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Thank you to the following partners and supporters for making our work possible!
BECO is also extremely grateful to the individual donors who support our projects.

Environmental Careers Organization of Canada (ECO Canada) provided funding to support BECO field biologists in 2020 and 2021.

The McLean Foundation

The McLean Foundation has provided support for BECO’s birds at risk in agricultural landscapes program each year since 2019. In 2017, we received a grant for our Prairie Warbler project. In 2015, we received a grant for general support.

S. M. Blair Family Foundation

In 2020, BECO received a grant from the S. M. Blair Family Foundation to support our 2021 grassland bird field research.

In 2020, BECO received a 2-year grant from the Species at Risk Stewardship Program to support our grassland bird research and collaboration with the agricultural community to contribute to the conservation of Ontario’s grassland birds at risk.

In 2017, BECO received a 2-year grant from the Species at Risk Stewardship Fund to support our work on monitoring Bobolink stewardship and a 2-year grant from the Species at Risk Research Fund for Ontario to support our research on Bobolink nest success in different land cover types and uses.

BECO received two grants from the Species at Risk Research Fund for Ontario in 2016 to support our research on: (1) Barn Swallows and social cues, and (2) Bobolink and Eastern Meadowlark habitat use.

Government of Canada

The Canada Summer Jobs program provided funding to support BECO field biologists in 2015, 2020, and 2021.

Colleges and Institutes Canada provided funding to support BECO field biologists in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2020 through the Clean Tech Internship program. This project was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada through the federal Department of the Environment and Climate Change. Ce projet a été réalisé avec l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada agissant par l’entremise du ministère fédéral de l’Environnement et du Changement climatique.

In 2020, BECO received funding from the Government of Ontario through Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association’s (OSCIA) Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program. This funding was provided in support of our birds at risk in agricultural landscapes program.

BECO collaborated with OSCIA on the 2016-2018 project: Testing grazing strategies for Bobolink. Funding was provided through the Species at Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands program, an Environment and Climate Change Canada initiative.

In 2019, BECO received a seed grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to support a new initiative in Grey County—convening with farmers and other stakeholders to develop a collaborative approach to grassland bird conservation.

In 2016, BECO received a seed grant to support the launch of our birds at risk in agricultural landscapes program.

Helen McCrea Peacock Foundation

In 2019, BECO received a grant from the Helen McCrea Peacock Foundation to support our birds at risk in agricultural landscapes program. In 2015, BECO received a grant in support of our Prairie Warbler project.

In 2018, BECO received a grant from the Ontario Wildlife Foundation to support our 2019 grassland bird stewardship project.

Colleges and Institutes Canada provided funding to support BECO field biologists in 2018 and 2019 through the Natural Resources Internship program. Funding for this initiative is provided by the Government of Canada through Natural Resources Canada’s Green Jobs – Science and Technology Internship Program, as part of the Youth Employment Strategy. Le financement de cette initiative est fourni par le gouvernement du Canada par l’entremise du Programme de stages en sciences et technologie – Emplois verts de Ressources naturelles Canada dans le cadre de la Stratégie emploi jeunesse.

In 2018, Monica Fromberger, a graduate student at Trent University, received a Mitacs Accelerate grant to work with BECO. Project title: Evaluating effects of local, landscape, and regional factors on Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) nest survival.

In 2016, Katherine Robbins, a graduate student at Memorial University, received a Mitacs Accelerate grant to work with BECO on a research project to investigate Bobolink and Eastern Meadowlark habitat use in different land cover types.

BECO collaborated with graduate student Monica Fromberger, Professor Erica Nol, and others in the Nol lab at Trent University on the Bobolink nest success project, 2017-2019.

In 2016, BECO received a 3-year grant from Echo Foundation to support our birds at risk in agricultural landscapes program.

Vortex Canada has loaned high quality optics to BECO for our field research since 2015.

Korax has provided BECO with free web hosting since 2015.

BECO collaborated with Bird Studies Canada on the 2014-2015 Barn Swallow social cues project.

Mountain Equipment Co-op

In 2015, Mountain Equipment Co-op donated a GPS unit to BECO through their Community Contributions program.

In 2015, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Grand River and Kitchener-Waterloo Chapters provided financial support for BECO’s Barn Swallow social cues project.

In 2015, the City of Waterloo funded the construction of two Barn Swallow nesting structures included in the social cues project.

Environment and Climate Change Canada

BECO has worked with the Canadian Wildlife Service on several projects since 2014.

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