Spend time with birds and connect with our bird experts
Start Gardening for Birds
Take your love of birds to the next level by creating habitat in your yard or garden that provides life-saving resources (think food, water, and shelter) for birds throughout the year. Gardening is an excellent way to ensure that outdoor spaces, whether large or small, help wildlife. Visit BirdGardens.ca to learn more!
Our quarterly magazine featuring articles about the conservation of Canada’s wild birds and their habitats, as well as updates from Birds Canada and its regional, national, and international projects. Read a sample article on Ontario’s third Breeding Bird Atlas here.
JOIN THE 2021 BIRDATHON – FOR FUN, COMMUNITY, AND BIRDS!
The Birdathon not only helps birds, but can also be a safe way to add enjoyment to pandemic life. You can do it anywhere, anytime, and anyway.
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.
TAKE A DEEP DIVE INTO GRASSLANDS CONSERVATION WITH OUR 3-PART PRAIRIE BLOG SERIES
Explore the connections between the Canadian Prairies, prairie producers, and birds. Check out Birds Canada’s Grassland Conservation Incentives Guide to benefit Canadian ranchers and birds, learn how Livestock Producers are Powerful Allies for Grasslands Birds, and How Your Purchasing Decisions Can Help Grasslands and Prairie Birds.
Birds in Focus
Watch and learn more about birds and some of the work we do at Birds Canada.
Enabled: birds from the hood
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.
The Warblers (coming soon)
Coming this summer, a new Birds Canada podcast – The Warblers! Featuring interesting guests sharing information and inspiration about birds and bird conservation in Canada.
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.
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.
Bird Identification for Beginners
This workshop covers basic birdwatching tools, fundamentals of bird ID, and an overview of some bird groups found in Saskatchewan and the Canadian Prairies. It was presented and recorded by LeeAnn Latremouille (Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas Coordinator, Birds Canada).
ARMSTRONG BIRD OF THE MONTH
Learn about feeder birds with Birds Canada staff.
Enjoy birds from home with live videos from nest and 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