Boreal Bird Blog
Observations and updates from our Senior Scientist, Dr. Jeff Wells, and the BSI science team
August 8, 2006 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Things didn't go as planned of course. Mel met me last night in Edmonton, suffering from a head cold that had plugged his ears so badly that he couldn't hear anything I said to him. He and I flew on...
August 7, 2006 | Dr. Jeff Wells
This is not migration. Today (Monday, Aug. 7) I am on my way to Yellowknife via Portland and Chicago and Edmonton. I am awash in swirling currents of humanity, people traveling here and there, back...
August 2, 2006 | Dr. Jeff Wells
DEFINITIONSDunnes - Pete and Linda Three W's - Weidensaul, White, and Wells Bird the Boreal - read on
May 22, 2006 | Dr. Jeff Wells
The taxi driver could not believe it. "There are birds flying over at night?" he kept repeating as he looked at me in the rear view mirror. It was Friday afternoon and I was on my way to the Audubon...
May 11, 2006 | Dr. Jeff Wells
I got my first Veery of the year. To be exact, my microphone and automatic detector got its first Veery of the year. It passed over the house at 10:55 PM on May 8th. I have yet to see one or hear one...
May 4, 2006 | Dr. Jeff Wells
My fancy, high-tech pressure zone microphone in action. Last night (May 3rd) you could feel the tropics in the air. It felt as though the temperature just kept rising. At nine-thirty when I went out...
May 1, 2006 | Dr. Jeff Wells
May 1, 2006 Since the beginning of April, I've been recording nocturnal bird calls on most good migration nights at my home in Maine. I have a microphone built based on the specifications available...
April 5, 2006 | Dr. Jeff Wells
I am in Florida. Yes, we've seen the alligators, palm trees, vultures, and spoonbills. But every morning when we walk through the shady Spanish-moss draped live oaks, we hear the tell-tale chatter...
February 23, 2006 | Dr. Jeff Wells
It's always in the top 10 most frequently reported species in the Great Backyard Bird Count. Over 80% of its entire population nests in the Boreal--over 100 million birds! About 226,000 of them were...
February 10, 2006 | Dr. Jeff Wells
This was the Northern Shrike that I saw last August while in Deline, Northwest Territories. To see a good photo of a Northern Shrike click here. I thought the three-shrike weekend I reported last...

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