Here’s what’s happening at your Boreal Centre

Callie Hermanson
Lakeside Leader

Patti Campsall, Executive Director of the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation, says there are several activities and events happening in the near future at the Boreal Centre.

Campsall says school field trips are starting back up this spring. Approximately 350 students from Slave Lake, Wabasca, Kinuso and Ardrossan will be taking part in school field trips at the Boreal Centre. Most of them will be visiting the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory to learn more about the songbirds that migrate through Slave Lake each spring. This is a great opportunity, she says, to connect students with conservation programs and a chance for the students to interact with scientists.

On May 26 and 27 the 23rd annual Songbird Festival is back. On the Saturday, special guest Myrna Pearman of Ellis Bird Farm in Lacombe Alta will be there. She is the author of the book Backyard Bird Feeding.

On the Sunday, the 14th annual LSLBO Bird Run and Walk will take place on the Trans Canada Trail. Local bird photographers will be showcasing and selling their work at The Fix. Coffee Bar and Bakery in downtown Slave Lake. Any profit made will be donated to the LSLBO.

In other news, a Ph.D. researcher from Columbia Universitywas at the Centre doing her last round of studies for the NASA ABoVE program.

The LSLBO is doing a breeding bird survey, working with local forestry companies. The LSLBO will be recording what kinds of birds are nesting in the area.This will help forestry companies manage biodiversity.

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