Visit an Important Bird Area
What: Organize a tour of your local Important Bird Area. IBAs are the most important sites for birds. Many of Canada's cities have IBAs within their boundaries or only a short drive away. Find out what species use your IBA.
Where: Locate your local IBA
When: Most of Canada's IBAs are recognized for their value as a migration stopover. Some however, like Bonaventure Island, are bird colonies and are virtually empty of birds outside of the breeding season. Find out from the IBA Canada website when the best moment is to observe interesting birds at your IBA, and time your visit to coincide with the birds!
Who: Contact your local naturalist club or birding club. They will have members who know the IBA, and perhaps they conduct outings into it.
Cost: No Cost. Many of these are community areas and are free to enter.