Birds Canada is our countrys 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.
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.
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.
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21 February 2020 – It’s time to start planning ahead for the summer! If you’re a teenager looking for ornithological adventure (or you know one), there are a number of amazing opportunities that you may want to explore.
20 February 2020 – The Winter 2020 issue of BirdWatch Canada (no. 90) underscores our resolve to tackle the challenges that bird populations face today, and highlights examples of how your support is helping birds right now.
31 January 2020 – The 33rd “Scientifique de l’année de Radio-Canada”(Radio-Canada’s Scientist of the Year) award will go to the four co-authors of The Second Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Southern Québec.
27 January 2020 – By counting birds, we can create a clearer picture of bird populations and their health around the world. Get involved in the 23rd Annual Great Backyard Bird Count, February 14-17, 2020.
24 January 2020 – Each year, the global extinction risk to all bird species is assessed by BirdLife International, the official Red List Authority for birds for The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The 2019 update was released in December 2019.