Bird Studies Canada (BSC) is Canada's national bird conservation organization. BSC began as the Long Point Bird Observatory in 1960, changing its name in 1998 to reflect the growing national scope of its research programs. Its mission is to advance the understanding, appreciation and conservation of wild birds and their habitats through studies that engage the skills, enthusiasm and support of volunteers, members, staff and the interested public. BSC conducts a wide range of local, regional, national and international programs, dependent upon the active involvement of thousands of volunteer "Citizen Scientists", guided by a small group of professional scientists. Its national headquarters are located near Port Rowan and Long Point, Ontario, Canada.
On August 5, 2014, BSC announced that longtime president Dr George Finney would be stepping down and would be succeeded by Steven Price.
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