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Wildlife Preservation Canada (WPC) is looking for volunteer surveyors for the 2021 Adopt-A-Site program. We are looking for help in a number of historic shrike ‘hot-spots’ across Ontario (Carden, Napanee, Grey-Bruce, Manitoulin, Pembroke/Renfrew and Smiths Falls).
Volunteers are asked to survey their designated sites three times over the spring and summer (April 15th to June 30th) for evidence of Loggerhead Shrikes, and a suite of other birds found in the same habitat. The information gathered on shrikes will be used to assist field staff with carrying out various recovery activities and provide valuable information contributing to accurate broad-scale population counts.
The Loggerhead Shrike has suffered serious declines throughout its historic breeding range over the last 50 years. The eastern subspecies, found in Ontario, has been designated endangered in Canada since 1991. WPC has been leading the recovery effort for this bird since 2003, and every year our field staff to monitor the numbers and breeding success of wild birds, and release captive-bred juveniles to bolster the wild population. A summary of last year’s recovery activities can be found here:
If you would like to help, or would like more information on the Adopt-A-Site program, please contact me.
Thanks in advance, from the whole Shrike Recovery Team!
Hazel Wheeler, MSc (she/they)
Lead Biologist - Eastern Loggerhead Shrike Recovery
Wildlife Preservation Canada https://wildlifepreservation.ca/
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We respectfully acknowledge that Wildlife Preservation Canada's head office is on the homelands of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Attawandaron peoples, and on the treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.