Birds Canada is our country’s leading science-based bird conservation organization. Our mission is to conserve wild birds of Canada through sound science, on-the-ground actions, innovative partnerships, public engagement, and science-based advocacy.
Watching birds is more popular than ever! Tens of thousands of Canadians share their energy, skill, and bird observations through Birds Canada's bird surveys. These "Citizen Scientists" provide a tremendous service by volunteering their time to track the health of bird populations.
Using data from our targeted research initiatives and Citizen Science programs, and in collaboration with conservation partners, our scientists monitor bird population trends, investigate declines, and recommend actions to protect the health of ecosystems we all depend on.
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Research & Conservation Programs
Our Conservation Networks
Long Point Programs
Our educational programs combine bird research, Citizen Science, mentoring opportunities, school programs, public events, and workshops to provide engaging experiences that foster awareness, appreciation, and stewardship of birds and nature.
Long Point Programs
Christmas Bird Count for Kids
Urban Bird Programs
You can play an important role in conserving Canada's wild birds! Birds Canada supporters provide charitable donations as well as making valuable Citizen Science contributions. Our nationwide programs are focused on the highest-priority conservation needs for birds.
Support Birds Canada
Make a difference and support our research and conservation work.
Join Birds Canada
Become a member and participate in any of our Citizen Science programs for free.
Great Canadian Birdathon
Engaging learning opportunities inspire public appreciation of birds and conservation
Throughout the country, Bird Studies Canada offers educational and Citizen Science opportunities aimed at inspiring and enhancing appreciation of birds and nature, and increasing awareness of the importance of science and conservation.
We lead a range of activities, from training sessions, workshops, and curriculum-linked school programs to public outreach and stewardship events.
We look forward to exploring the amazing world of bird research and Citizen Science with you!