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.
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Research & Conservation Programs
Our Conservation Networks
Long Point Programs
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.
Long Point Programs
Christmas Bird Count for Kids
Urban Bird Programs
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.
Support Bird Studies Canada
Make a difference and support our research and conservation work.
Join Bird Studies Canada
Become a member and participate in any of our Citizen Science programs for free.
Great Canadian Birdathon
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.
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.