Birds

Birds are a pleasure to watch. Songbirds are a joy to listen. They also pollinate. “The canary in the mine” is a long used metaphor for early warning. Some believe that bird health, population and migration patterns are an early warning to our developing climate crisis. “What’s the next thing can we learn about birds?” is a motivation for this page  

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Iona Island is a bird oasis – Let’s keep it that way

By James Casey, Fraser Estuary Specialist, BC Program, Birds Canada   A sewage treatment plant might seem an odd place to take someone looking to connect to nature, but birders…

A year of birds: highlights from the 2021 Birdathon

Thank you so much to all the participants and donors who have so far supported the Great Canadian Birdathon® in 2021. The annual Birdathon unites Canada’s bird lovers in raising…

Why Climate COP26 matters to birds

By Pete Davidson, Senior Conservation Advisor, Birds Canada   The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change – the only forum where countries can make joint decisions on climate – is…

Director of Ontario Programs

Director of Ontario Programs, Birds Canada   Are you looking to channel your skills into meaningful, energizing work that will directly contribute to protecting our natural world? Birds Canada is…

Bird-friendly holiday giving guide

With the holiday season coming up quickly, our team at Birds Canada wanted to share these gift ideas with you. Find something special for your loved ones AND make a…

A new guide to support action on climate change and biodiversity loss in the Prairies

By Ian Cook, Grassland Conservation Manager, Birds Canada   A new guide has been released to support cattle producers and landowners in the Prairies in taking action against climate change…

Can you help? Volunteers needed to survey birds along the British Columbia coast

By Dr. Rémi Torrenta, BC Projects Coordinator, Birds Canada   Birds Canada is currently seeking new volunteers for our BC Coastal Waterbird Survey and BC Beached Bird Survey. Please take…

Notes From a Northwestern Ontario Backyard – October 2021

Hello from my backyard! It’s been quite a long time since I posted from here (since March ’21!) … sorry about that. I wasn’t feeding the birds much this past…

A community investment program can’t replace our natural wonders

By James Casey, Fraser Estuary Specialist, BC Program, Birds Canada   Last week, the Port of Vancouver offered to set up a six million-dollar community fund for residents in  the…

Live Bird Cams from the Alberta Foothills

Barb Castell is a birder who lives on an acreage SW of Calgary, Alberta, near the community of Priddis. The location is in the foothills, a transition zone between the…

How is the oil spill off California affecting birds?

By Pete Davidson, Senior Conservation Advisor, Birds Canada   With the weekend’s news of the latest oil spill along the California coast, our first thoughts and concerns are for the…

Watch birds out your window and be part of scientific research!

Common Redpolls Photo: Stéphane Giguère, Québec By Kerrie Wilcox, Manager, Project FeederWatch   Did you know that you can connect to nature, learn about backyard birds, and contribute to important…

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