Support Bird Studies Canada
this Holiday Season
Barn Swallows Photo: Peter Ferguson
2013 - Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Have you heard of GivingTuesday,
a national movement that celebrates and encourages donations and
volunteerism to support charities? GivingTuesday is coming to Canada on
December 3, 2013, and Bird Studies Canada is a partner.
We're very grateful for the generosity of our members, volunteers,
and donors. As the holiday season begins, we're asking our friends to
consider making a year-end gift. Core funding support from donors like
you makes all of our programs possible across the country. Your donation
will help us advance bird research and conservation, protect at-risk
species, and work to keep common birds common.
Please visit our website to read a
recent update from our National Program Director Jon McCracken,
and to make
an online donation. You may be able to increase the impact of
your donation by asking your employer to match your gift. Ask your human
resources department about their "Matching Gift Program" or "Employee
Many thanks for your support, and happy holidays!
List of Critically Endangered
2013 - BirdLife International has released the
2013 Red List for Birds. The number of bird species listed as
Critically Endangered (the highest risk category of the IUCN Red List of
threatened species) has reached an all-time high. Although some species
are considered at a lower risk of extinction thanks to conservation
efforts, habitat destruction and degradation have made the White-winged
Flufftail (a sub-Saharan bird) the newest addition to the Critically
Endangered list. The once-common Yellow-breasted Bunting is now
considered Endangered, following declines caused by uncontrolled
trapping in its wintering grounds in southern China and southeast Asia.
According to Dr. Leon Bennun, BirdLife's Director of Science,
Policy, and Information, nearly 200 bird species are in real danger of
being lost forever unless threats such as habitat loss, agricultural
changes, invasive species, and climate change are addressed.
Watching Birds this Winter?
2013 - Have you participated in the
Great Backyard Bird Count?
This free annual four-day event engages birdwatchers of all ages in
counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are.
The next Great Backyard Bird Count will take place February 14-17, 2014.
In the meantime, check out the most recent issue of the
GBBC eNewsletter for winter bird feeding tips, news from related
Citizen Science programs, and more!
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