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Volunteer Programs

Whether you are a burgeoning naturalist or an experienced birdwatcher, there are a number of programs that you can join, whereever you are in Canada. These programs are coordinated by Bird Studies Canada or one of its many partners. To find a program, browse the list below, or narrow your search by region, time of year or difficulty level (easy = no or little experience required, intermediate = some experience required with the species targeted by the program, advanced = must be able to recognized most birds by sight and sound).

Region: Month: Difficulty:

ProgramJFMAMJJASOND
American Woodcock Survey details
Atlantic Canada Beached Bird Survey details
Atlantic Canada High Elevation Landbird Program details
Atlantic Canada Nocturnal Owl Survey details
BC Beached Birds Survey details
BC Breeding Bird Atlas details
BC Coastal Waterbirds Survey details
BC Nocturnal Owl Survey details
Breeding Bird Survey details
Canadian Lakes Loon Survey details
ProgramJFMAMJJASOND
Canadian Migration Monitoring Network details
Christmas Bird Count details
CMMN: Albert Creek Bird Observatory, YK details
CMMN: Atlantic Bird Observatory, NS details
CMMN: Beaverhill Bird Observatory, AB details
CMMN: Bruce Peninsula Bird Observatory, ON details
CMMN: Delta Marsh Bird Observatory, MB details
CMMN: Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch, NB details
CMMN: Haldimand Bird Observatory (Rock Point), ON details
CMMN: Haldimand Bird Observatory (Ruthven), ON details
ProgramJFMAMJJASOND
CMMN: Inglewood Bird Observatory, AB details
CMMN: Innis Point Bird Observatory, ON details
CMMN: Last Mountain Bird Observatory, SK details
CMMN: Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory, AB details
CMMN: Long Point Bird Observatory details
CMMN: Mackenzie Nature Observatory, BC details
CMMN: McGill Bird Observatory, QC details
CMMN: Pelee Island Bird Observatory, ON details
CMMN: Point Lepreau Bird Observatory, NB details
CMMN: Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory, ON details
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CMMN: Rocky Point Bird Observatory, BC details
CMMN: St. Andrew's Bird Banding Station, NB details
CMMN: Tadoussac Bird Observatory, QC details
CMMN: Tatlayoko Lake Bird Observatory, BC details
CMMN: Teslin Lake Bird Observatory, YK details
CMMN: Thunder Cape Bird Observatory, ON details
CMMN: Tommy Thompson Park Bird Research Station, ON details
CMMN: Vaseux Lake Bird Observatory, BC details
eBird Canada details
Great Backyard Bird Count details
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Great Canadian Birdathon details
Great Lakes Marsh Monitoring details
Manitoba Breeding Bird Atlas details
Manitoba Nocturnal Owl Survey details
Maritimes Breeding Bird Atlas details
Maritimes Marsh Monitoring Program details
Maritimes SwiftWatch details
National Nocturnal Owl Surveys details
Nova Scotia Piping Plover Conservation Program details
Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas details
ProgramJFMAMJJASOND
Ontario Nocturnal Owl Survey details
Ontario SwiftWatch details
Prairie Marsh Monitoring details
Project FeederWatch details
Project NestWatch details
Québec Beached Birds Survey details
Québec Breeding Bird Atlas details
Québec Marsh Monitoring details
Québec Nocturnal Owl Surveys details
Species at Risk details
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Species at Risk details
Species at Risk details
Swift and Swallows details
Toronto Urban Bird Program details
Vancouver Urban Bird Program details

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