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Boreal bird initiative wants to see at least half of North America’s boreal forest protected from development.
May 20, 2015 | Toronto Star | Op-ed | Bridget Stutchbury and Jeff Wells

Some of our most beloved migratory boreal songbirds, including the Canada warbler, have declined by upwards of 70 per cent in recent decades.


The Swainson’s thrush is probably a bird that you have never heard of before, despite the fact that it breeds in almost every province and territory of Canada and its total population numbers in the tens of millions. It is a bird that is not often noticed, it’s wispy, ethereal song is often the only indication of its presence as it returns each May from its South American wintering grounds.

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