Bird Studies Canada is our country’s leading science-based bird conservation organization. Our mission is to conserve wild birds of Canada through sound science, on-the-ground actions, innovative partnerships, public engagement, and science-based advocacy.
Watching birds is more popular than ever! Tens of thousands of Canadians share their energy, skill, and bird observations through Bird Studies Canada's bird surveys. These "Citizen Scientists" provide a tremendous service by volunteering their time to track the health of bird populations.
Using data from our targeted research initiatives and Citizen Science programs, and in collaboration with conservation partners, our scientists monitor bird population trends, investigate declines, and recommend actions to protect the health of ecosystems we all depend on.
Explore & Download Our Data
Research & Conservation Programs
Our Conservation Networks
Our educational programs combine bird research, Citizen Science, mentoring opportunities, school programs, public events, and workshops to provide engaging experiences that foster awareness, appreciation, and stewardship of birds and nature.
Bird Science & Environmental Education
Long Point Programs
Christmas Bird Count for Kids
Urban Bird Programs
You can play an important role in conserving Canada's wild birds! Bird Studies Canada supporters provide charitable donations as well as making valuable Citizen Science contributions. Our nationwide programs are focused on the highest-priority conservation needs for birds.
Support Bird Studies Canada
Make a difference and support our research and conservation work.
Join Bird Studies Canada
Become a member and participate in any of our Citizen Science programs for free.
Great Canadian Birdathon
Become a member of Bird Studies Canada to support science and conservation in action! You'll receive our quarterly magazine BirdWatch Canada, featuring all the latest news about our work and the world of birds.
Spring 2015, Number 71
On the Watch
Using Automated Recorders to Survey Yellow Rails
Trying to Understand the Amazing Gray Jay
James L. Baillie Memorial Fund
The National Bird Project
Canada Warbler Conservation Initiative
Québec Breeding Bird Atlas
The Long Point File
Bioacoustic Analysis of Bird Migration through the Great Lakes Region
Species in Focus: Harris's Sparrow
Remembering Jim Woodford