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Volunteer Programs

Whether you are a burgeoning naturalist or an experienced birdwatcher, there are a number of programs that you can join, whereever you are in Canada. These programs are coordinated by Bird Studies Canada or one of its many partners. To find a program, browse the list below, or narrow your search by region, time of year or difficulty level (easy = no or little experience required, intermediate = some experience required with the species targeted by the program, advanced = must be able to recognized most birds by sight and sound).

Region: Month: Difficulty:

American Woodcock Survey details
Breeding Bird Survey details
Canadian Lakes Loon Survey details
Canadian Migration Monitoring Network details
Christmas Bird Count details
CMMN: Bruce Peninsula Bird Observatory, ON details
CMMN: Haldimand Bird Observatory (Rock Point), ON details
CMMN: Haldimand Bird Observatory (Ruthven), ON details
CMMN: Innis Point Bird Observatory, ON details
CMMN: Long Point Bird Observatory details
CMMN: Pelee Island Bird Observatory, ON details
CMMN: Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory, ON details
CMMN: Thunder Cape Bird Observatory, ON details
CMMN: Tommy Thompson Park Bird Research Station, ON details
eBird Canada details
Great Backyard Bird Count details
Great Canadian Birdathon details
Great Lakes Marsh Monitoring details
National Nocturnal Owl Surveys details
Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas details
Ontario Nocturnal Owl Survey details
Ontario SwiftWatch details
Project FeederWatch details
Project NestWatch details
Species at Risk details
Swift and Swallows details
Toronto Urban Bird Program details

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