BirdLife in Canada

Bird Studies Canada and Nature Canada are the Canadian co-partners in BirdLife International, a global alliance of non-governmental organizations dedicated to the conservation of birds, their habitats, and biodiversity.

As BirdLife in Canada, we deliver the Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) Program, which aims to identify, monitor, and conserve a network of sites that provide essential habitat for significant bird populations. Our volunteer IBA Caretakers are working alongside ornithologists and conservation scientists to help us protect birds and critical ecosystems.

Bird Studies Canada is a national charitable organization that advances the understanding, appreciation, and conservation of wild birds and their habitats. From international partnerships such as the IBA Program, to national initiatives like Project FeederWatch and the Christmas Bird Count, to regionally-based breeding bird atlases and a wide range of other activities, Bird Studies Canada’s research and monitoring programs engage over 20,000 volunteer Citizen Scientists each year.

Nature Canada is a national charity whose mandate is to protect and conserve wildlife and habitats in Canada by engaging people and advocating on behalf of nature. With strategies based on sound science and a passion for nature, Nature Canada effects change on issues of national significance, including bird conservation, wilderness protection, and species at risk.

BirdLife International is a global partnership of conservation organizations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats, and global biodiversity, working with people to encourage sustainability in the use of natural resources. BirdLife Partners operate in over 100 countries and territories worldwide, and collaborate on regional work programs in every continent.

BirdLife’s headquarters are in Cambridge, UK, and there are regional BirdLife offices in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas.


Great Blue Heron
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Sandhill Cranes
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The IBA Program is an international conservation initiative coordinated by BirdLife International. The Canadian co-partners for the IBA Program are Birds Canada and Nature Canada.
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