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Tag: Species at Risk

Ups and Downs in the Atlantic Piping Plover “Mating Scene”

21 October 2019 – Volunteers and staff with the New Brunswick and Nova Scotia Piping Plover Conservation Program survey over 50 beaches at regular intervals throughout the spring and summer each year. Together in 2019, we conducted over 600 beach surveys!

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Volunteers and Plovers Persist Through Soggy Season

25 September 2019 – The 2019 season was not without its challenges for Piping Plover conservation in Ontario. High waters were an issue across the Great Lakes, leading to smaller nesting territories, and less beach overall for plover families and beachgoers to share.

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Rare Gem of Ontario Forests Gets a Boost

25 September 2019 – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Neotropical Migratory Birds Convention Act (NMBCA) grant program recently announced its gracious support for Bird Studies Canada’s efforts on behalf of Cerulean Warblers and their habitat.

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It Takes a Village to Track a Curlew

24 June 2019 – The Long-billed Curlew project hit new heights this May with a very successful field season near Prince George, BC. A team from Bird Studies Canada visited the area to document the recently expanded range of these pioneer curlews, and to confirm their presence and breeding in the most northerly part of the species’ range.

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A New Report on the State of Canada’s Birds

20 June 2019 – The North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) has just released a new report on the state of Canada’s birds. It’s the second comprehensive assessment of the conservation status of birdlife in Canada.

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Hudsonian Godwit Faces Threats Throughout Its Life Cycle

27 May 2019 – At its April meeting in St. John’s, NL, the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) assessed the status of 19 species, including one bird – the Hudsonian Godwit. Hudsonian Godwits face threats at all stages of their annual cycle, including climate change and overgrazing by geese in the Arctic, loss of wetland habitat at staging sites in the United States and South America, and disturbance of wintering habitat by increasing levels of human development and activity.

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Please Raise Your Voice in Support of Ontario’s Species at Risk!

16 May 2019 – Bird Studies Canada strongly opposes proposed changes to Ontario’s Endangered Species Act (ESA), as brought forward in Schedule 5 of Bill 108. The changes would remove essential legal protections for species at risk and for the habitats that sustain them. Please add your voice for Ontario’s imperilled flora and fauna by providing comments on the 10th Year Review of Ontario’s Endangered Species Act.

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Long-billed Curlews are Landing in BC

18 April 2019 – The family of bird species that includes curlews (as well as godwits and some other large waders) is one of the most threatened bird families in the world. Over half of the species in this family are of global conservation concern. That’s why certain conservation organizations around the world have started to recognize April 21 as World Curlew Day – a day for learning more about and celebrating these at-risk birds.

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