Kevin Shackleton, Vice President of Ontario Nature, recently visited the remote and rugged region around Fort Severn, Ontario, the most northern community in the province as a part of his Big Year. Although few trees exist in this northern boreal forest region, it’s a great place to see many waterfowl and shorebirds. It’s also adjacent [...]
Archive for August, 2012
Just a quick update that Pingo has in fact landed in Brazil after the long, multi-day migration beginning in Maritime Canada. There was some guessing as to whether Pingo would end up in Brazil or the neighboring French Guiana. Pingo had to navigate around Tropical Storm Isaac (better illustrated with this map from the previous update). [...]
In our last post we outlined the success of the terrific Whimbrel satellite tracking program led by the Center for Conservation Biology and partners. It has led to all sorts of new information about Whimbrels and their migration. Of particular note was the recent discovery of a new migration route being used by several Whimbrels [...]
Until recently, Whimbrels have proved to be somewhat of a mystery to scientists. Noting a decline among the long-distant migrants, which typically breed up in arctic Canada, scientists set out to better understand the everyday life of a Whimbrel and what might be leading to their decline.
Credit: James Robinson
Part of the difficulty in understanding [...]
The following is a guest post from Alan Young of the Canadian Boreal Initiative (CBI). CBI brings together diverse partners to create new solutions for boreal forest conservation and works as a catalyst supporting on-the-ground efforts across the boreal. Hope you enjoy the read.
Manitoba’s boreal is at the heart of the declining Bay-Breasted Warbler’s range
Credit: Jeff [...]
Just over two years ago the unthinkable happened. After decades of disputes and fighting over logging in pristine parts of Canada’s boreal forest, environmentalists and forest companies finally decided to talk to each other directly about their concerns rather than by exchanging sound bites through the media.
Log pile in Canada’s boreal forest
Credit: Garth Lenz