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The Great Canadian Birdathon is a nation-wide sponsored bird count run by Bird Studies Canada to raise critical funds for bird conservation efforts. It is the oldest sponsored bird count in North America!

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What Happens to the Data and Money?

Tommy Thompson Park Bird Research Station

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TTPBRS was established in 2003 to aid in the understanding, protection and awareness of birds in Toronto. It is one of 25 Canadian Migration Monitoring Network stations that collect data for use at local, regional, national and international levels. Migration monitoring methods include bird banding, standard surveys and casual observations.

Interested in Doing a Birdathon for TTPBRS?

IT'S EASY!

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  1. Register with Bird Studies Canada and join the Tommy Thompson Park Bird Research Station team.
  2. Collect sponsorships from co-workers, friends and family.
  3. Pick one day during the month of May to go our birding. You have 24 hours to find as many species as you can! Try to visit a variety of habitats to increase the number of species you'll find.
  4. Tell your sponsors about how your birding day went. Mention the notable species you saw!

ARE YOU A NEW BIRDER WHO NEEDS SOME HELP?

Participate in one of our birding hikes! Expert birders will help you learn how to identify species and give you tips on where to look to find them!

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