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Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day (Bird Day) celebrates a migratory bird’s spectacular migration between winter and summer grounds. Bird Day is a project of Environment for the Americas and was created in 1993 to focus attention on the need to conserve birds and their habitats. As the Canadian partner of Bird Day, Nature Canada encourages Canadians to welcome back birds on Bird Day by holding an event to celebrate this magic moment of the year and connect Canadians to nature.
Bird Day, which can be held anytime of the year but is traditionally on the second Saturday in May, encourages bird conservation and increases awareness of birds through activities that are fun, engaging and educational. Bird Day activities vary from neighbourhood hikes to observe birds to multiday festivals. Learn more about World Migratory Bird Day and what you can do to help protect birds

For more information about Bird Day in Canada, on how to host a Bird Day event and to find a local event, visit: www.birdday.ca

Bird Day Ottawa 2018

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Canada Birds

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Bird Day resources

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Nature Canada is proud to work with the following organizations in support of World Migratory Bird Day and Canada’s migratory birds:



Bird Studies Canada is our country’s leading science-based bird conservation organization. Their mission is to conserve wild birds of Canada through sound science, on-the-ground actions, innovative partnerships, public engagement, and science-based advocacy.

 Coalition QuébecOiseaux Logo QuébecOiseaux est un organisme à but non lucratif qui regroupe et représente les personnes et les organismes qui s’intéressent à l’étude, à l’observation et à la protection des oiseaux du Québec. Sa mission est de développer et promouvoir le loisir ornithologique, ce qui inclut l’acquisition et la diffusion des connaissances sur les oiseaux du Québec, ainsi que la protection des oiseaux et de leurs habitats.
  Environment for the Americas is present across the Americas and the Caribbean, working with biologists and educators to raise awareness of threats to our planet and to bring practical conservation solutions to communities throughout the region. We strive to bridge the communication gap between scientists and the public and to bring diverse faces to World Migratory Bird Day events, programs, and our trainings.
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