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Bird Day bookmarks, junior birder guides and other resources

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Check out these resources you can use at your own Bird Day event!

If you would like to order any of the printed materials listed here, please contact:
Sarah Kirkpatrick-Wahl at skirkpatrick-wahl@naturecanada.ca
or call 1-800-267-4088 ext. 252.

Junior birder guides and Bird Day bookmarks

Bird Day Bookmarks

We created a series of bookmarks with useful tips on how to help birds on their migratory journey. Order the whole set or select the ones you want. The bookmarks are bilingual. Available while supplies last.

Bookmark 1: Prevent Window Collisions
Bookmark 2: Protect Birds from Pets
Bookmark 3: Create a Healthy Yard for Birds
Bookmark 4: Leave Fledglings Where You Find Them
Bookmark 5: Protect Shorebird Habitat

View Bookmarks. EnglishFrench.

Bird Day posters

Create your own event poster by modifying this template poster we have created. Contact Sarah Kirkpatrick-Wahl to receive the design file.
View generic poster

Junior Birder’s Guide

Learn about birds, how to identify them and what you can do to protect birds at home. EnglishFrench

More Downloadable Materials

Environment for the Americas has hundreds of games, presentations, crafts, and fact sheets that you can download for free.

Cool facts about migratory birds

Migratory birds are among nature’s most ambitious, long-distance migrants. Their journeys are truly awe-inspiring! That’s why it’s so exciting to welcome them back each spring.

Whooping Crane

Whooping crane

The whooping crane was almost extinct in the 1930s. In one population the young birds released into the wild had no wild adults to show them where to migrate, so they learned the route by following their human parents dressed as cranes flying an ultra light plane.

Red Knot

Red knot

The red knot makes one of the longest yearly migrations of any bird from its Arctic breeding grounds in Northern Canada to Argentina, a distance of 15,000km. A Red Knot may fly the same distance as the Earth to the Moon before its 13th birthday.

Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Ruby throated hummingbird

The ruby throated hummingbird is so tiny that it is sometimes mistaken for a moth. In earlier times people could not believe that a bird so small could travel all the way to South America and back every year, giving rise to the myth that hummingbirds travel on the wings of Canada Geese flying South. Find out more.

western sandpiper

Western sandpiper

Spectacular flocks of western sandpiper, estimated at 6,500,000 individuals in some places, migrate along Canada’s west coast on their journey from Central and South American wintering grounds to Alaska and eastern Siberia every spring. Find out more.

Whimbrel

Whimbrel

The whimbrel breeds in the Arctic in Alaska and along Hudson’s Bay. These distinct populations each migrate along the Canadian coastline on their way to South America. Some whimbrels travel 4,000km non-stop while migrating.

Peregrine falcon

Peregrine falcon

“Peregrine” means wanderer, an apt name since the population that winters in South America typically summer in the tundra – one of the longest migrations of any North American bird.

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar waxwing

Cedar waxwings usually have a yellow tail tip, but some have been appearing in southeastern Canada since the 1960s with orange colouration instead. This is caused by the birds eating an introduced species of honeysuckle with red pigment as their tail feathers are growing.

Mallard Duck

Mallard duck

With the distinctive green head of the male and the recognizable “quack” of the female the mallard duck is perhaps the most familiar of all ducks. Often found in city ponds or parks as well as other wetlands, Mallards are “dabbling ducks” and feed by tipping forward to graze on underwater plants.

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