Boreal Bird Blog
Observations and updates from our Senior Scientist, Dr. Jeff Wells, and the BSI science team
Archive: First Nations
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 11, 2017 | David Childs
As scientists we held a small clump of soil in our hands, symbolizing our ties to and our responsibilities to Mother Earth, and we heard and witnessed profound words of wisdom from Dave and other...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
December 16, 2015 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Santa’s reindeer, or caribou as we call them here in North America, have been treated about as poorly by us as Ebenezer Scrooge treated Bob Cratchit in the classic Dicken’s tale, A Christmas Carol--...

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