You can help monitor and conserve Canada’s Important
the network of IBA volunteers, and support bird
conservation! There are many ways you can get involved:
- Volunteer for stewardship activities and recruit
volunteers to clean up natural areas, restore habitat,
eradicate invasive species, or protect species at risk
in an IBA.
Join a naturalist club and support nature
conservation and education activities at or about your
- Organize or participate in a bird survey at an
IBA. By submitting observations through formal
surveys and monitoring programs such as the
Breeding Bird Survey, the
Christmas Bird Count,
Breeding Bird Atlases, you can help inform
decisions about managing and protecting resources.
Learn more about
bird monitoring programs.
- Help others connect with nature and learn about IBAs through public talks, nature walks, birding field
trips to IBAs, children’s education programs, or by
writing articles and letters for newsletters, magazines,
newspapers, and other outlets.
Advocate for changes in laws and policies that
would benefit birds of concern at IBAs, e.g. by
participating in municipal planning processes and
regulatory processes, or by writing a letter to an
elected official. Contact Nature
Canada for advice and templates.
The Canadian Important Bird Areas Program is a
regional and national partnership. In working together,
we will communicate more effectively by using science to
rationalize our recommendations, using examples from
influential advocacy efforts to better lobby for change.
Please keep in mind that if you wish to raise your
voice as a Caretaker on behalf of the IBA Program,
formal channels should be followed. Please
contact us for help.