Species At Risk


How You Can Help Species at Risk

Ontario has some of the best birdwatching in the world, especially in the spring and fall when hundreds of kinds of birds pass through the province on their annual migration. By sharing what they see, bird watchers are a valuable source of information that can be used to track and monitor the health of bird populations. Why not apply your birding observation skills to other species by expanding your life list to include at-risk animals and plants?


Need help getting started?

There are many conservation organizations that promote good birding practices, can help you grow your check list, and tell you about top birding locations. Get started by checking out Ontario Field Ornithologists, Bird Studies Canada, Birds Ontario and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, eBird global tool for birders.

Gardening with wildlife in mind

Turn your own backyard into an oasis for nature. Find out how to include a variety of plants and natural elements in your yard and garden to create habitat for birds, butterflies and other wildlife.

The Endangered Species Act

Contact your local ministry office

Often the best source of local information on species at risk is your nearest ministry office. Call with your questions or concerns.