Credit: Tom Vezo
(David posting again on behalf of Jeff) I was waiting for the bus today outside my neighborhood coffee shop in Seattle when something caught my eye. Typically arriving a few minutes early to ensure I don’t miss my bus, I usually scan the headlines on the front pages of USA Today and [...]
Archive for February, 2010
(This is David again posting on behalf of Jeff, who is out for a few weeks…)
You may have already seen this already, but there’s an awesome new bird networking site called We Love Birds, which was a joint collaboration between the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
If you haven’t checked it [...]
This is David, one of Jeff’s colleagues at the Boreal Songbird Initiative. Jeff is working limited hours this month, so I might be posting sporadically on his behalf – just introducing myself!
There were two important events we mentioned earlier that happened in Canada’s Boreal forest this past month. The first was a report released by [...]
Birding in Quebec
Credit: Garth Lenz
I thought I’d send a reminder to you all that the 13th annual Great Backyard Bird Count starts tomorrow (the 12th) and goes to the 15th. It’s a great opportunity for local birders to contribute their sightings to a larger database where researchers and experts can better understand bird behavior and [...]
Credit: Parks Canada
Today the government of Canada announced the creation of a vast new national park. Mealy Mountains National Park will be larger than Yellowstone and Yosemite combined, and will act as a vital refuge for increasingly threatened species like woodland caribou and the eastern population of the Harlequin Duck.
Credit: Tom Vezo
In addition, the park [...]
I recently did a radio interview with Robin Young on her daily show Here and Now, on Boston public radio WBUR 90.9 FM. I mostly discussed the global importance of boreal forests and peatlands and their ability to sequester and store massive ammounts of carbon, but also mentioned some birds have adapted well to peatlands, [...]
Today a report by the Boreal Songbird Initiative, the Canadian Boreal Initiative, and the David Suzuki Foundation was released about the increased need to recognize the traditional relationships between indigenous peoples of the boreal forest and the plants they’ve depended on for thousands of years. It’s easy to think about threatened wildlife or carbon storage [...]