Boreal Bird Blog
Observations and updates from our Senior Scientist, Dr. Jeff Wells, and the BSI science team
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...
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...
April 10, 2017 | Dr. Jeff Wells
How many people know the truth about what is needed to maintain our animals, plants, clean air, clean water, and other values that keep us humans alive and healthy? Still not enough, apparently...
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 16, 2017 | David Childs
Nestled in the heart of the Boreal Forest and spanning the Manitoba-Ontario border east of Lake Winnipeg, Pimachiowin Aki lives up to its Anishinaabe name that translates to “the land that gives life...
March 3, 2017 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Most people go to Banff, Alberta at this time of year for skiing. But my colleagues and I are going to be there next week for an entirely different reason: the 2017 Canadian Parks Conference!

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