Spend time with birds and connect with our bird experts
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or on social media and we’ll help share the inspiration!
Great Backyard Bird Count
The GBBC is an annual four-day event that engages bird enthusiasts of all ages around the world in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are. Anyone can participate, from beginners to experts.
Explore Key Biodiversity Areas in Canada
Birds Canada is working to assess which of our IBAs might qualify as Key Biodiversity Areas. We have developed a colourful Story Map to introduce the KBA concept and to highlight two of Canada’s most outstanding KBAs.
eBird Canada 2020 Year in Review
eBird Canada had tremendous growth in participation from new and existing Canadian eBirders in 2020. An irruption or superflight took place late in the year and potentially four new species were added to the Canadian list.
2020 RED LIST INCLUDES UPDATES ON FOREST SONGBIRDS AND ICONIC RAPTORS
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™.
NEW GRASSLANDS CONSERVATION INCENTIVES PROJECT TO BENEFIT CANADIAN RANCHERS AND BIRDS
Birds Canada has produced a Grassland Conservation Incentives Guide available to producers and landowners to conserve, enhance or restore grasslands.
Birds in Focus
Watch and learn more about birds and some of the work we do at Birds Canada.
20-Year Trends from the BC Coastal Waterbird Survey
Birds Canada staff discuss the methods, results, and implications of our recently published paper: “Twenty years of coastal waterbird trends suggest regional patterns of environmental pressure in British Columbia, Canada.”
Sample Online Birding Course: Birding by Ear
Join Andrés Jiménez (Urban Program Coordinator, Birds Canada) for our online birding courses. These high-quality, free online courses will bring you engaging, useful, geographically-relevant, and up-to-date information that will help you connect with and conserve birds.
Report on 25 years of Marsh Monitoring in the Great Lakes Region
The ABA’s Nate Swick speaks to Clare Kines about birding in the Canadian Arctic and to Dr. Janet Ng about impacts of development to raptors on prairie landscapes.
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.
ARMSTRONG BIRD OF THE MONTH
Learn about feeder birds with Birds Canada staff.
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).
All About Project FeederWatch
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!
Enjoy birds from home with live videos from feeder cams.
Red-eyed Vireo (a persistent singer found in mixed wood forests across Canada) Photo: Sherri & Brock Fenton