The LSLBO is a member of the Canadian Migration Monitoring Network (CMMN) and it is one of only a handful of banding stations located in the Boreal Forest. The CMMN is a collaborative initiative of bird observatories across Canada, Birds Canada, and Environment and Climate Change Canada. The CMMN provides vital long term information on bird demographics and population trends for more than 200 bird species and contributes scientific data that advance the understanding of birds and other aspects f natural history of Canada.
the LSLBO is well-positioned to collect critical information on the boreal forest breeding grounds of Neotropical migratory bird species. The LSLBO’s goals are to contribute data to an international effort to determine changes in populations of migratory birds and to document migration at the station itself. Since its’ establishment in 1994, the LSLBO has been involved in many different research and monitoring programs. Migration monitoring is the LSLBO’s core monitoring program but there are also many other programs that take place from spring to fall each year including: Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program and Northern Saw-whet Owl Monitoring.
A huge thank you to all of our dedicated supporters who helped to make it happen each year: West Fraser, Vanderwell Contractors (1971) Ltd. Tolko Industries, Alberta Conservation Association, Alberta Parks, Environment and Climate Change Canada and all of our members.