Boreal Bird Blog
Observations and updates from our Senior Scientist, Dr. Jeff Wells, and the BSI science team
Archive: Waterfowl
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.
August 24, 2016 | Dr. Jeff Wells
One hundred years ago this month, the U.S. signed the Migratory Bird Convention, a treaty between the U.S. and Canada in which both nations agreed to enact similar laws to protect migratory birds...
January 14, 2016 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Some readers may recall past blogs about my annual winter flight out to Matinicus Island, ten or so miles off the Maine coast, to carry out the Christmas Bird Count that is now in its 11th season. We...
June 23, 2014 | Dr. Jeff Wells
I had the good fortune to be able to visit Yellowknife—one of my favorite northern places—a few weeks ago (May 21, 2014). I have been to Yellowknife a number of times over the past nine years since...
April 7, 2014 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Although the effects of this year's polar vortex—which blanked much of the eastern U.S. and Canada with snow and freezing temperatures—are mostly coming to a close, the effects on bird populations...
December 2, 2013 | David Childs
This great story and photos just came out in Canadian Geographic about the Saskatchewan River Delta—one of the ten cool biodiversity hotspots that we profiled in our report last May. Referred to as a...

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