Boreal Bird Blog
Observations and updates from our Senior Scientist, Dr. Jeff Wells, and the BSI science team
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...
September 24, 2015 | Dr. Jeff Wells
North American Boreal.jpg Canada has been blessed with one of the world’s most vibrant and expansive breeding grounds for migratory birds. The Boreal forest, which...
September 2, 2015 | Dr. Jeff Wells
2015-Aug-books.jpg Two books have recently come across my desk by scientists that we work with frequently and that we count as great champions of Boreal forest...
June 24, 2015 | David Childs
2015june-passengerpigeon.jpg The Passenger Pigeon use to number in the billions before going extinct due to overhunting. Credit: Hayashi and Toda (artists) via...
May 5, 2015 | David Childs
cornell-bigday-2015.jpg It’s that time of year again. The time when we’re greeted each morning by the exuberant chatter of migrants as they pass through our...

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