Boreal Bird Blog
Observations and updates from our Senior Scientist, Dr. Jeff Wells, and the BSI science team
Archive: Thoughts about birds
July 11, 2017 | David Childs
Draped across the shoulders of North America lies a forest so vast, pristine, and filled with birdsong that one would be forgiven for thinking they’d lept into the pages of a fairy tale upon visiting...
May 12, 2017 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Each fall, billions of migratory birds pour south out of North America’s Boreal Forest after a summer of nesting and raising their young. But where exactly do they go? It’s a question that has...
March 27, 2017 | David Childs
If the Boreal Forest is the global ‘king’ of carbon, the Hudson and James Bay Lowlands would be the crown jewel. Wetlands dominate this open, expansive region...
March 22, 2017 | David Childs
While this mosaic of dense forest interspersed with open and mixed wetlands lacks the formal name and official boundaries of other conservation planning regions, it is right up there with some of...
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...
February 20, 2017 | David Childs
As the world struggles to curb climate change and shield endangered mammals, birds and plants from extinction, Canada has a giant solution hidden in plain sight: its wetlands.
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...
January 3, 2017 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Most people would assume that a bird named the Pine Grosbeak would have a close association with pine forests or pine trees. If you think that, you’re wrong. But it’s not your fault.
December 1, 2016
The Canada Warbler is an iconic and colorful warbler that breeds in the boreal forest of Canada and the United States and overwinters in the cloud forest and rainforest of the Amazon Basin and the...

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