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Fall is for the birds

The beginning of fall is an exciting time for bird enthusiasts as summer fledglings become air-borne adults and join others of their kind on route to warmer climes. This mass exodus is happening all around us. “Fall is one of my favorite times of year to watch birds, especially raptors. When we talk about bird…

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Lets Get Counting!

“Bird-building collision fatalities are a leading cause of bird death shared with cat attacks, impacts of habitat destruction, agriculture, urban development, climate change, and invasive species. Many birds affected by these issues are species at risk who can ill-afford this additional stress.” – FLAP Canada. The Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP), a partner of Ontario…

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Gray jay to reclaim its Canadian identity with name change

Efforts by a group of Canadian birders to change the name of the gray jay – known as the Canada jay since the early 1800s but changed in 1957 – are taking flight. ALEXANDER KOLOMIETZ/GETTY IMAGES It may not be our national bird quite yet, but the Canada jay is sure starting to sound like…

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Upcoming Events in the Province

Find an Event From butterfly and bird inventories to cleaning up beaches and removing invasive species, we offer a variety of events to suit your interests and NCC’s conservation priorities. Please scroll down to see a list of all our events sorted by province or click here.   https://events.natureconservancy.ca/?_ga=2.44077348.1035711451.1522762047-2114111529.1493746533%3Futm_campaign%3DLeaflet0418&utm_source=leaflet&utm_medium=email

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Get a “guide to the sky” this spring

Wondering which bird species are nesting in your neighbourhood or what’s chirping as they fly across the sky? NCC has designed a special migratory bird map to highlight the flyways of 12 of Canada’s migratory bird species. The map provides information on when the birds will return to Canada this spring and on which NCC properties you…

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Bird-proof your windows

Do you love to see and hear wild birds around your home? Do you put out feeders for them and give them water to splash in and drink? Wild birds benefit greatly from your kindness. If you want to keep them safe, make all your windows visible to birds. Provide birds with visual cues or…

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Putting a Bow on This Season’s Christmas Bird Count for Kids

A successful 2017-18 Christmas Bird Count for Kids season has wrapped up in Canada. Fifty-eight events across the country gathered young birders to identify and count winter birds in their cities, parks, forests, prairies, wetlands, and coastal areas. An impressive 142 species were reported! The top five most commonly-observed birds were: Black-capped Chickadee, Mallard, Downy Woodpecker, White-breasted…

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Another Christmas Bird Count for the Books

Bird Studies Canada thanks all the participants who have once again made the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) a huge success. From December 14, 2017 to January 5, 2018, thousands of birders and outdoor enthusiasts counted millions of winter birds across the continent. Each year, Christmas Bird Counters demonstrate their dedication and hardiness, with many waking…

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Counting Down to the 2018 Great Backyard Bird Count

Show how much you care about birds by participating in the 21stannual Great Backyard Bird Count! Simply count birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more of the count days (February 16-19, 2018) and report your sightings online. Around the globe, tens of thousands of volunteers – of all ages and birding skill levels…

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