Bird Studies Canada conserves wild birds through sound science, on-the-ground actions, innovative partnerships, public engagement, and science-based advocacy.
The Indigo Bunting is a regular neotropical migrant found in most of southern Canada, except in the prairies.
Their vibrant blue colour, like for most blue birds, isn't due to a pigment, but rather to a structural effect on light.
(Photo: Norm Q. Townsend)
Christmas Bird Count
Join a Christmas Bird Count in your area or start your own! Started in 1900, the Christmas Bird Count is North America's longest-running Citizen Science project.
If you have access to a bird feeder and the internet you can help Bird Studies Canada’s research and conservation efforts. No experience is necessary to take part. Bird Studies Canada provides material to help with bird identification.