Enjoying poinsettias

Poinsettias are ubiquitous at this time of year. Poinsettias are easy to care for and come in a variety of colours from vivid scarlet to creamy ivory and every shade in between. Continue reading Enjoying poinsettias at Garden Making.

OBA Online Silent Auction

Every year at the Annual General Meeting, a silent auction is held to raise money for the OBA Tech-Transfer Program. Generous donations are provided by members, suppliers, advertisers, community partners and more! This year the Auction is online and accessible through the OBA Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=471022232933063&set=a.3415227… Don’t have a Facebook account? Perhaps your kids do!…

A Fond Farewell to Our President Steven Price

Birds Canada’s President, Steven Price, will be retiring in May 2021.  Steven has led the organization since 2014 and helped us grow into the organization we need to be for birds and bird lovers in the years to come.  His passion for the blend of conservation science, volunteer bird monitoring, and outreach to our supporters…

Citizen Scientists “Rock” the First Year of the Newfoundland Atlas

By Dr. Catherine Dale (Newfoundland Breeder Bird Atlas Coordinator) and Jenna McDermott (Assistant Atlas Coordinator), Birds Canada Newfoundland Landscape Photo: Catherine Dale Breeding Bird Atlases are projects that involve documenting breeding birds across a given region. Launching a new breeding bird atlas is always a challenge – but particularly so in the midst of a…

Birds Canada Winter Birds Photo Contest

Regardless of what is happening in our human-world, birds are still outside doing their thing, and winter is a great time to look for and photograph them. Not all our regularly occurring Citizen Science programs are going ahead this winter, but if you do end up participating, please remember to prioritize your safety and that…

What is a Gardener If They Can’t Garden?

As I lay here writing this on my phone from bed, just shy of 3 months on into this deep dive away from health that my body has taken, again, I’ve been thinking about what it means to be a gardener when you can’t work the garden. I’ve been asking myself, “Can I even call…

Bee Biosecurity Workshop – ONLINE

Hosted by OSCIA through CAP (Canadian Agricultural Partnership) funding, beekeepers are invited to attend this free Bee Biosecurity Workshop to learn more about on-farm biosecurity best management practices and key areas of your farm to evaluate when developing a biosecurity plan as well as potential cost-share opportunities. Taking a workshop is a first step in…

President – Birds Canada

POSITION:  President LOCATION:  Port Rowan, Ontario or mutually agreed location              POSITION DETAILS:  Full Time, Permanent WEBSITE:  birdscanada.org REPORTS TO:  Board of Directors DIRECT REPORTS:  VP Finance & Administration/CFO, VP Conservation & Science, VP Public Support, Executive Assistant to the President                                    THE ORGANIZATION Birds Canada is the leading authority on birds in Canada.  As…

Holiday Gifts

With the holiday season coming up quickly, our team at Birds Canada wanted to share some gift ideas that will have a lasting impact for birds. Bird-Inspired Yarn For those who enjoy crafts as much as they enjoy birds, bird-themed yarn could be just the thing. At Songbird Yarn and Fibres, you will find playful…

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