Boreal Bird Blog
Observations and updates from our Senior Scientist, Dr. Jeff Wells, and the BSI science team
January 18, 2009 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Credit: Jeff Wells Most people who know me well say that I am not an excitable person. But the first time I ever saw a Northern Hawk Owl I was so excited I could not speak. I was probably 14 or 15...
January 18, 2009 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Just for fun I have posted up on YouTube a few very, very non-professional bird videos that I have done recently including some Pine Siskins at the feeder and a Northern Hawk Owl as seen through the...
December 23, 2008 | Dr. Jeff Wells
When the harshest conditions of winter descend on those of us who live in Canada and the northern U.S.—temperatures that go so low that snow makes a creaking sound as you walk over it, wind that...
December 3, 2008 | Dr. Jeff Wells
When it comes to assessing the true levels of impacts of industrial activities on wildlife, including birds, conservation science has a rather poor track record. Yes, we have the occasional estimate...
November 28, 2008 | Dr. Jeff Wells
We ended our trip in Toronto with another full day of meeting with reporters. Terry Root had made it up from a meeting in Mexico and Pascal Badeau came south from Winnipeg to join us. We were hosted...
November 19, 2008 | Dr. Jeff Wells
So here's one of the back stories of the first three days of our International Boreal Conservation Science Panel media tour. The renowned Stuart Pimm came up from Duke University on Monday to...
November 18, 2008 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Yesterday and today (Tuesday, Nov. 18) I have had the pleasure of being in Washington DC with several members of our newly formed International Boreal Conservation Science Panel.  The 14-member panel...
October 24, 2008 | Dr. Jeff Wells
 Pine Siskin Credit: Brian E. Small
September 25, 2008 | Dr. Jeff Wells
 Credit: Kevin T. Karlson
September 15, 2008 | Dr. Jeff Wells
This week here in Maine we had a major push of Boreal migrants through the state. On Wednesday night a friend and I listened as nocturnal calls of southbound migrants rang out from above the house at...

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