The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is dedicated to promoting and enhancing public awareness for Canadian geography, and to strengthening the bond between Canadians and their diverse and vast geographical heritage. As one of Canada’s oldest and largest educational, non-profit organizations, the RCGS, and its iconic publication, Canadian Geographic, has been our country’s most recognized voice for connecting Canadians with the land, culture and environment in which they live.
Wholly owned by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Canadian Geographic Enterprises (CGE) publishes the award-winning Canadian Geographic magazine and Canadian Geographic Travel, the leading Canadian travel publication.
In addition, CGE operates related websites and the Canadian Geographic Photo Club, Canada’s largest online photographic community that is also the home of the annual Canadian Geographic Photo Contest and the Wildlife Photo of the Year Contest.
Canadian Geographic Enterprises’ net proceeds support the Society’s educational, research, and exploration programs.
Thank you to Bird Studies Canada — National Conservation Partner for the National Bird Project and Canada’s leading charity dedicated to bird science and conservation — for expertise and ongoing guidance. BSC’s mission is to conserve wild birds of Canada through sound science, on-the-ground actions, innovative partnerships, public engagement, and science-based advocacy. Data from BSC's volunteer surveys and targeted research projects are used to identify significant population changes and help direct conservation planning. Learn more at birdscanada.org.
Thank you to the Mitch Waite Group for the use of its range maps, which are featured in their iBird Guide to Birds of North America app for smart phones, tablets and desktops. This compendium of 816 birds also features a parameter-driven search engine (by location, habitat, family, colour, size, wing shape and more), hand drawn illustrations and photos, professionally recorded birdcalls and meticulous identification, behaviour and habitat details.