Boreal Bird Blog
Observations and updates from our Senior Scientist, Dr. Jeff Wells, and the BSI science team
Archive: First Nations
June 29, 2018 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Recently an elder from the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation in the Northwest Territories of Canada arrived in Maine after two days of traveling. Why did she endure all that grueling travel? She was...
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...
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...

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