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Migration Education Program Engages Students in Bird Science and Conservation

19 May 2017 – The Motus Wildlife Tracking System provides an exciting opportunity to engage students in real-world bird science and conservation.

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It’s Saskatchewan’s First Atlas Season!

15 May 2017 – The first season of fieldwork is now underway for the Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas, the largest Citizen Science project to ever be attempted in the province! The official launch event was co-organized by Bird Studies Canada and Nature Saskatchewan, and took place at Last Mountain Bird Observatory on International Migratory Bird Day, May 13.

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Status of Harris’s Sparrow and Lark Bunting Assessed for the First Time

9 May 2017 – The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) recently held its spring meeting in Whitehorse, YT. Two bird species – the Harris’s Sparrow and the Lark Bunting – were assessed for the first time. The committee also reviewed the status of the Burrowing Owl and the Rusty Blackbird.


Help Track Bird Population Health with Project NestWatch

9 May 2017 – Have you ever wondered about the domestic lives of birds? Every spring and summer, curious volunteers observe nests and gather valuable information through Project NestWatch. Project NestWatch is a Citizen Science project coordinated by Bird Studies Canada.


Project to Conserve Threatened Vancouver-Area Ecosystem

9 May 2017 – Bird Studies Canada is taking action to preserve one of Canada’s most important – and most threatened – places for biodiversity. A new initiative will engage with local communities in conserving British Columbia’s Fraser River Estuary Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA).

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Spring Research and Conservation Updates in BirdWatch Canada

9 May 2017 – The cover story of the Spring 2017 edition of BirdWatch Canada (No. 79) will transport you to the ‘land of living skies,’ where the first season of fieldwork for the Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas is just beginning.

Give Back to Loons This Summer

9 May 2017 – The Common Loon is a welcome sight on Canada’s lakes each year, bringing enjoyment to residents, cottagers, and boaters. For many, its ethereal call embodies the very spirit of Canadian summer.


Conservation is a Team Effort during the Great Canadian Birdathon

28 April 2017 – Birdathon month is here, and we couldn’t be more excited! Last year’s Great Canadian Birdathon was a huge success, with more than 400 participants and 4000 supporters raising over $226,000 for bird conservation efforts across Canada.


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