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September Training Workshop and New Volunteers Needed for Coastal Surveys in British Columbia

4 September 2018 – On September 9th, Bird Studies Canada will celebrate the start of the 20th season of our British Columbia Coastal Waterbird Survey. This long-term Citizen Science monitoring program involves counting ducks, loons, grebes, gulls, and other waterbirds on the second Sunday of each month throughout the winter.


Supporting Habitat Conservation for Grassland Species in Manitoba

13 August 2018 – Bird Studies Canada has just completed another summer of surveys for grassland species at risk on private cattle ranches and provincial community pastures in Manitoba. We recorded over 500 sightings of species at risk, including Ferruginous Hawk, Loggerhead Shrike, Sprague’s Pipit, Chestnut-collared Longspur, Baird’s Sparrow, and Bobolink.


New Book Showcases Nunavut’s Remarkable Birds

13 August 2018 – Thanks to a new publication supported in part by Bird Studies Canada, the world can discover some of Canada’s most fascinating bird species. Birds of Nunavut, edited by James M. Richards and Anthony J. Gaston and published by UBC Press, is the first complete survey of every species of bird known to occur in the territory of Nunavut.

The Vancouver International Bird Festival is on from August 19-26!

10 August 2018 – It’s finally here! The first-ever Vancouver International Bird Festival kicks off August 19. If you’re in the area, come out and celebrate birds through art, poetry, comedy, roundtable discussions, talks, birding events, and more. There will be something for bird nerds and bird newbies of all ages.


Researchers Working Together on a Leach’s Storm-Petrel Puzzle

10 August 2018 – June is a special month for me, marking two important things. First is my daughter’s birthday. Then – immediately following – is my annual trip to Baccalieu Island, Newfoundland, where I study the declining Leach’s Storm-Petrel with my friend and colleague Dr. April Hedd.


Talking About Birds, Amongst the Fish

10 August 2018 – As a bird lover, I’m sure friends have often approached you with questions about these fascinating animals. “What kind of bird is this? Where can I see them? Why do they do what they do?” This summer, I have been stationed inside the Vancouver Aquarium to help answer these burning questions and many others – part of my work as a summer student with Bird Studies Canada.

Meet Bird Studies Canada Staff at the International Ornithological Congress

3 August 2018 – If you will be at the International Ornithological Congress in Vancouver this August, come meet our staff at the Bird Studies Canada booth! Our team has a diverse range of experience and interests, and represents a wide cross-section of our work. Who would you like to have a conversation with? Check out the bios and booth schedule and plan your booth visit during the Bird Expo!

A Special “Canada Evening” for International Ornithological Congress Delegates!

18 July 2018 – Will you be attending the 27th International Ornithological Congress in Vancouver? Don’t miss Canada Evening on Tuesday, August 21. Enjoy music, art, photography, and remarks from renowned Canadian authors and conservationists Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson. Canada Evening is presented with the generous support of event sponsors and friends, including the Nature Conservancy of Canada as platinum sponsor.

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