Boreal Bird Blog
Observations and updates from our Senior Scientist, Dr. Jeff Wells, and the BSI science team
Archive: Conservation
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...
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...
November 7, 2017 | Dr. Jeff Wells
The 2017 UN Climate Change Conference (“COP 23” in shorthand), the major annual meeting on addressing climate change through the treaties of the United Nations, is underway this week in Bonn, Germany...
November 3, 2017 | Dr. Jeff Wells
When it comes to birds, Quebec plays a critical role not just within Canada but across most of the Western Hemisphere. In large part thanks to its sizable amount of Boreal Forest—which has been...
October 6, 2017 | Dr. Jeff Wells
For birds besieged by habitat loss and climate change across much of the globe, descending into a lush landscape where pristine lakes, rivers, wetlands, and woodlands unfold as far as the eye can see...
September 7, 2017 | Dr. Jeff Wells
As we listen on the news of horrific damage from record-breaking hurricanes and forest fires across a broad swath of North America and the Caribbean, the 46th session of the Intergovernmental Panel...
August 23, 2017 | David Childs
As millions of people across North America flock to swimming holes at nearby lakes and rivers to escape the heat, so too do billions of migratory birds. But for the birds, these waterways represent...

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