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Please Raise Your Voice in Support of Ontario’s Species at Risk!

16 May 2019 – Bird Studies Canada strongly opposes proposed changes to Ontario’s Endangered Species Act (ESA), as brought forward in Schedule 5 of Bill 108. The changes would remove essential legal protections for species at risk and for the habitats that sustain them. Please add your voice for Ontario’s imperilled flora and fauna by providing comments on the 10th Year Review of Ontario’s Endangered Species Act.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Leach’s Storm-Petrel

14 May 2019 – The Spring issue of our members’ magazine, BirdWatch Canada, features an article by Dr. William Montevecchi and Dr. Laura McFarlane Tranquilla about the declining Leach’s Storm-Petrel. Do you want to learn even more about this little-known seabird? Dive into this list of references used in the article and further recommended reading.


Come Birding With Us for the Great Canadian Birdathon

29 April 2019 – You’re invited to join some of Bird Studies Canada’s experts in Vancouver, BC; Toronto, ON; or Moncton, NB for a fun day of birding for conservation! Bird Studies Canada staff in three locations across Canada hope you can join them for their Birdathon day this May. Whether you are new to birding or an experienced Birdathoner, and whatever your age, we would love for you to join us in person for a bird walk near you.


Kids Go Wild for the Schoolyard Bird Blitz!

25 April 2019 – Bird Studies Canada invites your students to explore the diversity of birds in your neighbourhood by participating in the Schoolyard Bird Blitz this spring! In addition to getting outside and learning about local bird life, students are ‘scientists’ responsible for conducting a survey of birds at their school and reporting the observations to Bird Studies Canada.

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Chimney Swifts Are Returning to a Chimney Near You!

25 April 2019 – Get ready, SwiftWatchers! The 2019 SwiftWatch season is rapidly approaching as Chimney Swifts make their long migration north from South America.

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Invest in the Future – Take a Kid Birding!

25 April 2019 – My husband and I have always been interested in the birds around us, but it was our son who made a difference in our birding behaviour. To earn a Cub Scout badge, he built a birdfeeder and observed and recorded all activity at it for a month. Since he showed such a keen interest, we encouraged his birdwatching and participated with him.


Celebrate Birds in Toronto and Beyond

25 April 2019 – Each year during bird migration, Toronto becomes a mega bird-highway much busier, healthier, and more colourful than the 401. Join us in celebrating birds in the city at the Toronto Bird Celebration from May 11-25, 2019 and other springtime events across Canada.

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You Can Help Endangered Piping Plovers at Your Favourite Beach

25 April 2019 – Those passionate about Piping Plovers are celebrating their arrival at Canada’s beaches and shorelines. If you are a fan of these Endangered shorebirds, now is a good time to get involved in volunteering for the nesting season.


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