We at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy came to realize that our beautiful country does not have an official representative national bird. We are obviously well represented by the maple leaf and also have many other representative symbols. We have national products like maple syrup, we have national sports like ice hockey and lacrosse, we have animals such as the beaver, the moose, the caribou, the polar bear, the grizzly bear, the Canada goose, and the Canada lynx, but we do not have a national bird. Why? Meanwhile, bird watching is the number one hobby in the world, not to mention falconry being one of the oldest sports practiced in the world.
We think it is time for us to put forward a petition to our Federal government suggesting the nomination of an official bird to represent our country.
We will collect 200,000 signatures & suggestion, after that the winning suggestion will be formulated into a petition and handed to our local Member of Parliament to be presented to the House of Commons.
Using the electronic form provided HERE, we would like you to suggest a bird accompanied by a short text explaining why you are suggesting that particular bird.
Here are some criteria that you would want to respect before submitting your bird suggestion.
Here are multiple examples of provincial and national birds:
We put forward a couple suggestions ourselves, but feel free to suggest new ones too!