Fall migration is here
Nature’s versionof rush hour is now underway—complete with raucous honking and a good deal of ruffled feathers.
There’s an amazing spectacle of birds on the move right outside our doors. Tell us what birds you see, and where, this migration season and support the critical conservation efforts that keep our favourite species flying high all year long.
Beginning August 20, record your bird sightings using the DUC Migration Tracker project hosted on iNaturalist. Whether it’s a flock of mallards spotted at a nearby wetland, or a goldfinch spied while strolling in the park, any bird species at any location will do. The most important thing is to observe, experience and enjoy the season. Your observations will provide valuable data that will inform future conservation efforts.
Share your migration moments on DUC’s Migration Tracker!
What species are you spotting? Beginning August 20, record your bird sightings using the DUC Migration Tracker project hosted on iNaturalist.
Other ways to get involved
Takeaction and support our feathered friends in other ways
Help birds get where they’re going at night by reducing light pollution that can confuse them and lead to collisions with buildings.
Visit one of our habitat projects, bring your binoculars and get a firsthand look at the difference on-the-ground conservation is making. New locations are being added every month.
Check out our Duck & Run or Outdoor Event Series for opportunities to have some fun while supporting conservation.
Discover moreabout the incredible journeys taken by North America’s migratory birds
Migratory birds need your help
Habitat loss across the country is threatening the lives of North America’s migratory birds. Support DUC’s efforts to conserve and restore the wetlands and grasslands they need to rest, refuel and raise their young.
Resources and Stories
Info to help you get the most out of migration:
Migrating ducks can best be appreciated while in flight. We break down the marvels of mechanics, structure and aerodynamics that make their long journeys possible (along with habitat).
Tips from waterfowl experts on overcoming identification challenges for the 20+ species of ducks that live in North America.
A songbird banding station outside of Ducks Unlimited Canada’s national offices in Manitoba nets a fraction of the thousands of birds that rely on the surrounding wetland every spring and fall.
Radar technology informs the weather forecast…and plays an important role in conservation
In the world of dragonfly and butterfly migration, it takes two generations to complete a round-trip. Adults migrate south in the fall and their offspring return north in the spring.
How research scientists are using feathers to learn more about waterfowl
Up to 20 per cent of North America’s waterfowl migrate to overwinter in Mexico. But the wetlands they depend on there are threatened. That’s why committed conservationists are working tirelessly on their behalf, to protect these unique habitats.