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Summer 2018

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.

Spring 2018

1 June 2018. Bathurst, NB. Bird Studies Canada’s Maritimes SwiftWatch team will be at the Festival of Nature, hosted by Nature NB. Don’t miss our Chimney Swift outing at dusk!

26 May 2018. North Vancouver, BC. Discover research on the fascinating Long-billed Curlew at a talk presented by Bird Studies Canada’s Dr. David Bradley – part of a special event hosted by Wild Birds Unlimited at Maplewood Flats Conservation Area.

26 May 2018. St. Williams, ON. Join Dr. Doug Tozer, Ontario Program Scientist at Bird Studies Canada, as he leads a morning bird walk at Long Point Basin Land Trust’s Al (Pic) and Pat Robinson Nature Reserve.

12-27 May 2018. Toronto, ON. Join Bird Studies Canada and a host of partners for the 2018 Toronto Bird Celebration! Fantastic events are lined up across the city to help you make the most of spring migration.

12 May 2018. World Migratory Bird Day is being celebrated across Canada and around the world! Visit the website to find events or promote your Bird Day event.

12 May 2018. Port Rowan, ON. Learn to bird at a free workshop led by Bird Studies Canada’s Jody Allair in celebration of World Migratory Bird Day. Please register by contacting Jody at 1-888-448-2473 ext. 117 or – space is limited.

12 May 2018. Vancouver, BC. Bird Studies Canada’s James Casey will speak about conservation of the Fraser River Estuary Important Bird and Biodiversity Area as part of the BC Nature Conference and Annual General Meeting.

5-6 May 2018. Point Pelee National Park, ON. Enjoy free “Learn to Bird” workshops and birding hikes with Bird Studies Canada’s Jody Allair as part of the park’s Festival of Birds.

1 May 2018. Explore volunteer opportunities at Ontario’s Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas and meet two dedicated IBA Caretakers during a free webinar hosted by Bird Studies Canada’s Amanda Bichel.

30 April 2018. This is the last day to submit an application for the 2018 Young Ornithologists’ Workshop at Long Point Bird Observatory!

29 April 2018. Vancouver, BC. Join Bird Studies Canada to learn about the birds of Trout Lake and participate in the City Nature Challenge. This free, family-friendly event will include an introduction on how to identify birds and use binoculars, followed by a guided walk.

24 April 2018. Winnipeg, MB. Find out how you can get involved in Citizen Science at a special “Year of the Bird” presentation by Bird Studies Canada’s Dr. Christian Artuso.

21 April 2018. Are you a participant in the Great Lakes Marsh Monitoring Program? Get in-depth instruction on how to survey marsh birds and fill out the bird survey forms during this webinar, starting at 7 p.m.

13 April 2018. This is the final count day of the 2017-18 Project FeederWatch season! Join us again next season, starting November 10, 2018.

6 April 2018. Vancouver, BC. BC Program Manager Dr. David Bradley and Ph.D. candidate Ana Gonzales will co-present “Birds of Colombia” at a meeting of Nature Vancouver at 7:30 p.m. Discover Colombia’s incredible avian diversity and the geological factors that have made it the most species-rich country on Earth.

27 March 2018. Active participants in the American Woodcock Singing Ground Survey are invited to take part in a training webinar at 7 p.m. This is a great opportunity to learn or to refresh your knowledge, and to interact with Bird Studies Canada staff.

The official start of the Vancouver International Bird Festival may be not be until August, but bird activities are already heating up the region. Check the events calendar to see what’s on in March and April.

Important dates related to the 2018 International Ornithological Congress are coming up soon. The deadline to submit an abstract is March 29, and discounted early bird registration rates are only available until April 3. Don’t miss out!

Winter 2018

20 March 2018. Moncton, NB. Join Dr. Laura Tranquilla, Bird Studies Canada Atlantic Program Manager, at a meeting of Nature Moncton. She’ll be sharing the Maritimes Marsh Monitoring Program’s efforts to date, directions for the future, and ways to participate.

Are you volunteering for the 2018 Great Lakes Marsh Monitoring Program? Training sessions are coming up: 3 March (Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, OH); 5 March (Bay of Quinte, Belleville, ON); 8 March (Obijway Nature Centre; Windsor, ON); 17 March (virtual training session hosted by Bird Studies Canada); and 22 March at 6 p.m. (Larose Forest, Bourget, ON; email to register for this session). Please email Kathy Jones ( for more information about these events.

16 March 2018. Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, ON. Can you identify frogs by their calls? Learn how – plus a bunch more – from Bird Studies Canada’s Dr. Doug Tozer as he showcases the Great Lakes Marsh Monitoring Program at 1 p.m.

