Boreal Bird Blog
Observations and updates from our Senior Scientist, Dr. Jeff Wells, and the BSI science team
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,...
October 20, 2014 | David Childs
With one fell swoop, Manitoba made great gains in protecting its only free-roaming wood bison herd while simultaneously ensuring that the traditional land-use rights of nearby indigenous communities...
September 9, 2014 | David Childs
A groundbreaking new Audubon report confirms the importance of Canada’s boreal forest as a refuge for bird survival as climate pushes billions of birds further north. The global importance of Canada’...
June 23, 2014 | Dr. Jeff Wells
I had the good fortune to be able to visit Yellowknife—one of my favorite northern places—a few weeks ago (May 21, 2014). I have been to Yellowknife a number of times over the past nine years since...
May 13, 2014 | David Childs
Each year a collection of organizations and individuals join together to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) on the second Saturday of May. It is a day of both celebration and education...

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