Just because – I have been a bird watcher and feeder and planter of trees and bushes and flowers for them – for a lifetime – I am pleased to share this news from the National Bird Project – “Thank you for your help determining Canada’s national bird! There are more than 450 species of birds across Canada, but until now, not one of them has been designated as our national bird. In 2015, the team at Canadian Geographic decided it was time to change that, and founded the National Bird Project with the aim of declaring an official bird for Canada by 2017, the 150th anniversary of Confederation. We give you the gray jay. Also known as the whiskey jack or Canada jay, it is Canadian Geographic’s official choice for National Bird of Canada.” [Note – this link also includes the votes received by other birds and water fowl – an illustrious group!