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Boreal Birds how to protect birds from far and wide in your own back yard

Canada’s boreal forest represents 25 per cent of the planet’s remaining intact forest. This forest is quite an amazing place; more than 300 species and billions of birds rely on Canada’s boreal forest as critical habitat and a safe place to have their young. In this way, the boreal forest supports a huge variety of birds whether they are migratory, coming from as far as South America, or residents of Canada year round.1 

Environmentalists call this forest ‘one of the last great conservation opportunities’ and a large part of it falls within the NWT border. 2 There are a few small, yet significant things you can do to help support boreal birds from your own home. Each week CPAWS-NWT will be sharing a new way to participate in boreal bird conservation you can find all of the activities below!  

1. Boreal Songbird Initiative
2.The Narwhal

For more at home learning check out the CPAWS Bring Nature Home Campaign. It’s a free toolkit designed to help K-12 students engage in nature-based activities from home.

Week 1

The first step to protecting birds around your home is to know which ones are there. Bird identification can be done from the comfort of your own home and contributes to data collection that is important for all bird species in Canada. Merlin is an app that makes bird identification easy for everyone.

We’d love to see your bird ID skills in action. Tag us in your photos or send them to to be featured on our page!