Each year, the global extinction risk to all bird species is assessed by BirdLife International, the official Red List Authority for birds for The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The 2019 update was released in December 2019.
Bird Studies Canada’s collaborative work to find a conservation solution to habitat loss in the Fraser River Estuary Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) in Danger recently took Pete Davidson (supported remotely by James Casey) to Dubai, as part of the BirdLife International delegation to the 13th Conference of Parties to the Ramsar Convention.
In late April, as billions of migratory birds returned to their northern breeding grounds from southern and equatorial winter quarters, an unprecedented gathering took place. A group of people passionate about the plight of the birds along their ancient flyways assembled at a migratory bottleneck on the Arabian Gulf.
In mid-October, Bird Studies Canada’s B.C. program team convened, for the first time, all the key players on Haida Gwaii with expertise or responsibility pertaining to seabirds and the threats they face from introduced mammal predators.