Boreal Bird Blog
Observations and updates from our Senior Scientist, Dr. Jeff Wells, and the BSI science team
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...
November 3, 2017 | Dr. Jeff Wells
When it comes to birds, Quebec plays a critical role not just within Canada but across most of the Western Hemisphere. In large part thanks to its sizable amount of Boreal Forest—which has been...
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 22, 2017 | Dr. Jeff Wells
It's been recently reported that birders had spotted a Great Blue Heron in Hay River, a town along the southwest shore of Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories. In southern Canada and the U.S...
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...
September 7, 2017 | Dr. Jeff Wells
As we listen on the news of horrific damage from record-breaking hurricanes and forest fires across a broad swath of North America and the Caribbean, the 46th session of the Intergovernmental Panel...
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...
August 7, 2017 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Cuba may not be the first country you think of when you think of Boreal birds. But Cuba is the winter home for tens of millions of birds that breed in the Boreal Forest breeding birds and many more...
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 22, 2017 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Whether we live in dense city neighborhoods or deep in the woods, we all depend upon vibrant natural landscapes to keep the air clean, the water safe and the climate stable. We may never visit these...

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