Explore Birds Canada
Project WoodlandWatch allows woodlot owners to enter their bird observations and has many advantages for both the woodlot owners and for bird conservation. A new poster series will aid landowners in identifying common forest species.
Transform your garden or yard into a beautiful outdoor space that you can enjoy, while also re-creating habitat for birds. Our Gardening for Birds website (birdgardens.ca), video series, and resources will give you a head start on welcoming more birds to your place!
During the month of May, people have been celebrating birds in the urban jungles of Toronto, Vancouver, and – thanks to online event platforms – beyond. You still have time to join in!
Each year, we have the pleasure of hearing from some of you about your Great Canadian Birdathon experiences. This year Mike McMillan of Simcoe, ON, shared how and why he’s been participating for 19 years!
While the second season is underway for the third Breeding Bird Atlas project for Ontario, the province’s second atlas (2001-2005) has hit an important landmark. The entire “Atlas of Breeding Birds of Ontario, 2001-2005” is now available digitally on the Atlas website.
The Fraser River Delta provides critically important habitat for shorebirds, including Dunlin. Birds Canada is tracking the movements of Dunlin to better understand how they use different parts of the Delta and understand the connections among those sites.
As we learn more about the spread of Avian Influenza, provincial and territorial governments may issue additional guidance on bird feeding. Watch for information from your provincial/territorial government.
You’re invited to explore the world of birds during these upcoming celebrations! This year’s celebrations offer an exciting mix of online and in-person events in Toronto and Vancouver, most free to attend.
Each winter, volunteer participants with Project FeederWatch count the birds outside their window and submit their data to help monitor and increase our understanding of bird populations. This past season, there were over 5000 participants in Canada!
We are looking for fit and skilled volunteers. Survey volunteers will hike to specific waterfalls to collect data on Black Swifts and their nests (if present), and on the site habitat and threats.
Birds Canada is a non-profit, charitable organization built on the enthusiastic contributions of thousands of caring members and volunteer Citizen Scientists.
Our mission is to drive action to increase the understanding, appreciation, and conservation of birds in Canada.
You, Birds, and COVID-19
Our offices are progressively re-opening for staff and pre-authorized visitors. A vaccine mandate is in effect and public health guidelines are being strictly followed.
“Project FeederWatch makes birdwatching at home so interesting it’s hard to tear ourselves away from the window! What a wonderful project!”