Migration Monitoring Season

It is breeding season in the boreal forest for billions of migratory birds and the LSLBO is focusing on our MAPS (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship) program right now.  But our Fall Migration Monitoring program will be starting up on July 12th as the birds will already be starting to migrate back to their wintering grounds.

Check out the  Weekly Reportsfrom the station to keep you informed of all the exciting things happening there throughout the season. 

Public Bird Observatory Tours

With the startup of Fall Migration Monitoring, the LSLBO will be hosting Drop-in tours at the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory every Wednesday and Saturday morning starting on July 17th until the end of August.  Drop in  at the station anytime from 9 to 11 am for this family friendly program with one of our educators. Experience the world of the LSLBO and if you are lucky, you will have the chance to see a tiny migratory bird up close with our researchers. There is no cost for the tours, but donations are gratefully accepted! 

In accordance with the Migratory Birds Convention Act and the Alberta Wildlife Act, all birds are captured under relevant permits by professionals and released unharmed.

Enviro-Quest Camp
July 16 – 18, 2024

This year, Enviro-quest Camp: Survivor-Boreal Forest will explore the local environment while building team and leadership skills. Some of the activities include: fishing, outdoor survival skills, bush crafts, hiking, orienteering, and fun outdoor adventures.  The fun camp is geared for youth ages 11 – 14 year of age. Registration forms can be downloaded here!

This camp is brought to you by the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation, Lesser Slave Forest Education Society and the Lesser Slave Watershed Council. Phone: 780-849-8240 or Email: info@borealbirdcentre.ca for more information in this great camp!