Get Involved - Protect Birds in Canada
Attract Birds to Your Backyard
Looking for ways to turn your property into a haven for birds? Here are some tips for attracting birds to your backyard or balcony.
Help Migrating Birds In The Spring
Every spring, more than a billion birds fly home to Canada to start their families. You can give them a helping hand! Follow this easy 10-step program.
Create a Winter Haven for Birds
Not all birds migrate south in winter. Many species tough it out all winter long, and you can help make your backyard a welcome place for birdsduring the cold months. Prepare your backyard for birds this winter.
Make Your Observations Count
Let ornithologists know what’s happening at your bird feeder near where you live. Join a bird count! Your findings will help scientists report on feeder bird populations, breeding and wintering ranges and rare bird sightings.
Information collected at your backyard feeder can help scientists determine how bird populations are changing across the continent — information that is crucial for effective bird conservation programs.
Once every two weeks — from November through March — Project FeederWatch participants count the birds that appear at their feeders and submit the data to Bird Studies Canada, Nature Canada’s Important Bird Areas partner. For a $35 registration fee, "FeederWatchers" receive a poster of common winter birds, a bird calendar, the Birdwatch Canada newsletter (4 times/year), an instruction booklet and data report forms. Data can also be entered over the Internet. Register on-line through the Project FeederWatch Web site.
Take Part in International Migratory Bird Day
On the second Saturday in May each year, International Migratory Bird Day celebrates the incredible journeys of migratory birds between their breeding grounds in North America and their wintering grounds in Mexico, Central, and South America. Take part in hikes, bird watching, educational programs and public events in your area! Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day.
Help Nature Canada Protect Important Bird Areas in Canada
Community care of local bird habitat is essential for the health of our Important Bird Area system – and for the birds. Nature Canada supports community-based conservation programs across Canada to further stewardship and restoration efforts. Your support of Nature Canada ensures that these conservation activities at IBAs in your community continue. Support our IBA protection efforts.