Boreal Bird Blog
Observations and updates from our Senior Scientist, Dr. Jeff Wells, and the BSI science team
August 14, 2005 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Canadian North--a medium size white jet with a yellow sun and polar bear painted on its blue tail--boards from the rear via a stairway. The rear boarding reminds me of some flights to and from small...
August 14, 2005 | Dr. Jeff Wells
3:00 PM Edmonton, Alberta This morning (8/14) I left my home in Maine at 6 AM, the sound of one of the last singing American Robins echoing around the neighborhood. Eleven hours and several bouts of...
August 11, 2005 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Map of area Dr. Jeff Wells is visiting On Sunday (8/14), I leave for a five-day fact-finding exploration of the Northwest Territory’s Mackenzie Valley. The Mackenzie River, Canada’s longest, flows 1,...
August 4, 2005 | Dr. Jeff Wells
We sometimes think of the Boreal as a vast forest and, in part, it is. But the Boreal also contains vast wetlands - over a million lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, and bogs. The Boreal is home to...
July 20, 2005 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Short-billed Dowitcher Credit: Jeff Nadler Bonaparte's Gull Credit: Glen Tepke
June 23, 2005 | Dr. Jeff Wells
The vastness and remoteness of the Boreal forest has ensured that many aspects of the biology of birds of the Boreal are poorly known. Wetlands of the Boreal are critically important breeding and...
June 1, 2005 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Congratulations to Rich Eakin of Portland, Maine for having the top Maine entry for our Boreal Birds contest and winning a prize package from the Wild Bird Center of Yarmouth, Maine that includes the...
May 20, 2005 | Dr. Jeff Wells
The contest to guess the correct number of boreal birds that the Boreal Birders identified during the 2005 World Series of Birding on May 14 closed on May 18. The Boreal Birders found 116 species of...
May 13, 2005 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Posted by: Jeff Wells Today was my last chance in the north to do a dry run. The morning started cold--I actually had to pull out my winter hat and gloves! I don't know if it was the cold or the lack...
May 13, 2005 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Posted by: Derek Lovitch Dave Sherwood and I left the southern home base in Millville, after enjoying another spectacular sunrise over the Maurice River. If I sent you a picture, and asked you to...

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