The hardworking staff and volunteers involved in the Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas are wrapping up the project’s third out of five field seasons. Since the Atlas began, 226 people have contributed over 14,000 checklists, reporting observations of 268 bird species breeding in the province! (Photo: Jacqueline Roy)
The third season of the Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas is poised to take flight. Since spring 2017, volunteer birdwatchers have been scouring the province in search of nesting birds, great and small, to help map their status and distribution. More volunteers are needed.
A team of Bird Studies Canada staff will soon be heading to the 12th Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference in Winnipeg, MB from February 19-21. The theme of the conference is “Working Landscapes,” and participants will be exploring intersections between conservation and agriculture.
February 2nd is World Wetlands Day! This awareness day commemorates the 1971 adoption of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. It’s also the perfect time to reflect on the global importance of these ecosystems, and to renew our commitment to protecting wetlands in Canada.
The second field season of the Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas is well underway! Our dedicated volunteers and intrepid field crews have been scouring the province in search of birds both great and small.