15 – 16 June 2019. Amherst, NS. Enjoy a wild day with your family at the Atlantic Wildlife Festival. While you’re there, drop by the Bird Studies Canada booth to meet some of our staff!
15 – 16 June 2019. Wasaga Beach, ON. The Piping Plovers are back for another nesting season! Celebrate this loveable Endangered species with family-friendly activities at Ploverpalooza, hosted by the Friends of Nancy Island & Wasaga Beach Park.
7 June 2019. Vancouver, BC. Learn about Bird Studies Canada’s coastal Citizen Science programs and see captivating exhibits like a huge outdoor aquarium! Join staff from Bird Studies Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and the Vancouver Aquarium for a World Oceans Day celebration at 401 Burrard Street from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
31 May 2019. Sackville, NB. Join Bird Studies Canada’s Atlantic Canada staff for their Great Canadian Birdathon around the Sackville area. Enjoy a fun day of birding while supporting bird conservation. Birding beginners welcome!
14 May 2019. Toronto, ON. Join Bird Studies Canada’s Steven Price and Andrés Jiménez for a Great Canadian Birdathon bird walk at Evergreen Brickworks. Enjoy a fun afternoon of birding while supporting bird conservation. Birding beginners welcome!
11 – 25 May 2019. Toronto, ON. Each year, the city becomes a mega bird-highway much busier, healthier, and more colourful than the 401. Celebrate birds in the city at the Toronto Bird Celebration.
11 – 17 May 2019. Vancouver, BC. From bird nerd to bird curious, from wise old owl to adventurous tot, there is an event for everyone during Vancouver Bird Week.
11 May 2019. Don’t miss World Migratory Bird Day! Bird Studies Canada and Nature Canada hope you will join us in celebrating bird migration at a Bird Day event near you. If you are planning an event in Canada, please fill in the event information form to request resources and have your event appear on the map.
11 May 2019. Stonewall, MB. Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day at Oak Hammock Marsh. Includes a special presentation by Bird Studies Canada’s Dr. Christian Artuso about the Manitoba Breeding Bird Atlas.
11 May 2019. Aylmer, ON. Also on World Migratory Bird Day, you can join staff from Catfish Creek Conservation Authority and Bird Studies Canada for a bird walk at the Springwater Conservation Area. New birders welcome!
5 May 2019. Vancouver, BC. Join Dr. Rob Butler, Thor Diakow, and Bird Studies Canada’s Dr. David Bradley for their Great Canadian Birdathon. Enjoy a fun day of birding while supporting bird conservation. Birding beginners welcome!
23 February 2019. Brantford, ON. Take in a free day of presentations on environmental and conservation issues at the Brant Eco Conference. While you’re there, stop and meet Bird Studies Canada’s Ian Fife (Ontario Forest Birds at Risk Program Coordinator) at our display.
15-18 February 2019. Mark your calendars for the next Great Backyard Bird Count! This annual four-day event engages birdwatchers of all ages around the world in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are.
12 February 2019. Brantford, ON. Learn about “Best Management Practices for two Old-growth Forest Birds at Risk in Southern Ontario” in a talk by Bird Studies Canada’s Ian Fife. The presentation is part of the Brant Woodlot Owners’ Association’s AGM and Speaker’s Night, which is open to the public.
2 February 2019. Surrey, BC. In celebration of World Wetlands Day, attend a keynote presentation by Dr. Sean Boyd from Environment and Climate Change Canada and a walking tour of one of the newest proposed parks (Nicomekl Riverfront Park) within the Fraser River Estuary Important Bird and Biodiversity Area.
14 December 2018 – 5 January 2019. The Christmas Bird Count is happening now! Thank you to all who have already participated in this valuable Citizen Science project. Check our map to see if a count is coming up in your area.
1 December 2018 – 31 January 2019. Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CB4Kids) events are hosted in communities across Canada. Find an event near you by visiting the CBC4Kids map! If you are interested in coordinating an event in your region, visit the CBC4Kids website to learn more.
27 November 2018. Mississauga, ON. Join Dr. Doug Tozer, Bird Studies Canada Ontario Program Scientist, for a talk entitled “Lake Erie: what do the birds tell us?” at the Riverwood Conservancy.
10 November 2018. Cochrane, AB. Take part in the 2018 Wilderness Wildlife and Human Interaction Educational Symposium, including a talk by Bird Studies Canada’s Jody Allair on the ecological and economic impacts of birdwatching. Tickets are $40.
9 November 2018. Simcoe, ON. Researchers, agencies, students, and members of the public are invited to the Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Research Conference. Be sure to connect with Bird Studies Canada staff while you’re there – Ian Fife and Dr. Doug Tozer are giving presentations and Andrew Couturier is moderating one of the sessions. Registration required.
8 November 2018. Guelph, ON. Join Dr. Doug Tozer, Bird Studies Canada Ontario Program Scientist, for a talk entitled “Lake Erie: what do the birds tell us?” – part of Nature Guelph’s Speaker Series.
15 October 2018. Toronto, ON. Andrea Gress, Bird Studies Canada’s Ontario Piping Plover Conservation Program Coordinator, will present “Piping Plover Conservation in Ontario: The strategies, challenges, and what the future holds” at a meeting of the Toronto Ornithological Club.
10 October 2018. Canadian non-profits and charities active or interested in stewardship of Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) are welcome to participate in an information session on a small grants program (The IBA Public Engagement Fund). Join the session, hosted by Nature Canada, by visiting this link at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
28-29 September 2018. Leamington, ON. If you are at the Ontario Field Ornithologists’ Convention this weekend, be sure to connect with Kathy Jones (our Ontario Volunteer Coordinator) at the Bird Studies Canada booth.
28 September 2018. Riverton Sandy Bar IBA, MB. Join volunteers with the Manitoba Bird and Biodiversity Area Program for a weed pull event to make space for Piping Plovers.
19-26 August 2018. Vancouver, BC. Experience, explore, and celebrate birds at the first-ever Vancouver International Bird Festival.
18 August 2018. Grand Pré, NS. Enjoy an evening of free sunset yoga and shorebird viewing at Evangeline beach, hosted by Bird Studies Canada’s Space to Roost program.
15 July 2018. Alonsa, MB. Help monitor a species at risk at a Red-headed Woodpecker Blitz led by the Manitoba Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas Program.
11 July 2018. If you’re interested in estuaries and potential solutions for their conservation, we invite you to sign up for a free webinar co-hosted by Our Living Waters, Nature Canada, and Bird Studies Canada.