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Putting a Bow on This Season’s Christmas Bird Count for Kids

22 January 2018 – A successful 2017-18 Christmas Bird Count for Kids season has wrapped up in Canada. Fifty-eight events across the country gathered young birders to identify and count winter birds in their cities, parks, forests, prairies, wetlands, and coastal areas. An impressive 142 species were reported!

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Counting Down to the 2018 Great Backyard Bird Count

19 January 2018 – Show how much you care about birds by participating in the 21st annual Great Backyard Bird Count! Simply count birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more of the count days (February 16-19, 2018) and report your sightings online.

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Another Christmas Bird Count for the Books – Thank You!

19 January 2018 – Bird Studies Canada thanks all the participants who have once again made the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) a huge success. From December 14, 2017 to January 5, 2018, thousands of birders and outdoor enthusiasts counted millions of winter birds across the continent.

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Let Birds Enliven Your Winter

19 January 2018 – As the New Year began, I came across this tweet from Cool Green Science (@nature_brains): “Attention new birders: I have news for you. Winter is not the off-season.”

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The Bird Studies Canada GBBC Story Contest

19 January 2018 – We at Bird Studies Canada want to hear your most exciting, inspiring, funny, or heartwarming story about the Great Backyard Bird Count!

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Give Back to Canada’s Wetlands

19 January 2018 – World Wetlands Day is observed every February 2 in commemoration of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. It’s the perfect time to reflect on the global importance of these ecosystems, and to renew our commitment to protecting wetlands in Canada.

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Red Alert for Iconic Canadian Birds

13 December 2017 – The IUCN Red List is the official word on the extinction risk to all species worldwide. It is updated annually. The 2017 list, just out, features three iconic Canadian species: Chestnut-collared Longspur, Snowy Owl, and Black-legged Kittiwake.

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First-season Results Come Alive in Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas Maps

8 December 2017 – With great pleasure, the Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas team announces the online release of the first atlas maps. These maps were created with information collected during the first field season (2017) of this five-year atlas project.

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