Bird Studies Canada is our country’s leading science-based bird conservation organization. Our mission is to conserve wild birds of Canada through sound science, on-the-ground actions, innovative partnerships, public engagement, and science-based advocacy.
Watching birds is more popular than ever! Tens of thousands of Canadians share their energy, skill, and bird observations through Bird Studies Canada's bird surveys. These "Citizen Scientists" provide a tremendous service by volunteering their time to track the health of bird populations.
Using data from our targeted research initiatives and Citizen Science programs, and in collaboration with conservation partners, our scientists monitor bird population trends, investigate declines, and recommend actions to protect the health of ecosystems we all depend on.
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Research & Conservation Programs
Our Conservation Networks
Long Point Programs
Our educational programs combine bird research, Citizen Science, mentoring opportunities, school programs, public events, and workshops to provide engaging experiences that foster awareness, appreciation, and stewardship of birds and nature.
Long Point Programs
Christmas Bird Count for Kids
Urban Bird Programs
You can play an important role in conserving Canada's wild birds! Bird Studies Canada supporters provide charitable donations as well as making valuable Citizen Science contributions. Our nationwide programs are focused on the highest-priority conservation needs for birds.
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Spring 2019, Number 87
On the Watch
Citizen Scientists Paint a Fresh Portrait of Québec's Bird Populations
Missing: More Than 3 Million Leach's Storm-Petrels
James L. Baillie Memorial Fund
Champions of the Flyway
Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas
Species in Focus: Philadelphia Vireo
Volunteer Spotlight: Mabel McIntosh and Bob Barnhurst