The Eastern Loggerhead Shrike Recovery Program wants your help! Wildlife Preservation Canada (WPC) is looking for volunteers for the 2017 Adopt-A-Site program, to survey for Loggerhead Shrike and a suite of other grassland birds in a number of shrike ‘hot-spots’ across Ontario (Carden, Grey-Bruce, Napanee, Manitoulin, Pembroke/Renfrew and Smiths Falls)...
The Loggerhead Shrike has suffered serious declines throughout its historic breeding range over the last 50 years, and the eastern subspecies, found in Ontario, has been designated as endangered in Canada since 1991. WPC has been leading the recovery effort for this bird since 2003, and every year our field staff to monitor the numbers and breeding success of wild birds, and breed birds in captivity to bolster the wild population.
The Adopt-A-Site program uses volunteer effort to locate shrikes throughout their breeding range in Ontario. Participants are asked to survey their designated sites 2 or 3 times over the spring and summer (April 15th to June 30th) for evidence of breeding birds. The information gathered on shrikes will be used to assist field staff with carrying out various recovery activities and provide valuable information contributing to accurate broad-scale population counts.
ELB would like to put together a group of volunteers to Adopt-A-Site! If you are interested in participating in the program, please contact Morgan Roblin (firstname.lastname@example.org).