Boreal Bird Blog
Observations and updates from our Senior Scientist, Dr. Jeff Wells, and the BSI science team
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...
November 15, 2014 | Dr. Jeff Wells
An event like the World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia is staggeringly bewildering. With 6,000 attendees and dozens of presentations, meetings, and events happening at any minute of the day, it...
November 14, 2014 | Dr. Jeff Wells
wpc2014-logo.png I arrived this morning (Nov. 14) after 20+ hours of flying and traveling in Sydney, Australia to attend the once-in-a-decade World Parks Congress. The...
November 7, 2014 | Dr. Jeff Wells
It seems so far away from us — and it is. But as colder air dominates our days now in late October and early November, and with winter birds beginning to arrive, the far north of Quebec may not seem...
October 29, 2014 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Ever heard of Quebec’s Triton Club Lodge—or more correctly La Seigneurie du Triton? Until recently neither had I, but a few weeks ago (Sept. 29-Oct. 2) I had the opportunity to visit this historic,...

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