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!
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!
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.
NOCTURNAL OWL SURVEY IN THE ATLANTIC REGION: ALREADY 20 YEARS OF DATA!
Our knowledge of the abundance and population trends of owl species in this region and across North America has been greatly improved over the past two decades.
HEMISPHERE-WIDE COLLABORATION TO FURTHER UNDERSTANDING OF MIGRATORY SHOREBIRD DECLINES
The State of Canada’s Birds 2019 estimated the loss of 40% of shorebirds from Canada since 1970. Understanding why that is remains a huge challenge.
Birds in Focus
Watch and learn more about birds and some of the work we do at Birds 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
Fall Migration: The Best Thing Since Spring Migration
Have you noticed some differences in the bird life around your neighborhood or local natural areas recently? Join Natasha Barlow to learn how to identify and protect some songbirds traveling from their Boreal breeding grounds to their overwintering grounds.
Mark and Ben Cullen chat with Jody Allair about about the explosion in popularity for birding and ways to enjoy the past time as the weather turns cold.
The ABA’s Nate Swick is joined by a panel including Jody Allair, Tom Johnson, and Jordan Rutter for this month in Birding – November 2020.
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).
The Birder’s View: Signs of a changing climate
TVO Climate Watch Shorts follows Jody Allair of Birds Canada, Mark Peck at the Royal Ontario Museum, and others at the Long Point Bird Observatory to take a look at what birds can tell us about climate change and how it’s affecting bird populations and distribution.
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