Boreal Bird Blog
Observations and updates from our Senior Scientist, Dr. Jeff Wells, and the BSI science team
May 5, 2014 | David Childs
We are pleased to announce the release of our new report Boreal Birds Need Half: Maintaining North America's Bird Nursery and Why It's Important. We teamed up with Ducks Unlimited and Ducks Unlimited...
April 7, 2014 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Although the effects of this year's polar vortex—which blanked much of the eastern U.S. and Canada with snow and freezing temperatures—are mostly coming to a close, the effects on bird populations...
March 18, 2014 | David Childs
The massive Mackenzie River Basin is not only Canada's largest watershed, it's also home to some of the most interesting and important areas in Canada's boreal forest both from a natural and policy...
March 6, 2014 | David Childs
At least among scientists and those closely following climate change, it should come as no surprise that protecting forests is one of the most crucial components to lessening the effects of climate...
January 10, 2014 | Dr. Jeff Wells
You may have heard about the Center for Conservation Biology before, particularly if you regularly visit this blog. They were the organization behind the fascinating satellite tracking program for...
December 4, 2013 | David Childs
This funny and amazing story about a camera-stealing White-bellied Sea-Eagle is making the social media rounds, but particularly interesting for us is that it took place in one of the wild areas of...
December 2, 2013 | David Childs
This great story and photos just came out in Canadian Geographic about the Saskatchewan River Delta—one of the ten cool biodiversity hotspots that we profiled in our report last May. Referred to as a...
November 26, 2013 | David Childs
We tend to think of roads as simply a means of connecting people and things from Point A to Point B. And in the most literal sense, this is true. However, for the world’s few remaining large...
November 12, 2013 | Dr. Jeff Wells
I looked out the window of the plane and 34,000 feet below was the coast of Portugal. As it receded into the distance and the view out the window shifted from the browns, greens, and reds of land to...
November 7, 2013 | David Childs
The Kayapó homeland in Brazil stands out as an island of intact forest against a surrounding onslaught of deforestation (fires highlighted in red, which were previously rare before development in the...

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