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August 8, 2016 | St. John's Telegram | Published News | Barb Sweet

Wilson’s warblers that had their DNA sampled in the Yucatan region of Mexico were found to have been born in the eastern boreal region, including Newfoundland.

Photo: Jeff Nadler

A new report emphasizing the need to protect boreal forests notes the high-flying lifestyles of some Newfoundland and Labrador birds.

The Wilson’s warbler, for example, was tracked using DNA analysis to its wintering grounds on the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.

The report — Charting a Healthy Future for North America’s Birds — was released Monday to mark the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Convention.

The report was released by the Boreal Songbird Initiative, Cornell Lab of...

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