Volunteering is a great way to help prevent extinction while meeting new friends and developing your skills. Opportunities with Wildlife Preservation Canada:
Southern Ontario: Eastern Loggerhead Shrike Recovery Birders are needed to help us locate endangeredeastern loggerhead shrikes. Reporting a shrike sighting helps us better estimate the Ontario population and determine migration routes and wintering grounds. Photos are always welcome, especially if the shrike is sporting leg bands. Another way to get involved in shrike recovery is by volunteering in our Adopt-a-Site program – survey for shrikes during the breeding season in prime habitat. Contact us for more information.
Pinery Provincial Park, Ontario, Bumble Bee Recovery Help contribute valuable data for Pinery, which is the last place the endangered rusty-patched bumble bee was found in Canada and the last place the Endangered gypsy-cuckoo bumble bee was found in Ontario! So far, we have received 2,500+ observations from this project (~16% of records from Ontario) on Bumble Bee Watch. We are hosting a Volunteer Workshop for our bumble bee community science program at Pinery Provincial Park on June 26th from 10am-2pm. This will include background information on bumble bees and hands-on training for bumble bee surveying. If you’re interested in attending this workshop please visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E44AFA728A1FD0-pinery WPC will also be hosting two Bee Walks at Pinery during the summer for those who can’t attend the volunteer workshop but still want to get trained on surveying bumble bees and for anyone who wants to learn about bumble bees! The bee walks will be on: Friday July 15th and Saturday August 20th. More details to come, if you have any questions or would like to RSVP early, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Across Canada Be a citizen scientist. Upload your photos of bumblebees at www.bumblebeewatch.org to help track and conserve North America’s bumblebees.