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Wildlife

Canada‘s largest EVER private conservation project

Also: Climate changed restaurant menus, sandhill cranes in New Brunswick, bears waking up from their slumber — and a pesky woodpecker hits Canada where it hurts

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Wildlife

What we learn from birds with Patrick Nadeau

Episode 24

The new president of Birds Canada gives us an inside look at Canada’s largest citizen science movement

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A common loon glides through a lake

Wildlife

10 birds to look for in Canada this summer

The search for these iconic Canadian birds will take you to some of the most scenic locations the country has to offer

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A Canada jay in flight with outstretched wings in southwestern B.C.

Wildlife

How the Canada jay got its name back

For decades, the gregarious bird of the northern forest was simply called the “grey jay.” Now, ornithologists are once again embracing the jay’s nationality. 

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A snowy owl sits on a fencepost

Wildlife

One in eight bird species is at risk of extinction: report

Agricultural expansion, invasive species, climate change blamed for decline in bird species worldwide

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Places

Sable Island: It’s for the birds

The majority of bird species sighted on the Atlantic island are “vagrants” far outside their ordinary range 

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Animal Facts: Bald Eagle

The bald eagle is one of Canada's largest birds of prey and is well-known for its regal appearance and contrasting coloured feathers. 

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Vertical samples of the winning images of Canadian Geographic's Annual Photo Competition

People & Culture

Announcing the winners of the 33rd Annual Photo Competition

The best of the best images from Canadian Geographic’s 2018 competition

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a great blue heron skims across the water, with Roberts Bank port in the background;

Environment

The fate of the Fraser River delta

A booming economy, a thriving community, a healthy environment — can Vancouver have it all?

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Wildlife

Rise of the synanthropes

Synanthropes: wild animals that live near and benefit from humans. An exploration of why some species thrive among us, and how urban planners are managing their increasing numbers. 

grizzly bear on train tracks in Banff National Park

Wildlife

Dinner is served

Wildlife is figuring out that human infrastructure helps with the hunt

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A male Canada warbler

Wildlife

How citizen scientists are helping to protect migratory birds

Conserving at-risk species is difficult when they’re constantly crossing international borders, but digital tools are making it easier than ever to track feathered globetrotters

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The cover and an inside panel of Angel Catbird

Environment

Margaret Atwood’s new ‘Angel Catbird’ is a comic book with a cause

The celebrated Canadian novelist's first foray into comics is for the birds. But also the cats. 

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A researcher holds a Canada warbler that has been fitted with a tiny geolocator

Wildlife

Report calls for international cooperation to protect migratory birds

Organizations would like to see at least 50 per cent of the boreal forest protected from industrial development

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illustration by Charlene Chua

Wildlife

Inside the mysterious decline of Earth’s insects

Insects are by far the most populous species on the planet, but they seem to be disappearing. Why aren’t more people concerned?

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