Boreal Bird Blog
Observations and updates from our Senior Scientist, Dr. Jeff Wells, and the BSI science team
February 28, 2008 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Last week my family and I stood in the warm white sand of a central Florida conservation area and tried to etch in memory the sight of a pair of stout-billed, blue and gray colored Florida Scrub-Jays...
February 1, 2008 | Dr. Jeff Wells
I don't know what the biggest news in the bird watching world was this week - maybe the Ross's Gull that appeared at Niagara Falls or maybe the continuing higher-than-usual numbers of many Boreal...
January 29, 2008 | David Childs
I'd like to introduce Matt Medler, the Science Coordinator for the Boreal Songbird Initiative. Starting this week, he will be contributing to the BSI Boreal Bird Blog on a regular basis. Prior to...
January 11, 2008 | Dr. Jeff Wells
It's raining here in Maine this early January morning. After the below-zero (F) temperatures and huge snowfalls of a few weeks ago, it is quite a surprise and not necessarily a welcome one...
January 1, 2008 | Dr. Jeff Wells
It's still snowing here in Maine as we usher in the first day of 2008. There is so much snow that birders here in Maine have now started keeping snowshoe and ski bird lists. We haven't had snow like...
November 28, 2007 | Dr. Jeff Wells
A new scientifically-derived list of 178 endangered and threatened North American bird species released today from Audubon and the American Bird Conservancy includes at least 60 species that occur...
November 1, 2007 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Today (Thursday, 11/1) I will have the pleasure of talking to Larry Meiller of Wisconsin Public Radio at 12:45 AM EST about bird conservation and the themes of our Bird Conservation:Share-the-secrets...
October 23, 2007 | Dr. Jeff Wells
We are awash in Boreal birds. Right now the eastern U.S. is filled with White-throated Sparrows, Winter Wrens, Yellow-rumped Warblers, Dark-eyed Juncos, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, and tens of...
September 19, 2007 | Dr. Jeff Wells
On Sunday (9/16), I had the pleasure of traveling to Damariscove Island - a small island off of Boothbay Harbor, Maine - with the Boothbay Region Land Trust and 50-60 other people.
August 15, 2007 | Dr. Jeff Wells
It is 9 pm on a mid-August Wednesday night. I sit on the porch of my house here in Maine. Stars speckle the dark sky above, a din of cricket sounds enveloping me. It's not quiet but it is peaceful....

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