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Calgary Urban Species
Response Team

About Our

Founded in Fall of 2019, Calgary joined the efforts of organizations across North America working to reduce risks faced by migratory species.  Originally the focus was to document window strikes in downtown Calgary during migration but in 2022 we expanded our mandate to encompass all urban species and go beyond window strikes. 

Renamed the Calgary Urban Species Response Team (CUSRT), we continue to monitor window strikes and contribute to global databases each spring and fall but we have expanded to also look at how we can support wildlife year round. Enhancing urban habitat using native vegetation and helping the public at large learn more about our biodiversity are two areas we are working hard on. 



500 Million 

The number of birds estimated to breed in Canada each year

25 Million 

The number of birds estimated to die from window strikes annually in Canada

3 Billion 

The number of birds estimated to have disappeared from the North American landscape since 1970


The number of lives that can be saved through a few simple actions


Preventing Window Strikes

Supporting Native Wildlife

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Learning About the World Around Us


Interested in helping us with downtown window strikes surveys?

Want more information on supporting native wildlife in your backyard?

Have an idea for a citizen led learning opportunity?  

Get in touch!

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