Boreal Bird Blog
Observations and updates from our Senior Scientist, Dr. Jeff Wells, and the BSI science team
March 27, 2017 | David Childs
If the Boreal Forest is the global ‘king’ of carbon, the Hudson and James Bay Lowlands would be the crown jewel. Wetlands dominate this open, expansive region...
March 22, 2017 | David Childs
While this mosaic of dense forest interspersed with open and mixed wetlands lacks the formal name and official boundaries of other conservation planning regions, it is right up there with some of...
March 16, 2017 | David Childs
Nestled in the heart of the Boreal Forest and spanning the Manitoba-Ontario border east of Lake Winnipeg, Pimachiowin Aki lives up to its Anishinaabe name that translates to “the land that gives life...
March 3, 2017 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Most people go to Banff, Alberta at this time of year for skiing. But my colleagues and I are going to be there next week for an entirely different reason: the 2017 Canadian Parks Conference!
March 1, 2017 | David Childs
Water is the dominant theme throughout much of Thaidene Nene. Wrapping around the East Arm of Great Slave Lake—the world’s 9th largest lake—Thaidene Nene extends far to the northeast and encircles a...
February 22, 2017 | David Childs
Better known as Ts’ude niline Tu’eyeta to the Dene and Métis peoples of the Sahtu Region, Ramparts River and Wetlands is internationally acclaimed for its high volume of carbon-dense wetlands and its...
February 20, 2017 | David Childs
As the world struggles to curb climate change and shield endangered mammals, birds and plants from extinction, Canada has a giant solution hidden in plain sight: its wetlands.
February 9, 2017 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Turner was sent by the Smithsonian Institution to northern Ungava where he lived from 1882-1884. While there, he collected thousands of specimens of animals, plants and photos as well as...
February 2, 2017 | Dr. Jeff Wells
It’s World Wetlands Day today, Feb. 2nd, 2017.And could there be a more fitting place to remember during this celebration than the most wetland-rich nation and biome on the planet?Canada, and...
January 19, 2017 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Here at the Boreal Songbird Initiative we have been excited by a unique opportunity to bring together Indigenous science and Western science in collaboration with some of our Indigenous partners. We...

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