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Hudsonian Godwits Photo: Yousif Attia

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Rose-breasted Grosbeak Photo: Missy Mandel

Your Voice for Birds

Canada Warbler Photo: Nick Saunders

You, Birds, and COVID-19

 

Birds Canada is re-opening some staff-led and volunteer Citizen Science surveys and field work. Read our post: Update on our Science and Conservation Programs.

You, Birds, and COVID-19

 

Frequently Asked Questions as to why our decisions were made, what they mean, and how we plan to react moving forward.

You, Birds, and COVID-19

 

The Long Point Bird Observatory and Birds Canada Headquarters in Port Rowan, ON are closed. Trails are open.

You, Birds, and COVID-19

 

How Birds Canada is responding and ways you can help.

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This stocky Buteo is easiest to spot during migration, when it forms spectacular “kettles” – swirling masses of soaring birds. + “Your Bird Moment”

(Photo: Nick Saunders)
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The Yellow Warbler’s song is easy to remember. It sounds like it’s saying “sweet, sweet, sweet, I’m so sweet” – which is very fitting! + “YOUR BIRD MOMENT”

(Photo: May Haga)
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The Bonaparte’s Gull is the only gull to build a stick nest in a tree, usually a conifer. It also tends not to gorge on garbage or carrion, feeding on insects, fish, crustaceans, and molluscs instead. + “Your Bird Moment”

(Photo: Nick Saunders)
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As one of the largest, fastest, and most nimble eagles in North America, this raptor is able to target much larger prey than others. + “Your Bird Moment”

Photo: Ron Ridout
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Black-footed Albatross is the most regularly seen of the three albatross that occur off the Pacific coast of Canada. + “Your Bird Moment”

Photo: Melissa Hafting
Least Flycatcher, Saskatchewan
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The Least Flycatcher’s fiery attitude is well-concealed beneath a bland exterior. Birders sigh in frustration over the drab plumage that makes it nearly indistinguishable from other closely-related species. + “Your Bird Moment”

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Common Redpolls are small, acrobatic, and lively finches found in the northern boreal region during the summer. + “Your Bird Moment”

(Photo: Nick Saunders)
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Despite its name, the Philadelphia Vireo is seldom seen in Philadelphia. The oldest recorded Philadelphia Vireo was at least 8 years and 10 months old when found in Guatemala in 1970. It had been banded in Ontario in 1962. + “Your Bird Moment”

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Canada Jays survive without fresh food for long periods by storing food at all times of year in thousands of widely-scattered caches throughout their territories. + “Your Bird Moment”

(Photo: Nick Saunders)
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The Evening Grosbeak might be one of the most misunderstood birds in North America. Even its name – meant to suggest that it sings only in the evening – is based on a misconception. + “Your Bird Moment”

(Photo: May Haga)
Horned Grebe
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Grebes have lobed (rather than webbed) feet – a feature that sets them apart from ducks and geese. Grebes’ feet are also set toward the back of their body, which is an adaptation for steering while diving.  + “Your Bird Moment”

Photo: Ron Ridout

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