Boreal Bird Blog
Observations and updates from our Senior Scientist, Dr. Jeff Wells, and the BSI science team
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 21, 2016 | Dr. Jeff Wells
The summit was led by and the agenda was set by Indigenous government, communities and leaders in contrast to most climate change related conferences are organized and led by government, researchers...
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...
November 23, 2016 | David Childs
As you may have heard, Canada is primed to finally have a national bird. After 2 years of careful consideration, the Royal Canadian Geographic Society has officially endorsed the Gray Jay as its...
November 16, 2016 | David Childs
While the United States has the Bald Eagle to carry its flag high in the sky as a symbol of unity between its 50 states, Canada has no such avian emblem to reflect the distinctive spirit of Canadians...
September 22, 2016 | Dr. Jeff Wells
A new report released by the Partners In Flight coalition contains a shocking statistic—there are a billion and a half fewer birds now on the North American continent then there was in 1970. That’s a...
September 13, 2016 | David Childs
By now you may have heard the good news: Maine has a new 87,500-acre national monument located just to the east of Baxter State Park. Named the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, the area...
September 8, 2016 | David Childs
After two weeks of shorebird watching on the saltwater shores of James Bay, the migration highway for shorebirds, I am back. I stayed at camp Longridge Point with some keen biologists and crack...
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...
June 16, 2016 | David Childs
There is something truly unique about the wild side of Prince Albert National Park. Ness Creek sits just beyond the western boundary line of the park, 20 km NW of Big River, SK. Over the last two...

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