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Winter 2019

23 February 2019. Brantford, ON. Take in a free day of presentations on environmental and conservation issues at the Brant Eco Conference. While you’re there, stop and meet Bird Studies Canada’s Ian Fife (Ontario Forest Birds at Risk Program Coordinator) at our display.

15-18 February 2019. Mark your calendars for the next Great Backyard Bird Count! This annual four-day event engages birdwatchers of all ages around the world in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are.

12 February 2019. Brantford, ON. Learn about “Best Management Practices for two Old-growth Forest Birds at Risk in Southern Ontario” in a talk by Bird Studies Canada’s Ian Fife. The presentation is part of the Brant Woodlot Owners’ Association’s AGM and Speaker’s Night, which is open to the public.

2 February 2019. Surrey, BC. In celebration of World Wetlands Day, attend a keynote presentation by Dr. Sean Boyd from Environment and Climate Change Canada and a walking tour of one of the newest proposed parks (Nicomekl Riverfront Park) within the Fraser River Estuary Important Bird and Biodiversity Area.

14 December 2018 – 5 January 2019. The Christmas Bird Count is happening now! Thank you to all who have already participated in this valuable Citizen Science project. Check our map to see if a count is coming up in your area.

1 December 2018 – 31 January 2019. Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CB4Kids) events are hosted in communities across Canada. Find an event near you by visiting the CBC4Kids map! If you are interested in coordinating an event in your region, visit the CBC4Kids website to learn more.

Fall 2018

27 November 2018. Mississauga, ON. Join Dr. Doug Tozer, Bird Studies Canada Ontario Program Scientist, for a talk entitled “Lake Erie: what do the birds tell us?” at the Riverwood Conservancy.

10 November 2018. Cochrane, AB. Take part in the 2018 Wilderness Wildlife and Human Interaction Educational Symposium, including a talk by Bird Studies Canada’s Jody Allair on the ecological and economic impacts of birdwatching. Tickets are $40.

9 November 2018. Simcoe, ON. Researchers, agencies, students, and members of the public are invited to the Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Research Conference. Be sure to connect with Bird Studies Canada staff while you’re there – Ian Fife and Dr. Doug Tozer are giving presentations and Andrew Couturier is moderating one of the sessions. Registration required.

8 November 2018. Guelph, ON. Join Dr. Doug Tozer, Bird Studies Canada Ontario Program Scientist, for a talk entitled “Lake Erie: what do the birds tell us?” – part of Nature Guelph’s Speaker Series.

15 October 2018. Toronto, ON. Andrea Gress, Bird Studies Canada’s Ontario Piping Plover Conservation Program Coordinator, will present “Piping Plover Conservation in Ontario: The strategies, challenges, and what the future holds” at a meeting of the Toronto Ornithological Club.

10 October 2018. Canadian non-profits and charities active or interested in stewardship of Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) are welcome to participate in an information session on a small grants program (The IBA Public Engagement Fund). Join the session, hosted by Nature Canada, by visiting this link at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

28-29 September 2018. Leamington, ON. If you are at the Ontario Field Ornithologists’ Convention this weekend, be sure to connect with Kathy Jones (our Ontario Volunteer Coordinator) at the Bird Studies Canada booth.

28 September 2018. Riverton Sandy Bar IBA, MB. Join volunteers with the Manitoba Bird and Biodiversity Area Program for a weed pull event to make space for Piping Plovers.

Summer 2018

19-26 August 2018. Vancouver, BC. Experience, explore, and celebrate birds at the first-ever Vancouver International Bird Festival.

18 August 2018. Grand Pré, NS. Enjoy an evening of free sunset yoga and shorebird viewing at Evangeline beach, hosted by Bird Studies Canada’s Space to Roost program.

15 July 2018. Alonsa, MB. Help monitor a species at risk at a Red-headed Woodpecker Blitz led by the Manitoba Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas Program.

11 July 2018. If you’re interested in estuaries and potential solutions for their conservation, we invite you to sign up for a free webinar co-hosted by Our Living Waters, Nature Canada, and Bird Studies Canada.

Spring 2018

1 June 2018. Bathurst, NB. Bird Studies Canada’s Maritimes SwiftWatch team will be at the Festival of Nature, hosted by Nature NB. Don’t miss our Chimney Swift outing at dusk!

26 May 2018. North Vancouver, BC. Discover research on the fascinating Long-billed Curlew at a talk presented by Bird Studies Canada’s Dr. David Bradley – part of a special event hosted by Wild Birds Unlimited at Maplewood Flats Conservation Area.

26 May 2018. St. Williams, ON. Join Dr. Doug Tozer, Ontario Program Scientist at Bird Studies Canada, as he leads a morning bird walk at Long Point Basin Land Trust’s Al (Pic) and Pat Robinson Nature Reserve.

12-27 May 2018. Toronto, ON. Join Bird Studies Canada and a host of partners for the 2018 Toronto Bird Celebration! Fantastic events are lined up across the city to help you make the most of spring migration.

12 May 2018. World Migratory Bird Day is being celebrated across Canada and around the world! Visit the website to find events or promote your Bird Day event.

12 May 2018. Port Rowan, ON. Learn to bird at a free workshop led by Bird Studies Canada’s Jody Allair in celebration of World Migratory Bird Day. Please register by contacting Jody at 1-888-448-2473 ext. 117 or – space is limited.

12 May 2018. Vancouver, BC. Bird Studies Canada’s James Casey will speak about conservation of the Fraser River Estuary Important Bird and Biodiversity Area as part of the BC Nature Conference and Annual General Meeting.

5-6 May 2018. Point Pelee National Park, ON. Enjoy free “Learn to Bird” workshops and birding hikes with Bird Studies Canada’s Jody Allair as part of the park’s Festival of Birds.

1 May 2018. Explore volunteer opportunities at Ontario’s Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas and meet two dedicated IBA Caretakers during a free webinar hosted by Bird Studies Canada’s Amanda Bichel.

30 April 2018. This is the last day to submit an application for the 2018 Young Ornithologists’ Workshop at Long Point Bird Observatory!

29 April 2018. Vancouver, BC. Join Bird Studies Canada to learn about the birds of Trout Lake and participate in the City Nature Challenge. This free, family-friendly event will include an introduction on how to identify birds and use binoculars, followed by a guided walk.

24 April 2018. Winnipeg, MB. Find out how you can get involved in Citizen Science at a special “Year of the Bird” presentation by Bird Studies Canada’s Dr. Christian Artuso.

21 April 2018. Are you a participant in the Great Lakes Marsh Monitoring Program? Get in-depth instruction on how to survey marsh birds and fill out the bird survey forms during this webinar, starting at 7 p.m.

13 April 2018. This is the final count day of the 2017-18 Project FeederWatch season! Join us again next season, starting November 10, 2018.

6 April 2018. Vancouver, BC. BC Program Manager Dr. David Bradley and Ph.D. candidate Ana Gonzales will co-present “Birds of Colombia” at a meeting of Nature Vancouver at 7:30 p.m. Discover Colombia’s incredible avian diversity and the geological factors that have made it the most species-rich country on Earth.

27 March 2018. Active participants in the American Woodcock Singing Ground Survey are invited to take part in a training webinar at 7 p.m. This is a great opportunity to learn or to refresh your knowledge, and to interact with Bird Studies Canada staff.

The official start of the Vancouver International Bird Festival may be not be until August, but bird activities are already heating up the region. Check the events calendar to see what’s on in March and April.

Important dates related to the 2018 International Ornithological Congress are coming up soon. The deadline to submit an abstract is March 29, and discounted early bird registration rates are only available until April 3. Don’t miss out!

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