Welcome to Bird Safe Guelph

Every year in Canada, an estimated 269 million birds and 2 million nests are destroyed due to human activities and infrastructure. Over 95% of bird deaths are caused by cat predation, and collisions with windows, vehicles, and transmission lines. Our mission is to educate our community about these issues and inspire action that helps save birds lives.

Current Events

School Programs has launched!

We are providing elementary school teachers with free online resources to teach students more about birds! We offer online packages that educators can download, including both a suggested classroom presentation and associated lesson plan in English and French.Β Check out our content here, and read more in Guelph Today’s article.

New video content on the importance of bird proofing your windows!

Check out our new videos, including a inspiring conversations with expects in the field, and a satirical demonstration of why glass is harmful to birds.

Guelph is a Bird Friendly City!

In 2022, Guelph became one of Nature Canada’s Bird Friendly cities. Our members continue to work toward improving bird safety in Guelph and helping the City uphold our designation. As part of the Bird Friendly Cities requirement, we host the annual Guelph Bird Day as a celebratory and educational event for community members on World Migratory Bird day. Save the date for this year’s Guelph Bird Day on Saturday May 13th 2023!

Guelph’s City Bird

The citizens of Guelph have spoken and the Black-capped Chickadee is officially our representative City Bird! Interested in sharing the news? Purchase your own City Bird sticker designed by our volunteer Shelby! 10% of profits are donated to help fund our initiatives.

Volunteer With Us

Our volunteer recruitment occurs biannually in September and January. Fill out our volunteer form here if you are interested in joining the team!

Past Highlights

Looking for inspiration and knowledge on local bird conservation activism? Check out our 2021-2022 Seminar Series!

Download and share our new infographic by KAP Design below:

Check out the video below for more information about what we do:

Read a blog post by our volunteer member Toby Czarny here: Rethinking Windows for Avian Conservation

Check out our social media posts for more information on bird conservation

Cover photo by Dani Nowosad, Logo by Emily Trendos and Roxy Chicalo