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Scientists Heading to Prairie Conservation Conference

12 February 2019 – A team of Bird Studies Canada staff will soon be heading to the 12th Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference in Winnipeg, MB from February 19-21. The theme of the conference is "Working Landscapes,” and participants will be exploring intersections between conservation and agriculture.

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Christmas Bird Count Photo Contest Winners

11 February 2019 – Thank-you to those of you who participated in our Christmas Bird Count and CBC4Kids photo contest! It’s been a pleasure to receive your submissions from across Canada. We are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s random prize draw!

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Be Inspired by Last Year’s Story Contest Winners

6 February 2019 – Our favourite entries in last year's Great Backyard Bird Count Story Contest were so delightful, we wanted to read them again! We hope they inspire you to participate in the 2019 Great Backyard Bird Count and submit your own story.


Fly with us to be Champions of the Flyway

28 January 2019 – Once in a while, we are invited to apply our skills and passion in a different realm. This is the spirit of unity that connects the world’s largest alliance for nature, BirdLife International. In March, Bird Studies Canada’s “Team Canucks” will proudly represent Canada for the first time ever at the biggest, friendliest birding race for conservation on Earth – Champions of the Flyway!


Join Us for the Next Great Backyard Bird Count!

24 January 2019 – Are you interested in helping birds? Get involved in the 22nd Annual Great Backyard Bird Count, running from February 15-18, 2019.


How You can Help Wetlands

24 January 2019 – February 2nd is World Wetlands Day! This awareness day commemorates the 1971 adoption of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. It’s also 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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Your Christmas Bird Count Highlights

24 January 2019 – The 119th Christmas Bird Count (CBC) season officially ended on 5 January 2019. Results are still coming in, but some highlights reported so far include a Western Kingbird seen during the Long Point count (a first for Ontario CBCs!) and surges in Eurasian Collared-Doves in the west (and even an appearance in Hamilton, ON).

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Baillie Fund Helps Recruit Local Champions for Birds

23 January 2019 – Nestled between the imposing boreal forest and ridges of Riding Mountain National Park and the shores of Lake Manitoba are three relatively unknown Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs). Thanks to support from Bird Studies Canada’s Baillie Fund – including donations collected by the Great Canadian Birdathon’s dedicated participants – the Manitoba IBA Program received a grant in 2018 to deliver outreach in these IBAs.

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