Fall Migration Monitoring starts on July 12th!

In mid-April, the LSLBO kicked off our 29th year of migration monitoring on the eastern shores of Lesser Slave Lake. Bander in Charge Robyn Perkins is joined this year by Assistant Bander Bronwyn Robinson, as well as Field Assistant Nola Sheets.  Fall Migration Monitoring will be starting soon at station including our summer banding lab tours.  It promises to be another great season, so make sure to check out the Weekly Banding Reports  or the LSLBO Facebook page for all the latest news from the lab.

Thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters that enable us to do what we do including: Alberta Conservation Association, West Fraser, Vanderwell Contractors Ltd, Tolko Industries, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada Summer Jobs Program, Alberta Parks and our many dedicated members and donors!

Volunteer Opportunities at the LSLBO

The LSLBO relies on volunteer assistance for the research programs and many other administrative and operational services. You do not have to be an expert birder to become a volunteer. If you have a passion for birds, the boreal forest, and wish to see some of the most sought after bird species in North America, we’d like to hear from you!

Check out our on-line volunteer application or download the pdf on our volunteer page.

For more information, you can also contact us at  780-849-8240 or info@lslbo.org

Summer Banding Lab tours are back!

The LSLBO is once again open to the public during our migration monitoring programs for the chance to watch our scientists at work,  learn more about our boreal birds and hopefully see some of these tiny migratory marvels up close. There are also lots of hands-on learning including practicing their bird banding and net extraction skills with replica birds.

This summer, weekly banding lab tours will be held every Wednesday and Saturday morning from 9 to 11 am starting on July 20th. If you are a larger group, you can contact us to arrange a special guided tour.

For more information on banding lab tours and other programs at the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation,  call us at 780-849-8240 or email info@borealbirdcentre.ca