The Summer 2020 issue of BirdWatch Canada (no. 92) celebrates the birds of Newfoundland, as well as volunteers like you who are making valuable contributions to bird research through breeding bird atlases, the Christmas Bird Count, and more!+
In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 has been a productive year so far for volunteers with the Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas.+
If you enjoy keeping up with new discoveries in the world of bird research, don’t miss the latest issue (Volume 15, Issue 1) of Avian Conservation and Ecology.+
Beaches may have been closed to the public for much of the summer, but that didn’t stop Piping Plovers from returning! +
If you’re a regular reader of the Birds Canada blog or BirdWatch Canada magazine, you may recall my stories of studying Leach’s Storm-Petrels in Newfoundland the past several years.+
We know how passionate our readers are about helping birds, so we created this list of specific examples that you can try right now, this summer. If you’re spending more time than usual at home this year, maybe it’s the perfect time to take on a new project!+
How many times does a Swainson’s Thrush sing in one day? I decided to find out.
COVID-19 kept me at home this year in the springtime so I was able to enjoy the birds in my own backyard on Salt Spring Island, BC. On May 9 I first heard the “whit” calls of a Swainson's Thrush, Catharus ustulatus. The next day he tried out a few songs, then went quiet until May 17. +
Remembering George Kelday Peck (1925-2020)
We are saddened to learn that George Peck passed away recently. George was a distinguished ornithologist in Ontario for over 50 years.+
Changes to Migratory Bird Treaty Act would hurt birds: Speaking up from north of the border
Birds Canada has added its voice to the call for the U.S. government not to strip away critical protections in the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. +
The Esquimalt Lagoon Migratory Bird Sanctuary (MBS) was established in 1931 because the shallow, tidal lagoon waters support large numbers of wintering waterfowl.+
Birds Canada is re-opening some staff-led and volunteer Citizen Science surveys and field work. Read our post: Update on our Science and Conservation Programs.
You, Birds, and COVID-19
Frequently Asked Questions as to why our decisions were made, what they mean, and how we plan to react moving forward.
The Long Point Bird Observatory and Birds Canada Headquarters in Port Rowan, ON are closed. Trails are open.
How Birds Canada is responding and ways you can help.
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