The State of Canada’s Birds 2019

The State of Canada’s Birds 2019 report draws on almost 50 years of data to describe the changing health of Canada’s bird populations. This collaborative report was produced by the North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI-Canada), under the leadership of Environment and Climate Change Canada, Bird Studies Canada, Ducks Unlimited Canada, and Nature Canada.

Populations of shorebirds, grassland birds, and aerial insectivores have rapidly declined, while waterfowl and birds of prey populations have recovered from historical lows. These results represent both a call for conservation action and a testament to what we can achieve when we work together. Each of us can make the transformative changes outlined in this report to ensure a healthier Canada for both birds and people.


For questions on the report, please contact:

Environment and Climate Change Canada
Media Relations
819-938-3338 or 1-844-836-7799 (toll-free)

Bird Studies Canada
Ruth Friendship-Keller
Director of Communications
519-586-3531, ext. 111, or 1-888-448-2473 (toll-free)

Nature Canada

Haley Ritchie
Digital Communications
613-562-3447, ext. 252

Ducks Unlimited Canada
Jennifer Sanford
National Communications and Marketing


News Release
Supplementary Data (updated: June 20, 2019 at 4:50 PM)
Supplementary Methods

Canada Jay by Nick Saunders

Canada Geese by Brittany Killingbeck

Atlantic Puffins by Glen Springer

Tree Swallow by Jacques Bouvier

Ruddy Turnstone by Melanie Palik

House Wren by Jacques Bouvier