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Your Guide to Helping Canada’s Birds
We are excited to share this handy reference to help us all take action for birds. These recommendations are backed by science and endorsed by Birds Canada. Whether you are new to birding or have been a bird conservation advocate for decades please use this information and let others know what they can be doing to help birds.
Revealing the life of our upstairs neighbours: Chimney Swifts
Birds Canada launches a new educational video featuring the Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica), a unique and declining bird species at risk. Chimney Swifts are somewhat mysterious since their nests are not typically visible, located inside chimneys or hidden within other human-built structures.
A new podcast by Birds Canada – The Warblers! Your hosts Andrea Gress and Andrés Jiménez chat with interesting guests sharing information and inspiration about birds and bird conservation in Canada. Listen, subscribe or follow on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you find your favourite podcasts.
The annual Winter Finch Forecast is easily one of the highlights of the birding year for many, and a perfect combination of birding science and birding art. Nate Swick speaks to Tyler Hoar about taking the forecast into the 21st Century.
SHARE YOUR CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT STORY WITH US!
Some traditions change with time, but one thing that has remained consistent is that the CBC is just as much about people as it is about birds. We want to celebrate the dedicated people who are part of the CBC tradition. That’s why we’re inviting each of you to share your CBC story!
OWL OBSERVATION TIPS FOR BIRDERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS
For many bird lovers, seeing our first owl in the wild is a cherished memory. We benefit from these experiences, but, if we’re not mindful, the impact on the owls can be negative one.
EBIRDING ON CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNTS
Visit eBird Canada for an article featuring tips and best practices for using eBird on your CBC. One way is to use the newly released Trip Reports feature.
Birds in Focus
Watch and learn more about birds and some of the work we do at Birds Canada.
Story Map: Exploring the Salish Sea
Book Launch: 100 Flying Birds
Sample Our Online Birding Courses
Join Birds Canada staff for these high-quality, free online courses that will bring you engaging, useful, geographically-relevant, and up-to-date information to help you connect with and conserve birds.
Activities for Families
BIRD IDENTIFICATION TOOL
Did you see a bird in your yard that you haven’t seen before? Create a downloadable and printable field guide customized for your location and time of year to help nail down an identification.
JUNIOR BIRDER GUIDE
Download and print your own Junior Birder Journal and Activity Guide! Learn about birds, how to identify them, and what you can do to protect birds in your neighborhood.
FOR THE BIRDS
Fun crafts you can make at home like do-it-yourself bird feeders, suet treats, and bird cookies to help out birds.
Volunteers across North America contribute to bird research by watching their feeder birds from November to April with Project FeederWatch. It’s a fun winter activity you can enjoy from home – it’s easy, and it helps birds!
Land and Sea: The Christmas Bird Count
Take an in-depth look at what it’s like to be involved in the Christmas Bird Count and why this annual tradition is so important for birds.
GARDENING FOR BIRDS
View our new Gardening for Birds video series, which will give you some bite-sized practical tips on ways you can start gardening for birds.
Enjoy birds from home with live videos from feeder cams.
Interested in learning more about Canada's birds? Need some inspiration? Or have some to share? Spend some time with birds and our bird experts virtually here. New content will be uploaded regularly. Please share your birding stories or bird activities with us at jallair AT birdscanada.org, or on social media and we’ll help share the inspiration!
Red-eyed Vireo (a persistent singer found in mixed wood forests across Canada) Photo: Sherri & Brock Fenton