Boreal Bird Blog
Observations and updates from our Senior Scientist, Dr. Jeff Wells, and the BSI science team
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June 16, 2016 | David Childs
There is something truly unique about the wild side of Prince Albert National Park. Ness Creek sits just beyond the western boundary line of the park, 20 km NW of Big River, SK. Over the last two...
May 18, 2016 | David Childs
The 2016 State of the Birds report—the most comprehensive overview of bird populations and health in North America—was released today. One doesn’t need to dig far into the report to infer that birds...
May 14, 2016 | Dr. Jeff Wells
There are few things as exciting to a birder as the fleeting glimpses we get of the migratory birds that navigate through our parks and neighborhoods each spring. The sight of the birds that connect...
January 20, 2016 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Colleague Dr. Bill Laurance, one of the world’s top tropical forest ecologists and conservationists, recently authored two very compelling pieces about the future of the world’s Family of Five...
November 19, 2015 | David Childs
One of the areas in the Boreal Forest that we have been highlighting for years is the Broadback River Watershed within Eeyou Istchee of the Grand Council of the Crees territory in Quebec. The...
September 24, 2015 | Dr. Jeff Wells
North American Boreal.jpg Canada has been blessed with one of the world’s most vibrant and expansive breeding grounds for migratory birds. The Boreal forest, which...
September 2, 2015 | Dr. Jeff Wells
2015-Aug-books.jpg Two books have recently come across my desk by scientists that we work with frequently and that we count as great champions of Boreal forest...
June 24, 2015 | David Childs
2015june-passengerpigeon.jpg The Passenger Pigeon use to number in the billions before going extinct due to overhunting. Credit: Hayashi and Toda (artists) via...
March 16, 2015 | David Childs
logo-bbnh.jpg Today, BSI has teamed up with Ducks Unlimited to launch a new campaign called Boreal Birds Need Half. As the title indicates, the campaign calls for the...
January 26, 2015 | David Childs
It isn’t often that we are granted the opportunity to engage in a political debate that could be labeled as ‘fun’. Although the political ramifications of identifying an official national bird for...

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