Boreal Bird Blog
Observations and updates from our Senior Scientist, Dr. Jeff Wells, and the BSI science team
June 5, 2013 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Arriving in ChurchillCredit: Jeff Wells Yesterday morning we slept in and then headed to the Winnipeg Airport for an 11:00 AM Calm Air flight to Churchill. For some reason we expected a jet. Instead...
June 5, 2013 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Birding near Riding Mountain National ParkCredit: Jeff Wells
June 3, 2013 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Credit: Jeff Wells After a great morning at Wasagaming yesterday we drove up into Riding Mountain National Park and walked the gravel road into Lake Catherine. Life birds for many in the group were...
June 3, 2013 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Purple Martin colony in Neepawa, en route to Riding MountainCredit: Jeff Wells
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

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