Boreal Bird Blog
Observations and updates from our Senior Scientist, Dr. Jeff Wells, and the BSI science team
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...
January 14, 2016 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Some readers may recall past blogs about my annual winter flight out to Matinicus Island, ten or so miles off the Maine coast, to carry out the Christmas Bird Count that is now in its 11th season. We...
December 16, 2015 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Santa’s reindeer, or caribou as we call them here in North America, have been treated about as poorly by us as Ebenezer Scrooge treated Bob Cratchit in the classic Dicken’s tale, A Christmas Carol--...
December 10, 2015 | Dr. Jeff Wells
It was decades ago that I first witnessed the incredible spectacle of thousands of shorebirds—mostly Red Knots and Sanderlings—in a constantly moving mass along the thin ribbon of sand on a southern...
November 19, 2015 | David Childs
One of the areas in the Boreal Forest that we have been highlighting for years is the Broadback River Watershed within Eeyou Istchee of the Grand Council of the Crees territory in Quebec. The...
November 10, 2015 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Some modern scientific research capabilities seem almost like the proverbial pulling back of the magician’s curtain to reveal the hidden secret of a magic trick. That’s how we sometimes feel about...
November 2, 2015 | Dr. Jeff Wells
cpaws-talk.jpg Coming up this Thursday night (Nov. 5),  I get to be part of an event sponsored by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Ottawa Valley...

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