Boreal Bird Blog
Observations and updates from our Senior Scientist, Dr. Jeff Wells, and the BSI science team
May 10, 2018 | David Childs
One of the most celebrated symbols of spring around the world is the arrival of migratory birds. As late migrants navigate through our neighborhoods and as earlier migrants begin to settle in and...
February 27, 2018 | Dr. Jeff Wells
There is big news for us humans today. That’s because the Canadian government released a new budget that will do good things for the natural world that we, and all animals and plants, rely on for...
February 22, 2018 | Dr. Jeff Wells
The years 1914 to 1918 are an abstraction for most of us. But those years played a pivotal role across much of the world. A small regional conflict and a series of political miscalculations drew in...
February 13, 2018 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Early one fall morning more than 22 years ago, together with perhaps 8-10 of my colleagues from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, I piled into a large white van. We rode south from Ithaca, New York for...
February 5, 2018 | David Childs
The deep sea may be what we know least about when it comes to the planet we call home. Until recently, bird migration wasn’t too far behind it. Thanks to incredible advancements in technology in...
November 15, 2017 | David Childs
Boreal woodpeckers, namely American Three-toed and Black-backed Woodpeckers, are known to respond to the intensity and severity of natural disturbances, such as forest fires. These species are also...
November 14, 2017 | David Childs
Bright yellow and slate blue Canada warblers have been flying out of the boreal forest in the past few months heading south for the winter. These tiny songbirds are strong enough to make a thousand-...
November 10, 2017 | Dr. Jeff Wells
As Forest Day gets ready to unfold at the Global Climate Action forum on Sunday at the 2017 UN Conference on Climate Change (COP 23), here are a few facts to consider: The Boreal Forest of Canada and...
November 9, 2017 | Dr. Jeff Wells
One of the major concerns that has held back efforts to conserve forests in the name of fighting climate change is the worry that it could undermine the absolutely crucial need to stem the flow of...
November 8, 2017 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Conceptually, protecting forests for the sake of their carbon is easy. But in conversations about natural solutions to climate change, especially protecting or restoring forests, one quickly can get...

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