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 »

Boreal Interpreter

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CLOSED: Job Type: Full time Term: May 2nd to October 31st, 2022 (with possibility of extension) Wage: $19-$22/hr depending on experience The Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory and education partner, the Lesser Slave Forest Education Society, are looking  for a creative individual to develop and deliver fun, hands-on, environmental education programming about boreal forest ecology… Read more »

Information Officer

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Job Type:     Full-time Summer Position Term:             May 1st to Aug 31st, 2022 (tentatively) Wage:            Approx. $18.00 -20.00 per hour depending on experience and qualifications. Job Description: The Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation (BCBC) is seeking a friendly, outgoing individual who enjoys people and working in a dynamic team environment. Based at our… 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, 2022. Wage: Approximately $3250-3500 per month based on experience and qualifications. We are looking for one hard-working, enthusiastic, detail-orientated individual to assist with our long-term avian monitoring programs including visual… Read more »

July 19 – Aug 4, 2021

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By Robyn Perkins, LSLBO Bander-in-Charge On August 1 the LSLBO’s 2021 Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) program finished. MAPS is an international banding initiative in which sites of 10 mist-nets are visited once every 10 days over the breeding season. We operate four of these sites. When we band birds, we estimate their age… Read more »

July 16 – 22, 2021

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Believe it or not, fall migration monitoring for the LSLBO is underway!  Already we have banded 599 birds from 35 species. Although overhead migration has been relatively slow, Tree Swallows, Myrtle Warblers and Yellow Warblers are already on the move. This week also saw the second to last period of the MAPS (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship)… Read more »

June 30 – July 7, 2021

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The Unique Behaviours of the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Have you ever noticed rows of shallow holes in the bark of a tree in your neighbourhood? If so, there’s a good chance they were created by a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker! As their name suggests, these woodpeckers largely rely on sap as their main food source. Just like humans… Read more »

June 17 – 24, 2021

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Breeding birds and brood patches at the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory Breeding season is well underway and this week our researchers are observing many signs that birds are right in the middle of their nesting season. While conducting breeding bird surveys in the field as part of a research project for Vanderwell Contractors Ltd.,… Read more »

June 10 – 17, 2021

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School programs wrapping up for the season June is a month of transition at the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory for both the birds and our staff. Spring migration has tapered off as the last of our migrant birds have arrived in the boreal forest, settled into their territories, and found mates for the summer…. Read more »

Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation – Help support our winter programs!

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The Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation is more than just a beautiful building, it is a vibrant year-round education, research and tourism centre for Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park and the residents of the Slave Lake region. Staff from the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory Society (LSLBO), Alberta Parks and our program partners have worked tirelessly to establish… Read more »