11 May 2019. Save the date for World Migratory Bird Day! We hope you will join us in celebrating bird migration at a Bird Day event near you. Bird Studies Canada and Nature Canada are partnering to get the word out and to share the theme of the year: “Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution.” If you are interested in hosting or are already planning an event, please email Teagan to access complimentary resources and have your event appear on the map at http://birdday.ca/.
30 April 2019. Don’t miss the deadline to apply for Long Point Bird Observatory’s Young Ornithologists’ Workshop – a great jumping-off point for scientists, field biologists, and naturalists in the making. This year’s workshop will be offered August 3-11, at Long Point, ON. Teenagers looking for ornithological adventure can learn more and apply here.
29-31 March 2019. Edmonton, AB. Join banders, biologists, students, and enthusiasts at the Western Canada Bird Banding Conference! Bird Studies Canada’s President, Steven Price, will be among the featured speakers. Online preregistration is open until March 1.
27 March 2019. Educators are invited to learn about connecting students to nature through ‘Bird-focused Citizen Science’ at a webinar hosted by Bird Studies Canada’s Liza Barney – part of the Green Teacher webinar series. Please register in advance.
26 March 2019. Bird lovers everywhere, unite! The 2019 edition of the world’s biggest and friendliest birding race for conservation – Champions of the Flyway – is coming up fast. We hope you will support our Team Canucks as they raise funds for Africa’s imperilled vultures and represent Canada at this global competition for the first time ever!
18 March – 3 May 2019. Want to improve your bird identification skills? Free workshops for a variety of skill levels are coming up in Saskatoon and Regina, SK. These are perfect opportunities for Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas volunteers to prepare for the field season. Visit the Atlas website for details and to register.
March 2019. The Great Lakes Marsh Monitoring Program needs trained volunteers north and south of the border! Attend a training session in Port Clinton, OH on March 2 or a presentation in Belleville, ON on March 4 to get started monitoring birds and frogs at your favourite wetland.
23 February 2019. Brantford, ON. Take in a free day of presentations on environmental and conservation issues at the Brant Eco Conference. While you’re there, stop and meet Bird Studies Canada’s Ian Fife (Ontario Forest Birds at Risk Program Coordinator) at our display.
15-18 February 2019. Mark your calendars for the next Great Backyard Bird Count! This annual four-day event engages birdwatchers of all ages around the world in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are.
12 February 2019. Brantford, ON. Learn about “Best Management Practices for two Old-growth Forest Birds at Risk in Southern Ontario” in a talk by Bird Studies Canada’s Ian Fife. The presentation is part of the Brant Woodlot Owners’ Association’s AGM and Speaker’s Night, which is open to the public.
2 February 2019. Surrey, BC. In celebration of World Wetlands Day, attend a keynote presentation by Dr. Sean Boyd from Environment and Climate Change Canada and a walking tour of one of the newest proposed parks (Nicomekl Riverfront Park) within the Fraser River Estuary Important Bird and Biodiversity Area.
14 December 2018 – 5 January 2019. The Christmas Bird Count is happening now! Thank you to all who have already participated in this valuable Citizen Science project. Check our map to see if a count is coming up in your area.
1 December 2018 – 31 January 2019. Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CB4Kids) events are hosted in communities across Canada. Find an event near you by visiting the CBC4Kids map! If you are interested in coordinating an event in your region, visit the CBC4Kids website to learn more.
27 November 2018. Mississauga, ON. Join Dr. Doug Tozer, Bird Studies Canada Ontario Program Scientist, for a talk entitled “Lake Erie: what do the birds tell us?” at the Riverwood Conservancy.
10 November 2018. Cochrane, AB. Take part in the 2018 Wilderness Wildlife and Human Interaction Educational Symposium, including a talk by Bird Studies Canada’s Jody Allair on the ecological and economic impacts of birdwatching. Tickets are $40.
9 November 2018. Simcoe, ON. Researchers, agencies, students, and members of the public are invited to the Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Research Conference. Be sure to connect with Bird Studies Canada staff while you’re there – Ian Fife and Dr. Doug Tozer are giving presentations and Andrew Couturier is moderating one of the sessions. Registration required.
8 November 2018. Guelph, ON. Join Dr. Doug Tozer, Bird Studies Canada Ontario Program Scientist, for a talk entitled “Lake Erie: what do the birds tell us?” – part of Nature Guelph’s Speaker Series.
15 October 2018. Toronto, ON. Andrea Gress, Bird Studies Canada’s Ontario Piping Plover Conservation Program Coordinator, will present “Piping Plover Conservation in Ontario: The strategies, challenges, and what the future holds” at a meeting of the Toronto Ornithological Club.
10 October 2018. Canadian non-profits and charities active or interested in stewardship of Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) are welcome to participate in an information session on a small grants program (The IBA Public Engagement Fund). Join the session, hosted by Nature Canada, by visiting this link at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
28-29 September 2018. Leamington, ON. If you are at the Ontario Field Ornithologists’ Convention this weekend, be sure to connect with Kathy Jones (our Ontario Volunteer Coordinator) at the Bird Studies Canada booth.
28 September 2018. Riverton Sandy Bar IBA, MB. Join volunteers with the Manitoba Bird and Biodiversity Area Program for a weed pull event to make space for Piping Plovers.
19-26 August 2018. Vancouver, BC. Experience, explore, and celebrate birds at the first-ever Vancouver International Bird Festival.
18 August 2018. Grand Pré, NS. Enjoy an evening of free sunset yoga and shorebird viewing at Evangeline beach, hosted by Bird Studies Canada’s Space to Roost program.
15 July 2018. Alonsa, MB. Help monitor a species at risk at a Red-headed Woodpecker Blitz led by the Manitoba Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas Program.
11 July 2018. If you’re interested in estuaries and potential solutions for their conservation, we invite you to sign up for a free webinar co-hosted by Our Living Waters, Nature Canada, and Bird Studies Canada.