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Winter 2020

5 – 6 February 2020. Ottawa, ON. Join us at the Nature-Based Climate Solutions Summit to help increase our collective knowledge and seize opportunities for advancing shared goals related to climate and biodiversity. Participants will explore: nature-based climate change mitigation, ecosystem restoration and adaptation, natural infrastructure, protected areas, and Indigenous-led approaches to all of the above.

14 December 2019 – 5 January 2020. Join the Christmas Bird Count! Team up with your local birding community to take a census of the birds in your count circle. Find a count near you or contact Yousif Attia at if there is not yet a count in your area.

1 December 2019 – 31 January 2020. At Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids) events across Canada, kids explore winter birds, build identification and monitoring skills, and connect with their local birding community. Your family, group, or class can join the fun by finding an event near you or planning your own!

Fall 2019

27 November 2019. Saskatoon, SK. Want to improve your bird identification skills? Take in a free Beginner Bird Identification workshop – all skill levels welcome. Visit the Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas website for details and registration, and to keep an eye out for more workshops across Saskatchewan in 2020.

22 November 2019. Batawa, ON. Register now for the Trenton Woodlot Conference. As part of the program, Ian Fife will present: “Technology in the Woodlot: Creating Your Biodiversity Inventory.”

21 November 2019. Are you involved in the Great Lakes Marsh Monitoring Program? Take part in a one-hour webinar starting at 2pm Eastern. Dr. Doug Tozer will present recent research and publications and explain how they will impact the Marsh Monitoring Program protocol. Click here for more details and to sign up.

17 November 2019. Fraser River Estuary Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA), BC. Bird Studies Canada is coordinating a bird count for this IBA. We are looking for volunteers, and hope you will join! Please check out the survey area map and respond to this poll if you are interested, and email Graham Sorenson ( if you have questions.

16 November 2019. Owen Sound, ON. Andrés Jiménez has explored wild spaces ranging from protected areas in Costa Rica to Toronto’s urban greenspace. He’ll be sharing his unique perspective on environmental problem-solving as guest speaker at the Annual Bruce Peninsula Bird Observatory Fundraising Dinner and Auction.

12 November 2019. Simcoe, ON. Learn about forest birds at risk in southwestern Ontario at a meeting of the Norfolk Field Naturalists. Presentation by Ian Fife, Ontario Forest Birds at Risk Program Coordinator, Bird Studies Canada.

8 November 2019. Simcoe, ON. Join us at the 7th Annual Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Research and Conservation Conference. Includes a presentation by Dr. Doug Tozer of Bird Studies Canada entitled “Control of Invasive Phragmites Increases Breeding Marsh Birds But Not Frogs.”

4 November 2019. Join a webinar at 11 am Eastern entitled “Bird and Wildlife Monitoring: Integrating Proven Methods and New Technology,” hosted by Forests Ontario and presented by Ian Fife, Ontario Forest Birds at Risk Program Coordinator, Bird Studies Canada.

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