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Environment Canada Website Features International Polar Year Projects

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Environment Canada spotlights Canadian research projects from the International Polar Year (2007-2008), a two year multidisciplinary scientific program organized through the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The international program involves over 60 countries, and includes research on changing snow and ice conditions, global linkages between polar oceans and global [...]

Sounds of Spring: Snow Geese on Annual Migration to Arctic Breeding Grounds

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Birders show up at Freezeout Lake in Northern Montana, and reflect on annual migration of Snow Geese to breeding grounds in the North. Terra, an on-line video podcasting site, features sights and sounds of the migration. An estimated 300,000 Snow Geese and 10,000 Tundra Swans make the trip, and stop over at Freezeout Lake (a [...]

New Ornithology Resource for the Boreal Forest

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

A new birding resource for the boreal forest arrives on bookshelves: Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Ontario, 2001-2005. The Boreal Bird Blog describes it as a must have resource: “On the most fundamental level, the Atlas is a tremendous resource in answering the question, ‘What birds are Boreal birds’ … Each written account contains [...]

2007 Watchlist from Audubon Identifies Birds at Risk in North America and Hawaii

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

Drawing on new data and first hand observation from citizen birders in U.S. and Canada, Audubon issues a watchlist for 2007 and highlights birds in rapid decline, and in some cases near extinction. “Identifying the species at greatest risk is the first step toward saving them. It helps target public policies, funding support, conservation initiatives [...]

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Audubon’s Paintings and Watercolors Featured in Two New York Exhibits

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

Two exhibits open in New York featuring the prolific work of Victorian Era painter and naturalist John James Audubon. His stunning images were created from stills of birds and animals obtained in the wild, and differed from his contemporaries by being situated in their native habitat and in naturalistic poses. Audubon followed in the footsteps [...]

Joint Review Panel Hearings and Kendall Island Bird Sanctuary, NWT

Monday, November 20th, 2006

Imperial Oil and Shell Canada are proposing an airstrip, large camp, and processing facilities on 3.5 sq. km of land in the 600 sq. km Kendall Island Bird Sanctuary in the Mackenzie River Delta. Hearings are currently taking place in Inuvik (Nov. 22-25) and Yellowknife (Dec. 5-8th) – but dates frequently change. The hearings are [...]