Boreal Bird Blog
Observations and updates from our Senior Scientist, Dr. Jeff Wells, and the BSI science team
Archive: Science
October 22, 2018 | David Childs
Billions of birds are right now flying south from Canada’s Boreal forest to wintering grounds from the U.S. to South America. While this incredible flow of life washes across our continent, news...
September 14, 2018 | Dr. Jeff Wells
A rare event will take place next week in Austria. What makes the occasion so remarkable is the coming together of hundreds of people from around the globe who study and care about the world’s Boreal...
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 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...
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...

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