The following chart lists all of our programs that you can get involved in 
as well as the approximate minimum degree of experience and time-commitment that is required for each.


Participants count birds at their feeders over a 2-day period every week from November to March. Count for as long or short a period as you like.

Beginner
11-50hrs/yr
Project FeederWatch


In late December through early January, groups of organized participants conduct one-day winter bird counts in circular areas, 24 kilometres in diameter.

Intermediate Christmas Bird Counts
11-50hrs/yr

A fun, family-friendly birdwatching event that promotes nature appreciation and environmental stewardship.
Beginner
11-50hrs/yr


Participants spend time observing loons at their favourite lake throughout the summer.

Beginner Canadian Lakes Loon Survey
1-10 hrs/yr


The Birdathon challenge is to identify as many bird species as possible in a 24-hour period, anytime in May. Participants are sponsored, raising money for bird research and conservation.

Beginner Baillie Birdathon
11-50hrs/yr


Participants volunteer at one of a series of migration monitoring stations established across Canada to gain hands on training in bird banding and censusing techniques.

Intermediate Canadian Migration Monitoring Network
50+ hrs/yr

Keep track of your bird sightings online and contribute to a continental database all at the same time.
Beginner
user's discretion

This free, North America-wide event takes place over four days every February, and anyone can take part. Participants create a real-time snapshot of where birds are across the continent.
Beginner
user's discretion


Through regionally-based programs, participants are assigned roadside routes to document owl calls during spring breeding.

Intermediate
1-10 hrs/yr


Anyone with a bird nesting in their yard or neighbourhood can help monitor nesting success. Participants check nesting progress and report observations online.

Beginner
1-10 hrs/yr


Maritimes     Québec    Ontario    Manitoba    British Columbia 
During the breeding season, volunteers spend time in their region gathering data on the breeding distribution and abundance of all birds they observe.

Intermediate
11-50hrs/yr


Great Lakes       Québec      Prairies
Participants are assigned routes in marshes to track the presence and abundance of marsh birds and amphibians.

Intermediate
11-50hrs/yr


Participants count waterbirds at designated coastal sites every month, with an emphasis on the period from September to April.

Intermediate
11-50hrs/yr


Atlantic Canada     Québec   British Columbia
Beach-goers walk a stretch of coastal beach once per month to record the numbers and condition of dead birds along the shoreline.

Beginner
11-50hrs/yr


Participants count birds during the breeding season on roadside routes in their region.

Advanced
11-50hrs/yr

Volunteer guardians play a lead role in the recovery of Piping Plovers by patrolling beaches and sharing information and plover-friendly tips with beach-goers.

 

Beginner

11-50hrs/yr


Volunteer participants survey routes in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia for Bicknell's Thrush and other species found at higher elevations.
 
Advanced
11-50hrs/yr

Atlantic Canada   Ontario
Volunteers observe and identify potential nesting and roosting sites.
Intermediate  
11-50hrs/yr

Volunteers conduct surveys for singing Whip-poor-wills throughout their Ontario range.
Intermediate  
11-50hrs/yr

Volunteers monitor Bank Swallow colonies and roosts gathering data on numbers and habitat.

 

Intermediate
11-50hrs/yr

Volunteers conduct surveys for displaying American Woodcocks throughout their Ontario range.


 

Intermediate
11-50hrs/yr



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