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Wildlife

7 ways to enjoy birds in your backyard this summer

You’ll be amazed at the feathered friends you can attract to your yard by following these simple tips

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Environment

Vanishing birdsong: How climate change is altering Canada’s soundscape

Indigenous conservationists are listening in to track the impacts of climate change on the boreal forest

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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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Wildlife

Collision course: Making Canada’s cities more bird-friendly

How one grassroots organization in Toronto makes our glass landscapes less deadly for birds.

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White-throated sparrow

Wildlife

How a new birdsong “went viral” across Canada

A long-term study of white-throated sparrows in Canada found that the birds have mysteriously changed their tune

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wildlife

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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Why some songbirds make migratory pit-stops to replace worn and ragged feathers

An essential process has shaped and moulded the lives of migratory birds

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Wildlife

Excerpt: The Bedside Book of Birds

Gorgeously illustrated and woven from centuries of human response to the delights of the feathered tribes, The Bedside Book of Birds is for everyone who is passionate about birds and all they mean to humanity

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Wildlife

David Bird talks Pocket Birds of Canada handbook

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Wildlife

Jennifer Ackerman on new book The Genius of Birds

Ask Jennifer Ackerman whether being called a birdbrain is an insult or a compliment, and she’ll tell you that there’s no question it’s the latter

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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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How studying Arctic marine seabirds helps document pollution trends in the North and beyond

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Dave Mossop tient dans ses bras deux bébés crécerelles

Science & Tech

The mystery of Yukon’s disappearing kestrels

There was no sign of these birds of prey in the boreal Yukon by 2007, but a long-term study is now recording small returns

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Gordon Hempton records audio in Grasslands National Park

Science & Tech

The sounds of silence 

A sound artist listens for quiet in Grasslands National Park

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Nigel Hussey prepares to tag a Greenland shark in Scott Inlet in 2013. (Photo courtesy of Steven Fields)

Science & Tech

Following Greenland Sharks in Canada’s Arctic

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A glaucous gull. (Photo: Alastair Rae/Wikimedia Commons)

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Flame retardants in Nunavut gulls are helping scientists understand how the chemicals are affecting Arctic ecosystems

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A wolf walks in front of a forest

Wildlife

The mysterious 500-kilometre, 20-year odyssey of Wolf 57

Plus: a caribou’s dinner, avian “flyways,” what astronauts can learn from squirrels — and blue whale tongue-eating orcas

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Wildlife

Toronto Zoo welcomes a baby orangutan

Plus: the albatross that loved Vancouver Island, a rare butterfly comeback, PEI lobsters to take a new kind of bait and the migratory birds on a potentially fatal collision course.

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Mad Hatterpillar

Wildlife

Every day is Halloween for these eerie insects

Often gory and gross, insects use disguises to improve ther odds of survival

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Places

The Mingan Archipelago: A land shaped by time

Raised from the sea, sculpted by tides and winds, the ever-changing Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve protects colossal monoliths and myriad species 

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Travel

Dispatches from Antarctica: Falkland Islands

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People & Culture

What does an expedition do on hold?

'Come Walk With Us' was funded by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society Expedition Program, but is waiting for COVID-19 restrictions to lift before they get started. Here's what they do while they wait. 

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People & Culture

“Vanishing Point” documentary introduces audience to diverse northern cultures

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People & Culture

The process of illustrating the National Bird Project

Toronto-based illustrator Charlene Chua explains her process for illustrating the National Bird Project

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Double-crested Cormorant drying its wings

Wildlife

Study finds cormorants can hear underwater in the same range as marine mammals

Findings could have significant implications for the conservation of marine bird species

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A pair of whooping cranes in Wood Buffalo National Park

Wildlife

Photographing whooping cranes in Wood Buffalo with Roberta Bondar

A new project by the Roberta Bondar Foundation aims to raise awareness of dangers to migratory birds

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Women in Nunavut running across a snow-covered field towards the camera

History

Throwback Thursday: Nunavut up and running

On April 1, 1999, Canada’s youngest population took control of its largest territory. Here’s how Canadian Geographic covered the story. 

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Wildlife

New study finds birds will need to head further north

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Wildlife

In the company of crows

Our feathered friends are increasingly calling our urban centres home. Why crows in particular are nesting among us.

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Wildlife

Excerpt from The Canada Jay as the National Bird of Canada

Editor-in-chief and associate publisher Aaron Kylie contributed this chapter to a compilation book about the Canada Jay

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Wildlife

National Bird Project: Making a case for the ‘underbird’

Does a bird need to be famous to hold the title of Canada’s National Bird? Jody Allair thinks not.

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Wildlife

El Niño could bring unusual birds to Canadian backyards

Experts say strong El Niño pattern in the Pacific could cause some unusual bird sightings as winter turns to spring

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Wildlife

Best National Bird Project essays

Do you want one of these four birds to become Canada’s national bird?

