Dr. David Bird is a Professor Emeritus of Wildlife Biology at McGill University, including teaching university-level courses in ornithology. He has been the strongest promoter for the Canada Jay to be designated as Canada’s national bird. He gave a wonderful Zoom presentation about this for the Nature Vancouver Birders’ Night in January 2022.
For 8 years Dr. Bird has been petitioning the federal government to make this happen, but so far it has shown no initiative in doing so.
Therefore, please go to www.canadajay.org for a great overview why he feels Canada needs a national bird and the 17 reasons he feels the Canada Jay is the most logical one to vote for. Below is the link to vote.