Boreal Bird Blog
Observations and updates from our Senior Scientist, Dr. Jeff Wells, and the BSI science team
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...
January 3, 2017 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Most people would assume that a bird named the Pine Grosbeak would have a close association with pine forests or pine trees. If you think that, you’re wrong. But it’s not your fault.
December 21, 2016 | Dr. Jeff Wells
The summit was led by and the agenda was set by Indigenous government, communities and leaders in contrast to most climate change related conferences are organized and led by government, researchers...
December 1, 2016
The Canada Warbler is an iconic and colorful warbler that breeds in the boreal forest of Canada and the United States and overwinters in the cloud forest and rainforest of the Amazon Basin and the...
November 23, 2016 | David Childs
As you may have heard, Canada is primed to finally have a national bird. After 2 years of careful consideration, the Royal Canadian Geographic Society has officially endorsed the Gray Jay as its...
November 16, 2016 | David Childs
While the United States has the Bald Eagle to carry its flag high in the sky as a symbol of unity between its 50 states, Canada has no such avian emblem to reflect the distinctive spirit of Canadians...
September 22, 2016 | Dr. Jeff Wells
A new report released by the Partners In Flight coalition contains a shocking statistic—there are a billion and a half fewer birds now on the North American continent then there was in 1970. That’s a...

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