Boreal Bird Blog
Observations and updates from our Senior Scientist, Dr. Jeff Wells, and the BSI science team
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...
March 16, 2015 | David Childs
logo-bbnh.jpg Today, BSI has teamed up with Ducks Unlimited to launch a new campaign called Boreal Birds Need Half. As the title indicates, the campaign calls for the...
January 26, 2015 | David Childs
It isn’t often that we are granted the opportunity to engage in a political debate that could be labeled as ‘fun’. Although the political ramifications of identifying an official national bird for...

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