Boreal Bird Blog
Observations and updates from our Senior Scientist, Dr. Jeff Wells, and the BSI science team
January 13, 2006 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Seattle, Wed., Jan. 11, 2006 Skagit Valley. Samish Island. Padilla Bay. Unless you've spent time in Washington State, you've probably never heard of them. They're names that can make a birder's eyes...
January 10, 2006 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Even I sometimes need a wake-up call about how many birds have significant breeding populations in the Boreal. Take, for example, Red-tailed Hawk. If you read my last post you will remember that I...
January 9, 2006 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Cincinnati was not good to me. Well, not good to my little Boreal bird travel game at least. As we landed in the darkening skies, I saw four Red-tailed Hawks each sitting on the ground in its own...
January 9, 2006 | Dr. Jeff Wells
The birding was tough at LaGuardia. Our flight came in over Long Island sound and the Throgs Neck bridge�an area that hosts (or at least used to host) a significant wintering population of Greater...
January 9, 2006 | Dr. Jeff Wells
A three shrike weekend doesn't happen very often. Not for me at least. I think I once saw that many shrikes in a day when I was a teenager and snuck out the family car for a few hours of winter...
December 21, 2005 | Dr. Jeff Wells
"I don't know if I can do this," said a tense voice from the back of the plane. It was a small plane - a Cessna 207 for those who know something about such things - with just enough room for the...
November 22, 2005 | Dr. Jeff Wells
A few weekends ago on a Saturday taken up by leaf-raking and backyard soccer with my three-year old, I heard the sweet tinkling calls of my first American Tree Sparrows of the fall. Later, I tracked...
October 20, 2005 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Yesterday morning I came downstairs to the kitchen and, before breakfast, I checked the laptop computer I had left running on my kitchen table. The computer was hooked up to a microphone I had built...
September 30, 2005 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Sept. 30, 2005 My friend Will had predicted that today would be a major hawk migration day. Of course, he meant down on the coast at his favorite hawk-watching spot not 30 miles inland here along the...
September 23, 2005 | Dr. Jeff Wells
September 23, 2006 - Hallowell, Maine A few nights ago, a river of birds streamed over my head, over my little town in Maine, over Portland, and Boston and New York. I stood out on my porch in the...

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