Boreal Bird Blog
Observations and updates from our Senior Scientist, Dr. Jeff Wells, and the BSI science team
August 24, 2016 | Dr. Jeff Wells
One hundred years ago this month, the U.S. signed the Migratory Bird Convention, a treaty between the U.S. and Canada in which both nations agreed to enact similar laws to protect migratory birds...
June 16, 2016 | David Childs
There is something truly unique about the wild side of Prince Albert National Park. Ness Creek sits just beyond the western boundary line of the park, 20 km NW of Big River, SK. Over the last two...
May 18, 2016 | David Childs
The 2016 State of the Birds report—the most comprehensive overview of bird populations and health in North America—was released today. One doesn’t need to dig far into the report to infer that birds...
May 14, 2016 | Dr. Jeff Wells
There are few things as exciting to a birder as the fleeting glimpses we get of the migratory birds that navigate through our parks and neighborhoods each spring. The sight of the birds that connect...
May 6, 2016 | David Childs
In Saskatchewan, protecting land from development has been part of our values since before the province was formed. In the late 1880s, with the buffalo all but gone and settlers arriving by the...
May 2, 2016 | David Childs
Climate change – it’s the hot topic that has our federal and provincial governments on their toes, trying to find solutions on how to reduce carbon (CO2) emissions and store those we generate....
March 2, 2016
Spring is on the horizon and birders everywhere are starting to get antsy for those first early migrants. This year is a very exciting one for me, as I’m waiting for the return of one of my newest...
February 24, 2016 | David Childs
Although the majority of birds in North America lack the vibrant hues of many of their tropical counterparts, there are a few families that strike an exception. Warblers are one such case: the dozens...
February 12, 2016 | David Childs
Each year, notable bird organizations convene to organize the Great Backyard Bird Count. Along with other major observation events such as the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) and the North American...
January 20, 2016 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Colleague Dr. Bill Laurance, one of the world’s top tropical forest ecologists and conservationists, recently authored two very compelling pieces about the future of the world’s Family of Five...

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