To celebrate Endangered Species Week, WPC is putting the spotlight on endangered Canadian species who desperately need our help.

This spotlight is on the eastern loggerhead shrike, which is listed as Endangered in Canada.

One of the best starting points in saving an endangered animal is to learn about what makes that animal special. We’ve pulled together some quick and easy ways for you to learn about the eastern loggerhead shrike

1. Take a 7-minute break with Hazel to learn about the Eastern Loggerhead Shrike Program:

2. Go behind the scenes at the The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute:

See how hard work pays off for this captive breeding pair as they tend to their first clutch of the 2020 season! These birds currently live at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, one of the Loggerhead Shrike Breeding Program’s partner facilities. What a difference 12 days can make for this little family! Footage courtesy of The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.

3. See what others are saying about the loggerhead shrike:

4. Get your kids excited about endangered animals:

Download our kids activity sheets in full colour or black and white colouring sheets. Each of the six different sheets has facts about a different animal with a fun activity on the back where your kids can put their knowledge to the test. 

5. Other ways you can help endangered animals like the loggerhead shrike:

Be social! Join the discussion on social media. WPC posts interesting articles, videos, and links every day. We also send out a monthly e-newsletter with stories about our work. 

Take part in community science. You can help biologists by submitting your sightings of shrikes and other birds to the eBird database. It’s free to make an account. 

Make a small gift with a big impact. Support our work with endangered animals by making a donation today. Our team will put your gift into action right away.