3 March 2018. Port Rowan, ON. Members of the Ontario Bird Banding Association are invited to the Annual General Meeting at Bird Studies Canada’s national office. See the draft agenda for a sneak peek of the presentations and activities in store.

26 February 2018. Sussex Corner, NB. Meet Holly Lightfoot and get the scoop on the Maritimes Marsh Monitoring Program at the February meeting of Nature Sussex.

18 February 2018. Port Moody, BC. Want to make your Great Backyard Bird Count a fun family outing? Join Bird Studies Canada, Port Moody Ecological Society, and Burke Mountain Naturalists for the Noons Creek GBBC.

1 February 2018. Winnipeg, MB. Join our Manitoba Program Manager Dr. Christian Artuso and Wilderness Committee’s Eric Reder at the Western Water and Wildlife Town Hall, and find out how you can help protect Manitoba’s natural ecosystems.

28 January 2018. Vancouver, BC. Learn about winter bird identification and behaviour on a discovery walk with Bird Studies Canada’s Catherine Jardine and the Stanley Park Ecology Society.

Fall 2017

Bird Studies Canada will host our 8th annual Christmas Bird Count for Kids in Port Rowan, ON, on December 9. To sign up for this popular family event sponsored by Armstrong Bird Food and Ontario Power Generation, please email Bird Studies Canada is also co-hosting CBC4Kids events on December 9, including: Stanley Park CBC4Kids, co-hosted with NatureKids BC and Stanley Park Ecology Society in Vancouver, BC (please register online); Humber Arboretum CBC4Kids in Toronto, ON, co-hosted with the Humber Arboretum (please register online); and the Sackville, NB CBC4Kids co-hosted with NatureKids NB (email for more information). Many other great CBC4Kids events will be taking place across Canada in December and January! Find one near you.

9 December 2017. Hamilton, ON. Join Bird Studies Canada’s Amanda Bichel and local naturalist Len Manning for a free family nature walk from 10 a.m. to noon. The group will meet in the Waterfront Trail parking lot at Confederation Park. Field guides and binoculars will be provided. Please email for more information or to register.

25 November 2017. Toronto, ON. Meet Bird Studies Canada’s Emily Rondel at the Humber Arboretum for an introduction to the eBird Citizen Science database and a guided bird walk. Please register online for this free event.

4 November 2017. Windsor, ON. Purchase your tickets by October 25 for the 33rd Annual Dinner of the Essex County Field Naturalists’ Club, which will feature a talk by Jody Allair on Southern Ontario’s Forest Birds at Risk.

21 October 2017. Cayuga, ON. Enjoy bird banding demonstrations, a raptor show, and a birding panel discussion including Bird Studies Canada’s Stu Mackenzie at Ruthven’s For the Birds Festival.

23 September 2017. Corrigan Nature House, North Vancouver, BC. Those interested in volunteering for our Coastal Waterbird Survey or Beached Bird Survey are invited to learn survey techniques at a free workshop from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Email to register.

22-24 September 2017. Norfolk County, ON. Join us at the 2017 Ontario Field Ornithologists convention. The weekend includes Long Point Birding Area field trips organized by Bird Studies Canada, talks about the birds of Long Point by Stu Mackenzie and Ron Ridout, and a keynote address on bird conservation priorities by our president Steven Price.


Summer 2017

16 September 2017. Hamilton, ON. Join Bird Studies Canada’s Amanda Bichel and Bob Curry from the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club for a guided nature walk at Hamilton Harbour Important Bird and Biodiversity Area.

16 September 2017. Bird Studies Canada Headquarters, Port Rowan, ON. Learn to bird at a free workshop led by our National Manager of Conservation Outreach, Jody Allair. Registration required.

1-2 September 2017. Centre de plein air de Beauport, Québec, QC. Join Bird Studies Canada’s Québec Program Manager Andrew Coughlan at a flagship BioBlitz Canada 150 event.

16 August 2017. Toronto, ON. Join Bird Studies Canada’s Liz Purves and Emily Rondel for An Evening of Swifts and Nighthawks at The Pavilions at Evergreen Brick Works.

12 August 2017. Vancouver, BC. Stop by Stanley Park to visit Bird Studies Canada’s booth between 2-6 p.m., and join our staff for guided birding walks at 2:30 and 4 p.m., at a flagship BioBlitz Canada 150 event.

9 August 2017. Toronto, ON. Discover how to use eBird for Citizen Science with Emily Rondel, as part of High Park Nature Centre’s summer speaker series.

22 July 2017. Innisfil, ON. Chat with Bird Studies Canada’s Kathy Jones about stewardship and advocacy for loons and other birds at your lake at Celebrate Lake Simcoe.

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