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Getting the Big Picture with eBird

15 March 2017 – If you’ve been involved in the world of birding since 2002, then you’re very likely familiar with eBird.


Short-term Volunteers Needed for Ontario Woodcock Survey

15 March 2017 – Citizen Scientists for the American Woodcock Singing Ground Survey report all American Woodcocks seen or heard at designated roadside survey points. Surveys are conducted on a single evening between April 20 and May 20 each year.

New Projects Taking Wing Thanks to Baillie Fund

15 March 2017 – We’re pleased to announce this year’s James L. Baillie Memorial Fund grant recipients! Take a look at these 11 important bird research and conservation projects, soon to be conducted across Canada with Baillie Fund support.


Join the Great Canadian Birdathon!

13 March 2017 – Registration is open for the 2017 Great Canadian Birdathon. Sign up now and join the thousands of birders and supporters giving birds a boost!


Great Backyard Bird Count Results

9 March 2017 – It was another exciting, record-breaking year for the Great Backyard Bird Count. The final 2017 GBBC results are in!


Transported by Nature

9 March 2017 – Resembling an old film strip, my first experience in the Giant Backyard Bird Count flashes in my mind’s eye…



8 March 2017 – It was Day Three of the 2017 Great Backyard Bird Count. The morning began with drizzly conditions, but after a few minutes of counting, rain began to pour from the sky. As the downpour continued, I counted robins, blackbirds and juncos, periodically wiping the lenses of my binoculars.


Birding in Virginia: From the Coastal Plain to the Piedmont

3 March 2017 – I had assumed that the Great Backyard Bird Count was for birding exclusively in backyards. I do not have a backyard. However, I learned that the count can be done anywhere, so this year I set out to do what I considered my Great Beyond Bird Count!


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