Boreal Bird Blog
Observations and updates from our Senior Scientist, Dr. Jeff Wells, and the BSI science team
April 1, 2008 | Dr. Jeff Wells
After eagerly awaiting the arrival of my copy of the "Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Ontario 2001-2005" for a few weeks, I was excited to find it sitting on my doorstep yesterday afternoon. From the...
March 25, 2008 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Today's thoughts are from Matt Medler, BSI Science Coordinator. As a group, blackbirds are among our best known and most noticeable birds. North America's three grackle species are all large, loud...
March 18, 2008 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Today's thoughts are from Matt Medler, BSI Science Coordinator. Dr. Jeff Wells will be appearing on two radio talk shows next week. Click for more info. Here in the Albany area and across most of "...
March 8, 2008 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Just a quick note in case anyone wants to see or hear more about bird conservation and Boreal birds: National Geographic's Wild Chronicles has released a fabulous new show on Boreal birds and their...
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...

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