BAM News and Updates

  • Announcement of the BAM Steering Committee

    Announcement of the BAM Steering Committee

    The Boreal Avian Modelling (BAM) Project is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to our Steering Committee, Diana Stralberg and Jeff Ball. Diana is a Climate Change Research Scientist with the Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada, …
  • Two postdoctoral fellows in forest landscapes and bird modelling

    Two postdoctoral fellows in forest landscapes and bird modelling

    The Boreal Avian Modelling Project (BAM) seeks two Postdoctoral Fellows to join the Cumming lab at Université Laval, Québec City, in collaboration with J.A. Tremblay of Environment and Climate Change Canada. BAM is a highly collaborative, long-term, national research project …
  • BAM 2020-2021 Annual Report 

    BAM 2020-2021 Annual Report 

    BAM 2020-2021 Annual Report  We are pleased to provide you with the 2020-21 BAM Annual Report, outlining BAM’s activities and collaborations during our previous year.  Among these accomplishments, you can read about: Applications of our work through collaborations with over 35 different partners; Efforts towards …
  • New Publication: Assessing Pathways of Climate Change Effects in SpaDES: An Application to Boreal Landbirds of Northwest Territories Canada

    New Publication: Assessing Pathways of Climate Change Effects in SpaDES: An Application to Boreal Landbirds of Northwest Territories Canada

    New Publication: Assessing Pathways of Climate Change Effects in SpaDES: An Application to Boreal Landbirds of Northwest Territories Canada   The distributions of birds in Canada's northern forests are expected to be impacted by climate change, but it remains unclear …
  • PhD opportunity: species distribution and abundance models of Canadian owls

    PhD opportunity: species distribution and abundance models of Canadian owls

    PhD opportunity: species distribution and abundance models of Canadian owls (Le français suit) Applications received by March 15th will receive full consideration.
  • SFI Conservation Value Assessment Tool

    SFI Conservation Value Assessment Tool

    SFI Conservation Value Assessment Tool   BAM's data and models have been used to develop a web-application tool to support conservation planning and to explore the conservation value of certified forests. BAM’s representation analysis and associated web-application, created in partnership …
  • NA-POPS: Point Count Offsets for Population Sizes of North America Landbirds

    NA-POPS: Point Count Offsets for Population Sizes of North America Landbirds

    BAM is a primary partner on a new project to generate open-source detectability offsets for all North American landbirds. These offsets will allow for the quantitative integration of observations from different programs and field protocols.  This project is a collaborative …
  • New Canada-wide land bird density estimates (version 4.0)

    New Canada-wide land bird density estimates (version 4.0)

    New Canada-wide land bird density estimates (version 4.0)   Population sizes, habitat associations, and distributions for 143 landbird species to support status assessment, regional planning, conservation prioritization, and recovery of species at risk. Density map of Canada Warbler (average density, …
  • 2019-2020 BAM Annual Report

    2019-2020 BAM Annual Report

    BAM 2019-2020 Annual Report  We are pleased to provide you with the 2019-20 BAM Annual Report, outlining BAM’s activities and collaborations during our previous year. We apologize for the late release of this report resulting from unusual circumstances related to …
  • New Publication: Response of birds to the effects of caribou conservation, harvest, fire, and energy-sector impacts

    New Publication: Response of birds to the effects of caribou conservation, harvest, fire, and energy-sector impacts

    New Publication: Quantifying long-term bird population to responds to the effects of caribou (Rangifer tarandus) conservation, harvest, fire, and energy-sector development in Alberta. As interest in caribou conservation continues to increase, there is growing interest in understanding potential trade-offs or …
  • Webinar: Managed Forests for Birds in the Boreal Transition Region of the US and Canada

    Webinar: Managed Forests for Birds in the Boreal Transition Region of the US and Canada

    On June 3, 2020, the Boreal Avian Modelling Project in partnership with the SFI Conservation Team and the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) delivered an e-workshop on Managed Forests for Birds in the Boreal Transition Region of the US and Canada. …
  • Publication: Prioritizing Areas for the Threatened Canada Warbler in Atlantic Canada

    Publication: Prioritizing Areas for the Threatened Canada Warbler in Atlantic Canada

    New Publication: Prioritizing Areas for Land Conservation and Forest Management Planning for the Threatened Canada Warbler in the Atlantic Northern Forest In February 2020, we published our work identifying priority regions for Canada Warbler conservation and forest management in BCR …