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 »
Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation – Help support our winter programs!
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 »
October 13 – 26, 2016
Three weeks after I said I would definitely hit 100 owls in a couple days, I have finally reached 100 owls. There couldn’t be a clearer sign that owl migration is over and it is time to pack the nets in for the season and say goodbye to bird banding until next spring. I am… Read more »
October 6 – 12, 2016
Last week I said I would no-doubt beat the seasonal average of 100 saw-whet owls banded by my next article. Turns out I jinxed myself; it is my next article and I am at 97. I went from catching seven owls a night to catching seven owls a week. In addition to the saw-whets, I… Read more »