Boreal Bird Blog
Observations and updates from our Senior Scientist, Dr. Jeff Wells, and the BSI science team
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!
March 1, 2017 | Jeff Wells
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 | Jeff Wells
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 | Jeff Wells
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.
February 9, 2017 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Turner was sent by the Smithsonian Institution to northern Ungava where he lived from 1882-1884. While there, he collected thousands of specimens of animals, plants and photos as well as...
February 2, 2017 | Dr. Jeff Wells
graphic-wetlands.jpg It’s World Wetlands Day today, Feb. 2nd, 2017.And could there be a more fitting place to remember during this celebration than the most wetland-...
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 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...



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