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Response to Proposed Hunting Season for Cormorants in Ontario

12 December 2018 – Bird Studies Canada is deeply concerned by the proposal to establish a hunting season for the Double-crested Cormorant in Ontario through amendment to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act and supporting regulations. As a science-based conservation organization, with decades of experience monitoring bird populations, we believe that the proposed changes pose significant harm to a native Ontario wildlife species, have the potential to negatively impact other wildlife species and habitats, and also lack scientific rationale or justification.

Explore Waterbird Hotspots in BC with New Maps

20 November 2018 – Our team at Bird Studies Canada has just updated the British Columbia Coastal Waterbird hotspot maps. The maps now depict waterbird abundance and densities during winter, spring, and fall, based on data collected from 1999-2016.


Help us Raise $10,000 for the Long-billed Curlew and Other Birds at Risk

20 November 2018 – Giving Tuesday is a growing global movement that celebrates the spirit of giving. We hope you’ll join in this year on Tuesday, November 27th. Show your love for birds and help us meet our goal of raising $10,000 for bird research and conservation!

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Piping Plovers Saw Many Successes, Some Challenges in 2018

19 November 2018 – For species at risk, there’s often good and not-so-good news to report when it comes to the status of species recovery. This held true for endangered Piping Plovers in Ontario, Nova Scotia, and southeastern New Brunswick in 2018.


Ramsar Conference Leads to Positive Steps for Coastal Wetlands and Fraser Delta

19 November 2018 – Bird Studies Canada’s collaborative work to find a conservation solution to habitat loss in the Fraser River Estuary Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) in Danger recently took Pete Davidson (supported remotely by James Casey) to Dubai, as part of the BirdLife International delegation to the 13th Conference of Parties to the Ramsar Convention.

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Holiday Gifts that Support Bird Conservation

16 November 2018 – The holiday season is just around the corner! Give your favourite bird lovers the opportunity to learn more about, celebrate, and conserve birds with these gift ideas.

Possibilities for Wildlife Tracking with Motus are Expanding, Thanks to CANARIE

16 November 2018 – Bird Studies Canada is proud to announce that our Motus Wildlife Tracking System was one of 20 projects across Canada to recently receive funding from CANARIE’s Research Software Program.


Students Help Remove 120 lbs. of Garbage from Shorebird Habitat

8 November 2018 – On a sunny day in October, 47 students and 4 teachers from Ecole Calixte F. Savoie in Saint-Anne de Kent, NB got some hands-on experience in helping and learning about nature. They joined Denise Maillet of Bird Studies Canada, as well as Denise Roy and Jennifer White of the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), to clean up a section along Cap Lumiere beach.

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