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Inspiring new champions for Canada Warblers in Colombia. Documenting breeding birds across Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Newfoundland. Monitoring nocturnal owl populations in Eeyou Istchee-James Bay. These projects have been made possible in part by bird lovers like you, through past editions of the Great Canadian Birdathon®!

Each year is an opportunity to do more to help the birds we enjoy. Your 2021 Birdathon proceeds will advance the understanding, appreciation, and conservation of birds in Canada and beyond. By going birding for a day and asking family and friends for support, you’re making an important impact. To those who have already participated or made a Birdathon donation this year – thank you for your generosity!

Fall is an amazing time to get outside and experience birds. In fact, many Birds Canada staff are choosing to take advantage of its benefits by doing a fall Birdathon. Among them are: Yousif Attia (Vancouver, BC); Jody Allair (Drumheller, AB); the “Tozer Twitchers” (Long Point, ON); and the “Long Point Bird Observatory Cygnus Crusaders” (also at Long Point)! We encourage you to follow their lead and plan a Birdathon of your own, or make a donation on one of the team pages (click the hyperlinks above).

Yousif Attia out for a bird walk in Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Park on June 24, 2021. Alia Youssef/The Globe and Mail.

Yousif Attia birding in the 2021 Birdathon t-shirt Photo: Alia Youssef/The Globe and Mail

Curious to know what makes autumn birding so great? Find out in this essay by Jody Allair. You can also learn about bird species you might encounter on your fall Birdathon by watching this recorded presentation featuring our Boreal Program Coordinator, Natasha Barlow.

You still have time to join this year’s Birdathon! In 2021, participants are welcome to do their Birdathon at any point during the year. If you take part, please pick a time and place that allows you to stay safe given the COVID-19 situation in your area. Visit the Great Canadian Birdathon page to donate or sign up.

As a participant, you’ll be eligible to receive the 2021 Birdathon t-shirt featuring the Thick-billed Longspur. You’ll also be entered in a draw for exciting prizes from our Birdathon sponsors: Eagle-Eye Tours, Vortex Canada, Kowa, and Armstrong Bird Food.

Thank you for your vital support for bird conservation!

The “Tozer Twitchers” Photo: Doug Tozer

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