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Three Billion Birds Have Disappeared, But We Can Bring Them Back

20 September 2019 – If you remember there being a lot more birds in your area in your childhood than there are now, you’re not imagining things. Results of a comprehensive study published in the journal Science indicated that there are nearly three billion fewer birds populating North America’s landscapes than there were in 1970.

In Memory – Graeme Gibson

20 September 2019 – I always looked forward so much to spending time with Graeme, since I first met him the 1980s to work together on bird science and conservation in Cuba. In addition to being a renowned author, Graeme was a bird enthusiast and supporter of Bird Studies Canada and our global BirdLife International network.

Neonics Harm the Birds AND the Bees

12 September 2019 – Results of a new study just published in the journal Science indicate that widespread use of a neonicotinoid insecticide could be contributing to steep declines in songbird populations.


Bicknell’s Thrush, State of Canada’s Birds Were Focal Points at Recent Meeting

10 September 2019 – Six Bird Studies Canada staff recently attended the 37th Meeting of the Society of Canadian Ornithologists in Québec City. They greatly enjoyed connecting with fellow researchers and having the opportunity to share their work.

How do Recent Changes in Lake Erie Affect Birds?

27 August 2019 – Recently we are hearing about harmful algal blooms, botulism, invasive species, climate change impacts, and other issues. You may be wondering why this is and what it means for birds.


Building Support for Newfoundland’s First Breeding Bird Atlas

23 August 2019 – Bird Studies Canada has begun a pilot project to assess the feasibility of developing the First Breeding Bird Atlas of Newfoundland.

Thanks for Sharing Your Favourite Birding Spots

23 August 2019 – We invited you to tell us about favourite birding spots on Instagram, and your contributions made for fascinating reading! From July 15 – August 15, more than 60 of you chimed in with your special places as part of Bird Studies Canada’s “Best Places to Bird in Canada” contest sponsored by Greystone Books.

Atlas Effort Building Community in Saskatchewan

23 August 2019 – The hardworking staff and volunteers involved in the Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas are wrapping up the project’s third out of five field seasons. Since the Atlas began, 226 people have contributed over 14,000 checklists, reporting observations of 268 bird species breeding in the province! (Photo: Jacqueline Roy)


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