Birds


“Every year, an estimated 130 to 433 million birds die in Canada because of people—our cats; our windows; our transmission lines; our cars, our decisions. Would you change some small thing in your life to save bird lives? Read on, think it over and consider what you could do. Please join me, my colleagues at Nature Canada and our partners across the country in making Canada safer for birds.” – Eleanor Fast, Nature Canada

 

Save Bird Lives!

Save Bird Lives!

  • Canada’s birds are in trouble; some species have declined by up to 90%
  • Bird species at risk increased from 47 to 86 between 2001 and 2014
  • Over and above the impacts of habitat loss and climate change, humans cause an estimated 130 to 433 million bird deaths per year in Canada. Canada’s 10 million pet cats and estimated 1.4 to 4.2 million feral cats significantly to that toll.
Keep Cats Safe!

Keep Cats Safe!

  • Outdoor cats are exposed to many dangers, including cars, fights with other cats and wildlife, and diseases such as Feline Leukemia, Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, cancer and heartworm.
  • Cats deserve the same level of care we give dogs.
Build Healthier Communities!

Build Healthier Communities!

  • Birds provide vital services such as reducing insect pests, regenerating forests through dispersing seeds and supporting businesses such as bird-watching
  • Keeping cats from roaming freely reduces human exposure to diseases such as toxoplasmosis, and reduces neighbour conflict
  • Municipalities can enact bylaws to keep cats from roaming freely,  just as they do with dogs; but such bylaws must be accompanied by a public awareness campaign and other supports to be effective
Canada's Birds Need Your Help!