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Birds on the Niagara, a Bi-National Celebration of Winter Birds

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. (February 2, 2021)— This Valentine’s Day weekend, birders from Canada and the U.S. will gather virtually in celebration of the extraordinary winter birds that call the Niagara River Corridor home.

The ‘3rd Annual Birds on the Niagara’ (BON21) will take place from February 12 to 14 and school groups, families, and experienced and novice birders alike are welcome to…

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Christmas Bird Counts 2020

There are five Christmas Bird Count events in Niagara this year. Started in 1900, the Christmas Bird Count is North America’s longest-running Citizen Science project. Counts happen in over 2000 localities throughout the Western Hemisphere. The information collected by thousands of volunteer participants forms one…

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Collaborative monitoring of Lyons Creek East using sediment, aquatic bugs, fish and wildlife

In June 2019, researchers from the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) and Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) coordinated their efforts to collect sediment, and bottom-dwelling aquatic invertebrates (invertebrates include many groups of organisms such as crayfish, insects and worms also called benthos or benthic invertebrates), from a portion of Lyons Creek East, located in Welland, Ontario. Lyons Creek East is one…

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Christmas Bird Counts in Niagara

There are four Christmas Bird Count events in Niagara this year. Started in 1900, the Christmas Bird Count is North America’s longest-running Citizen Science project. Counts happen in over 2000 localities throughout the Western Hemisphere. The information collected by thousands of volunteer participants forms one of the world’s largest sets of wildlife survey data. The results are used daily by conservation biologists and naturalists…

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Caged mussels: underwater spies for the Niagara River

Fish, mussels, and aquatic insects that live in the water or sediment can tell us about the potential risk of contaminants in the water that may impact our health. 

Mussels (Elliptio complanata), collected from an uncontaminated lake in south central Ontario, are placed in cages and deployed in the Niagara River on…

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About Us

Efforts from many key partners in the RAP Team continue to help complete priority actions for the restoration, protection, and enhancement of the Niagara River ecosystem. This initiative is made possible through the financial support of the Government of Canada and Ontario, in partnership with the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority.

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