1. The National Bird Project has one mission: to designate an official bird for Canada by 2017. But which of our more than 450 species should be given such an honour?
  2. We have the almighty beaver, but we do not have a bird.
  3. The Canadian Geographic’s National Bird Project is asking Canadians to help in the search for finding a species that can represent this nation of forest, prairie grassland, Arctic and sub-Arctic, maritime and wetland, agricultural and urban. You can vote for your favourite species here.
  4. In the lead, as of this post, is the common loon (Gavia immer) with over 1,000 votes:
  5. The Canada goose (Branta canadensis) is in second place with just under 400 votes:
  6. The Atlantic puffin (Fratercula artica) has just over 100 votes:
  7. The belted kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) has just over 30 votes:
  8. The common murre has a mere 6 votes as of this post:
  9. The tundra swan (Cygnus columbianus) has only 5 votes.
  10. Here's what some of your fellow Canadians had to say about which bird they would vote for:
  11. Blue jay, kingfisher, arctic owl..
  12. Either the loon or the Candian goose.
  13. The loon-it has a beautiful call and is associated with aboriginal myths. Found in almost every part of Canada.
  14. I already thought The Loon was our national bird since it is on our coins.Personally I think it should be the peregrine falcon
  15. The Northern Shrike. Its the only Canadian bird that marks its territory by impaling smaller birds/bats/moths onto thorns or barbwire. We need a symbol of Strength. A bird of prey is best suited.
  16. I choose the snowy owl because it is the true Canadian color
  17. Should be canadian goose
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