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Wildlife

Throwback Thursday: our long legacy of Canadian bird coverage

Canadian Geographic’s managing editor Nick Walker looks back at bird feature in May 1930 issue of the magazine

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Wildlife

Reports suggest protecting songbirds means preserving the boreal forest

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Wildlife

Mapping the red knot’s migration stopovers

Protecting the red knot on its journey across two continents depends on knowing where the shorebird stops along the way

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Wildlife

Audio recordings of birdsong could help estimate breeding status

Threatened olive-sided flycatchers are ‘elusive’ to find, so listening might be the answer

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Canada jay on a branch

Wildlife

Oh Canada jay! The story behind an icon-in-the-making

Largely unheralded until Canadian Geographic’s National Bird Project was held, the renamed Canada jay — formerly grey jay — has become in many minds the country’s national bird

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Wildlife

Raven deaths remain a mystery

Dozens of paralyzed ravens and crows were recently found in British Columbia — all have since died

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Common loon with babies

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Is the iconic loon in trouble?

Plus: Cross-dressing hummingbirds, tracking genetically modified animals, and Arctic “junk food”

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Wildlife

Conservation group questions effectiveness of bird-safe glass at revamped National Arts Centre

Safe Wings Ottawa says the guidelines used are outdated

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Wildlife

National Bird Project essays

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Bald eagle, nest, environment, science, scientist, Besnard Lake, Saskatchewan, Jon Gerrard, Elston Dzus

Wildlife

This 50-year study revolutionizes our understanding of bald eagles

Jon Gerrard and Elston Dzus lead a now 50-year study of a thriving population of bald eagles in northern boreal Saskatchewan. Here they talk about the longevity of the research, key discoveries, the challenges of climbing trees and more.

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Wildlife

Bald eagles in Nova Scotia may be disrupting other bird populations

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Wildlife

Ottawa bird deaths prompt scrutiny of window collisions

Advocates are calling for more awareness of the danger that glass buildings pose to birds, following a mass bird death in Canada’s capital

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Wildlife

Video of the week: Newfoundland ‘bar for birds’ welcomes new patrons

A YouTube livestream broadcasts the antics of the birds to an adoring global audience

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Wildlife

Canadian artist to create bird-friendly solar panels for buildings

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Bird sits on rock

Wildlife

Rebound of the black swifts: Johnston Canyon reports an increase in endangered bird species

The decrease in human activity could be the reason

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A model of a woolly mammoth at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Can the woolly mammoth be brought back from extinction?

And moreover, should it? Plus: Dinosaur fight club, birds about town, and tracking whale whoops

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An aerial view of Holman's Island in Bedeque Bay

Wildlife

Nature Conservancy protects island ‘bird hotel’ near P.E.I.

A small island off the western coast of Prince Edward Island that once housed a resort will now be a 'hotel for birds.'

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Wildlife

5 endangered species the Calgary Zoo has saved from extinction

The Vancouver Island marmot, burrowing owl, greater sage-grouse and northern leopard frog are thriving again thanks to the zoo’s efforts 

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Mapping the abundance of nesting birds across the Maritimes

Wildlife

Maritime Breeding Bird Atlas updated

Where do birds go to nest in the Maritimes?

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Wildlife

Ross’s Goose could be deemed overabundant

Ross’s geese are causing ecological damage in the Arctic after a dramatic population increase

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The blackpoll warbler. (Photo: Vermont Center for EcoStudies)

Wildlife

The “fly-or-die” migration of the blackpoll warbler

Meet the blackpoll warbler, the unassuming songbird that makes what may be the longest overwater migration of any land bird.

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Ederney Gonzales, one of the people who discovered Red Rockette

Wildlife

Tracking sea turtles

International grassroots organizations unite over turtle conservation

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A gray jay in Western Canada's mountain forests

Wildlife

Meet our national bird: the gray jay

After two years, nearly 50,000 votes and thousands of public and expert comments, the Canadian Geographic National Bird Project concludes. Meet our newest national emblem.

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polar bears

Wildlife

How we chose the 2016 Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year winners

Here’s what the judges liked about this year’s top picks

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Wildlife

10 bird photography tips

Ten tips to take your bird photos to the next level.

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Wildlife

Domestic cats to blame for bird deaths

Cats are responsible for about 196 million birds death every year

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Mapping

How Arctic sea ducks develop herd immunity from avian cholera

To wildlife disease ecologists, an ideal place to test ideas about herd immunity is Mitivik Island, Nunavut

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Mapping

Map: National birds around the world

This map shows the national birds of other countries, according to governments and embassies around the world.

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Mapping

Tracking hummingbird migrations

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June 1938 cover featuring a saw-whet owl

History

Nine decades of bird photography

In honour of the National Bird Project, here's a selection of Canadian Geographic bird covers from the magazine's 86 years of print

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Environment

Getting Closer: Rediscovering nature through bird photography

In an excerpt from his new book, author Paul Sorrell teches how to connect to nature with a photographer's eye

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Researchers film penguins in Resolute Bay, Nunavut

Environment

April Fools’! Canada’s first penguin breeding colony coming to the Arctic

A controversial government project aims to establish a king penguin population in the North

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Environment

The sixth extinction

The planet is in the midst of drastic biodiversity loss that some experts think may be the next great species die-off. How did we get here and what can be done about it?

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