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By Ellen Jakubowski, Communications Specialist, Birds Canada


A huge thank-you to all members of Birds Canada who support our mission to conserve wild birds. We hope you enjoy the Summer 2021 issue (no. 96) of BirdWatch Canada, our quarterly members’ magazine. If you receive BirdWatch by mail, keep an eye out for your copy in June!

A feature article by Yousif Attia and Jody Allair celebrates the growing number of birders submitting observations to eBird Canada, where the data can be used for bird research and monitoring. If you aren’t already part of this community, they give you some great reasons to join!

Cliff Swallow Photo: Jody Allair

A second feature article is for those of you who are involved or interested in encouraging others – family,  friends, neighbours, and even strangers – to choose actions that help birds. For the article, I distilled advice from our experienced staff that we hope will help your conversations go productively.

In this issue, you’ll also find highlights and photos from the 2021 Great Backyard Bird Count and meet our new Birds Canada President, Patrick Nadeau!

New president of Birds Canada, Patrick Nadeau
New Birds Canada President, Patrick Nadeau

Subscribe to BirdWatch Canada

If you don’t receive Birdwatch Canada yet, you can subscribe today by making a donation of $50 or more. Your subscription will be active for a full year from the day you sign up. You’ll enjoy regular updates on how your support is helping Canada’s birds, and know that you’re doing your part to protect species that need urgent conservation action. Check out this feature article from the Summer issue for a sample of our content.

Happy reading, and thanks for all you do for birds!

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