Boreal Bird Blog
Observations and updates from our Senior Scientist, Dr. Jeff Wells, and the BSI science team
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...
August 21, 2005 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Thursday evening, Aug. 18
August 21, 2005 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Thursday, Aug. 18, Norman Wells A peek through the window shades when the alarm beeps at six confirms yesterday's forecast--rain, wind, and a low, gray cloud ceiling that hides the mountains. At...
August 19, 2005 | Dr. Jeff Wells
My father-in-law picked up the phone when I called home to my wife from the Mackenzie Hotel in Norman Wells. "What does it look like?" he asked before handing the phone over to my wife. Trying to...

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