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Join Project FeederWatch – a Fascinating Way to Help Birds!

18 October 2018 – If you have access to a birdfeeder and the internet, you can help Canada’s birds. As little as 15 minutes of your time between November and April will help scientists at Bird Studies Canada and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology learn more about the status of bird populations in North America through the Project FeederWatch Citizen Science program.


Autumn Means Loons are on the Move

18 October 2018 – Leaves change colour as we store our summer equipment and close up our camps or cottages. The abundance of harvest is on our tables. Some Canadians have had the dubious pleasure of seeing their first winter snow, while others enjoy classic fall rain.


Enjoy our Annual Report and BirdWatch Canada

18 October 2018 – We hope you have been taking pleasure in the birds that fall has brought to your area. As a Bird Studies Canada member, volunteer, or supporter, you’re doing your part to sustain bird conservation and research – we hope you take pleasure in that, too. We’re very thankful for your contributions!

Twenty-four Years of Monitoring “Thunder-pumpers,” “Mud-hens,” and more!

18 October 2018 – In 2018, Bird Studies Canada’s Great Lakes Marsh Monitoring Program (GLMMP) celebrated something remarkable: the completion of nearly a quarter-century of bird, frog, and habitat surveys by hundreds of volunteer Citizen Scientists.


Funding Available for Canadian Bird Research and Conservation Projects

18 October 2018 – Bird Studies Canada is now accepting applications to the James L. Baillie Memorial Fund for the 2019 grant cycle. A portion of the money raised through our annual Great Canadian Birdathon is allocated to the Fund to provide grants to individuals or groups for projects that further bird research and conservation in Canada.


Alan Smith Recognized with Ludlow Griscom Award

17 October 2018 – Congratulations to Alan (Al) Smith on his receiving the 2018 Ludlow Griscom Award from the American Birding Association! This award is in recognition of “an individual who has dramatically advanced the state of ornithology in a particular region.”

Carve a Piping Plover Pumpkin for Halloween

16 October 2018 – If you are looking for a bird-themed design for this year’s jack-o-lantern, look no further! Bird Studies Canada’s Ontario Piping Plover Conservation Coordinator, Andrea Gress, came up with two cute plover designs that you can download and print off.


Thank you, Birdathon Participants! Congratulations, Prize Winners!

12 October 2018 – Bird Studies Canada thanks all of our generous prize donors, participants, and sponsors for making the Great Canadian Birdathon a success.


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