Boreal Bird Blog
Observations and updates from our Senior Scientist, Dr. Jeff Wells, and the BSI science team
May 21, 2013 | Dr. Jeff Wells
97% of Short-billed Dowitchers breed in the boreal forestCredit: Jeff Nadler When many of us think about the word ‘biodiversity’, we often think of it to mean species diversity—the number of species...
April 22, 2013 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Last Thursday world-renowned conservationist J. Michael Fay came to Seattle at our invitation to talk about some of the emerging mining threats to the remote northwestern corner of British Columbia....
April 11, 2013 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Aerial view of rivers converging in NW British Columbia.Credit: Michael Fay We here at the Boreal Songbird Initiative (BSI) are proud to host internationally renowned conservationist J. Michael Fay...
April 4, 2013 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Taiga Fox SparrowCredit: Andrew Aldrich I recently posted on the Maine Birding listserv a simple request for a Fox Sparrow photo I needed for a project and was amazed by the results. I received...
March 22, 2013 | Dr. Jeff Wells
I just came across some relatively new papers I had not seen that shared some eye-opening new facts about migratory connectivity in some northern birds. A paper published in 2012 describes the...
February 19, 2013 | Dr. Jeff Wells
George River caribou herd Credit: Valerie Courtois, Canadian Boreal Initiative
January 14, 2013 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Member of the George River caribou herdCredit: Valerie Courtois, Canadian Boreal Initiative Over the holidays Jeff posted a new guest blog on National Geographic about the plight of the George River...
December 6, 2012 | Dr. Jeff Wells
We received permission from Fletcher Smith of the Center for Conservation Biology to post the following update about Hope, a Whimbrel whose migration has been tracked via satellite for the past...
November 16, 2012 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Evening Grosbeak Credit: D. Faucher, Ducks Unlimited
October 10, 2012 | Dr. Jeff Wells
The following is a guest post by Christian Artuso of Bird Studies Canada. Over the past few years he has been helping to organize and develop the Manitoba Breeding Bird Atlas, a comprehensive outlook...

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