Blueberries and Whimbrels
"For three weeks every summer, Miscou Island plays host to migrating shorebirds called whimbrels that fly in from the Arctic and feast on the region’s bounty of wild berries before undertaking an extraordinary non-stop journey across 6,000 kilometres of open ocean."
Read Ivan Semeniuk's full article published in The Globe and Mail on Aug 27, 2018
In New Brunswick’s blueberry country, a ‘nuisance’ bird earns respect and allies
August 28, 2018 - Globe and Mail
New Coffee Outlet
PEPtBO Biodiversity-friendly coffee is now available at The Green Root (5529 Hwy 62, Belleville - just south of the bridge)
September 9, 2018
Save our Swallows!
See details from Nature Canada about how you can participate in conserving and recovering populations of aerial insectivores (swallows, martins, swifts)
View the poster HERE
contact at Nature Canada is Ted Chesky (TChesky@naturecanada.ca)
July 21, 2018
South Shore Stroll Aug 4&5
Join us for a stroll across the South Shore IBA Sat Aug 4 and Sun Aug 5. Experience the unique flora and fauna of the South Shore.
For route details and what to bring check out the poster HERE
June 25, 2018
Bird Genomes - University of Guelph Study
Birds Pack Smaller Genomes, More Brainpower for Flight, U of G Study Finds
Read the article HERE
May 17, 2018
Global Study and Bird Extinction
One in eight bird species is threatened with global extinction, and once widespread creatures such as the puffin, snowy owl and turtle dove are plummeting towards oblivion, according to the definitive study of global bird populations.
The State of the World’s Birds, a five-year compendium of population data from the best-studied group of animals on the planet, reveals a biodiversity crisis driven by the expansion and intensification of agriculture. Read the report HERE
April 30, 2018