BECO is a non-profit organization that uses ecological research to advance the conservation of birds in Ontario.
February 2024 — BECO is hiring! We’re seeking 2 experienced field biologists to join our team this spring. See the job posting for details.
November 2023 — BECO celebrates 10 years! Read about our recent achievements in our 5-year retrospective report.
August 2023 — Read about our field research in this recent issue of BECO News.
August 2023 — BECO attends the 2023 joint meeting of the American Ornithological Society and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists/Société des ornithologistes du Canada, presenting a poster on stewardship for nesting grasshopper sparrows on farms in Ontario.
February 2023 — BECO’s research on grassland birds in the Grey Dufferin Community Pasture published in The Canadian Field-Naturalist.
February 2023 — Learn more about the secretive Grasshopper Sparrow in our newly created Grasshopper Sparrow fact sheet.
February 2022 — BECO’s research on worldwide bird population declines published in Ibis and featured in Wiley’s Research Headlines, EurekAlert!, and Science Magazine. Read more about this research in a post by lead author, Xuan Zhang, on the BOU blog.
September 2021 — Farmtario features an article about our Ontario Trillium Foundation project and 2021 field research.
May 2021 — The Beef Farmers of Ontario publish an article by BECO about Bobolink conservation in the Ontario Beef magazine.
October 2020 — Bobolink nest survival research published in Avian Conservation and Ecology.
September 2020 — BECO’s research on estimating Bobolink abundance published in the Journal of Field Ornithology.
July 2020 — Our Barn Swallows and social cues research paper receives the James Fletcher Award for best paper in a volume of The Canadian Field-Naturalist.
April 2020 — Find out about bird life in agricultural grasslands on BECO’s new grassland bird website!
Title photo credit: Jaelyn Kloepfer