Category Archives: Bird Conservation Canada

On How to Woo a Female Finch

Frogs are croaking, insects are hatching, and the mini-daffs are in bloom. It’s spring! These days I wake to the glorious song of the House Finches, whose song first piqued my curiosity about birdsong. Did you ever wonder (as I … Continue reading

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Get your GBBC on!

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, bird watchers from more than 100 countries are expected to participate in the 17th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), February 14–17, 2014. Anyone anywhere in the world can count birds for at least 15 minutes … Continue reading

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The Birds & Windows Citizen Science Project

Posted by Charlotte Wasylik, aka Prairie Birder: In September, the University of Alberta launched its Birds & Windows Project to get a more accurate estimate of the number of bird-window collisions in houses in Canada. As project author Justine Kummer wrote … Continue reading

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Can has Chickadeezburger? How Many Birds Do Cats Kill in Canada?

In case it slipped under your radar this week, an estimate of the number of birds killed annually by cats in Canada was released, and it is no Far Side cartoon. In a special issue of Avian Conservation and Ecology … Continue reading

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Google Bird: What Can Search Data Do for Bird Conservation?

If Google searches can so accurately predict the incidence and spread of the flu why not the ‘incidence and spread’ of birds? eBird is only one of many mechanisms we have for amassing and disseminating big bird data (big data). … Continue reading

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Over 6,000 Acres of Alberta Grassland Protected

On Sept 4, 2013 Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), along with Shell Canada, celebrated the launch of the Shell Buffalo Hills Conservation Ranch. This is DUC’s largest and most ecologically important acquisition to date, which builds on a strong 75-year legacy … Continue reading

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What Good are Mosquitoes?

Posted by Charlotte Wasylik, aka Prairie Birder, You have probably wondered the above to yourself at some point during the summer. I know I have, especially when I’ve been out birding and the mosquitoes were bad enough to make you … Continue reading

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Boreal Forest Biodiversity: Pimachiowin Aki

The Boreal Songbird Initiative and Ducks Unlimited have released a 20 page bulletin entitled 10 Cool Canadian Biodiversity Hotspots. The report highlights ten locations throughout our boreal forest that provide more detail and insight into its special biodiversity and conservation … Continue reading

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Boreal Forest Biodiversity: Hudson & James Bay Lowlands

The Boreal Songbird Initiative and Ducks Unlimited have released a 20 page bulletin entitled 10 Cool Canadian Biodiversity Hotspots. The report highlights ten locations throughout our boreal forest that provide more detail and insight into its special biodiversity and conservation … Continue reading

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Don’t Touch That Baby Bird!

Posted by Charlotte Wasylik, aka Prairie Birder The other week, I had a question from one of my readers asking what to do with a baby American Robin his family had found and what to feed it. At once I … Continue reading

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