May 23 – 29, 2024

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Most birds who migrate north of the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory to the tundra have already left and taken with them the peak of overall avian diversity for the year. Yet the nets still have some surprises for us including the 35th ever (but ninth of spring) Connecticut Warbler and our fourth ever (second… Read more »

Migration Field Assistant

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OPEN UNTIL FILLED – applications will be reviewed as they are received. Job Type: Full Time Summer Position. Term:  Tentatively May 1 to August 30, 2024. Wage: Approximately $3500 per month based on experience and qualifications. Job Description The Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory (LSLBO) is located in the Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park, approximately… Read more »

Summer Interpreter

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Job Type:     Full-time Summer Position Term:            May 1st to August 31st, 2024 Wage:           $21-23 per hour depending on experience   Job Description: The Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory and our education partner, the Lesser Slave Forest Education Society are looking for a creative individual to… Read more »

September 21 – 27, 2023

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Fall migration continues to be unusually slow. The nights have been warm and the owls sparse, but there are other things of interest in the dark hours from the odd deer, flying squirrel, or bear to spectacular northern lights and migrating geese. It may come as a surprise that most migration occurs at night when… Read more »

August 10 – 16, 2023

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Following August 10’s rain that stilled bird activity, things were looking up for us as we were able to open our ground level nets for most of the next two days. The good luck was not to last as last week’s Black Bear made a reappearance to again close our ground level nets as a… Read more »

July 20 – 26, 2023

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By Danika Wack- Boreal Educator Fall migration has officially begun! By the time you read this article, the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory will be close to wrapping up our MAPS breeding bird program and our field staff will soon be able to focus solely on the birds that have already started heading south. While… Read more »

July 13 – 19, 2023

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Fall migration monitoring has officially begun! The warblers are beginning to move past the station including Tennessee Warblers, Yellow Warblers, and Myrtle Warblers. We are also observing many juvenile birds getting ready to depart the boreal forest plus 200 Tree Sparrows were spotted migrating overhead after the heavy rain last week.  Although it seems like… Read more »

July 6 to 12, 2023

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Things are getting busy at the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory with the start up of the Fall Migration Monitoring Program on July 12th.  While some birds are already showing signs of migratory behaviour, many birds around the station are still actively raising their families as we finish up our MAPS program (Monitoring Avian Productivity… Read more »

June 30 – July 6, 2022

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The Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory field staff were busy this week with the MAPS program that monitors the breeding status of the diverse bird species that nest in Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park as well as completing vegetation surveys to monitor habitat changes in our study areas. This week, the banders are starting to… Read more »