Parties to the Ramsar Convention.

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BC’s Fraser Estuary Featured at Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference

30 April 2018 – At the beginning of April, Bird Studies Canada staff attended the 30th Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference in Seattle, Washington. We thank the Swinomonish Tribal Community and the Coast Salish people for welcoming us, allowing us to gather on their traditional territory, and sharing their knowledge and culture throughout the conference proceedings.

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Birds Make Headlines in BC

20 March 2018 – For those who follow local news related to birds in British Columbia, it would seem that birds have been cropping up a lot so far in 2018. The International Ornithological Congress and Vancouver International Bird Festival are still five months away, but we are already starting to see a number of stories featuring these promising events!

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Working Toward a Safe Haven for Waterbirds in BC

12 February 2018 – A recent workshop aimed to develop solutions to reduce the impacts of recreational disturbance on waterbirds in the Fraser River Estuary IBA.

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New IBA Abounds with Birds

1 November 2017 – Bird Studies Canada and partners are thrilled to announce the designation of a new Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) in the southwestern James Bay region! The new site amalgamates seven former IBAs, covers an additional 716 km2, and was created to better reflect bird habitat use and movements within this unique area.

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Giving Shorebirds More “Space to Roost” in Nova Scotia’s Minas Basin

11 August 2017 – In late summer, hundreds of thousands of shorebirds stop over in the Bay of Fundy’s Minas Basin, in Nova Scotia, during their remarkable migration to South America. They require access to beaches and other coastal sites where they can rest when mudflat foraging habitat is covered during high tide.

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