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.
In 2017, BECO received a 2-year grant from the Species at Risk Stewardship Fund to support our work on monitoring the impact of grassland bird stewardship projects and a 2-year grant from the Species at Risk Research Fund for Ontario to support our research on Bobolink reproductive 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) the distribution of Bobolink and Eastern Meadowlark in different land cover types.
The McLean Foundation
In 2017, BECO received a grant from The McLean Foundation to support our Prairie Warbler Project. In 2015, BECO received a grant for general support.
In 2016, BECO received a 3-year grant from Echo Foundation to support our birds at risk in agricultural landscapes program.
Colleges and Institutes Canada provided funding to support BECO’s birds at risk in agricultural landscapes program in 2016 and 2017 through the Clean Tech Internships 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.
BECO is working with the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association on the 2016-2017 project: Testing grazing strategies for Bobolink in pastures. Funding is provided through the Species at Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands program, an Environment and Climate Change Canada initiative.
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 the distribution of Bobolink and Eastern Meadowlark in different land cover types.
In 2016, BECO received a seed grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to support the launch of 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.
Helen McCrea Peacock Foundation
In 2015, BECO received a grant from the Helen McCrea Peacock Foundation at Toronto Foundation to support our Prairie Warbler Project.
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.
Government of Canada
The Canada Summer Jobs program contributed support for BECO field staff in 2015.
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.