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Long Point Waterfowl is dedicated to waterfowl- and wetland- research, conservation, education, and the celebration of our hunting heritage.

Establishment, Structure and Support for Long Point Waterfowl

Long Point Waterfowl was established in the late 1980s through the conservation-minded efforts and funding provided by the Bluff’s Club (a private hunting and conservation organization concerned with long-term welfare of waterfowl at Long Point). Long Point Waterfowl is administered through Bird Studies Canada and governed by a Board of Directors and a Scientific Advisory Committee. Representatives of Bird Studies Canada, the Bluff’s Club, the Canadian Wildlife Service, Ducks Unlimited Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, S. C. Johnson Limited, the University of Western Ontario and other private interests make up the Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Committee.

Long Point Waterfowl is supported through the generosity of conservation-minded hunters as well as through numerous government, non-government and corporate interests.
Our Purpose

The primary purpose of Long Point Waterfowl is to study the staging ecology and requirements of waterfowl on the lower Great Lakes. We also monitor trends in the distribution and abundance of waterfowl, perform research on waterfowl habitats, and generate information useful for management purposes.

By making the results of our work available to the public and scientific community, we are a strong voice for conservation and we make substantial contributions to the science of waterfowl and wetland ecology. Long Point Waterfowl is also committed to providing hands-on opportunities for youth wildlife technicians, biologists and scientists, as well as to increasing public awareness of the important of maintaining healthy wetlands and sustainable waterfowl populations.

Our Mission and Vision

The mission of Long Point Waterfowl is to advance the conservation and management of waterfowl and other wetland associated organisms and their habitats.

We do this through research, monitoring, and education-based initiatives with a principal focus in the lower Great Lakes region, and a secondary focus in Ontario or elsewhere where Long Point birds live during part of the year.

Long Point Waterfowl will be recognized and respected internationally as a leader in conservation and management of waterfowl and other wetland associated organisms and their habitats through focused research, monitoring, and education initiatives.

Accessible Customer Service Policy

Bird Studies Canada strives at all times to provide its goods and services in a way that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities. We are also committed to giving people with disabilities the same opportunity to access our goods and services, in the same place and in a similar way as other customers. Our service policy is available here.

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