Boreal Bird Blog
Observations and updates from our Senior Scientist, Dr. Jeff Wells, and the BSI science team
May 13, 2007 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Do you think that George Bush knows that he has Boreal birds on the grounds of the White House? Last week when my wife Allison and I were in Washington, D.C., we strolled past the President's leafy...
April 2, 2007 | Dr. Jeff Wells
NEXRAD radar image from near Portland, Maine--early evening of March 25, 2006
March 2, 2007 | Dr. Jeff Wells
The first time I ever saw the white crescent moon shining from the purple-sheened head of a Barrow's Goldeneye was in April 1979—April 21st to be exact. That's according to the meticulous notes my...
January 17, 2007 | Dr. Jeff Wells
I drank a cup of cocoa and thought of Cape May Warblers. A few days ago Evan and I came in from an hour of winter-sledding in the backyard to the welcome discovery that Mom had mugs of sweet, hot...
December 15, 2006 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Victoria's Secret makes commitment to Boreal bird conservation. It seems more like the answer to a game in which the question would be, "name two phrases that would never be found in the same...
December 6, 2006 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Winter weather has just hit here in Maine in the last few days but my four-year-old son Evan has suddenly become an avid proponent of a typically summer game he calls "tennis." Sure, it's not really...
November 29, 2006 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Karen has invited me back! Karen D'Andrea, host of the Sound Ecology radio show originating from the campus of the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine, has invited me to chat with her...
October 17, 2006 | Dr. Jeff Wells
When Evan and I walked out to the garden yesterday to pick a Halloween pumpkin, we scared up a Winter Wren from the bushes. It chattered away at us while overhead groups of migrating Yellow-rumped...
September 29, 2006 | Dr. Jeff Wells
The crickets almost did me in. In August the population of crickets around my house was a tumult of sound. No matter how or where I set the microphone I use for recording the calls of nocturnally...
August 14, 2006 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Cabin at the Norman Wells visitor and cultural center It was Sunday morning (Aug. 13) and I was back home in central Maine. After a week away, I was getting reacquainted with the family, the house,...

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