Chandler S. Robbins summarized the highlights of his 60 year career, but without doubt there are accomplishments that have had a profound impact on world wide conservation and modern ornithology.
Katie Fallon is the author of the nonfiction books Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird (University Press of New England, forthcoming March 2017) and Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird (Ruka Press, 2011). Katie’s essays have appeared in a variety of literary journals and magazines, and her essay “Rebirth” (published in River Teeth, Fall 2013) was listed as a “Notable” in Best American Science & Nature Writing 2014.
A Conversation with our next guest Judith "Judy" Davis who was the first person to identified the Great White Pelican that landed on Sanibel Island, Florida from Sunday, February 28, 2016 till Monday March 1, 2016.
Judy is a retired educator of New York State and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Judy has been a birder since Jr Audubon in 1947. She has been Volunteer at .J N. Ding Darling for 18 years that includes roving or guiding along Wildlife Drive, helping with biological surveys and helping new volunteers with bird Identification especially shorebirds including painting signs which luckily are being replaced.
Bonnie Paton Moon, Daughter of the Late Wally and Marion Paton and Larry Morgan “Ambassador For The Birds,” Stewart & Caretaker for the property of Paton’s Birder Haven; are the next special guests on BirdCallsRadio WORLDWIDE, Internet Streaming & BCR iTunes. Come join us for Part 1 of this extraordinary interview.
In 1974, Wally and Marion Paton, life-long gardeners, naturalists bird-lovers began to plant flowers and install water features on their property in Patagonia Arizona. They put up hummingbird feeders and had great success, attracting Violet-crowned Hummingbirds along with even rarer species like the Cinnamon Hummingbird and Plain-Capped Star-throat. When the couple realized birders were crowding outside their fence to get a better view, the Paton’s opened the gate and welcomed them inside. So began this conservation story of two dedicated naturalist that lives on as a testament to their vision.
Dorian Anderson Biking For Birds joins host Mardi Dickinson on location in southern Connecticut in a impromtu interview together as he takes a short break to refuel and rest from biking and birding fundrasier. This is the first leg of Dorian’s Journey across the county. We will get into the birds Dorian has seen, type of equipment and gear he has onboard to situations Dorian has encountered plus much more.
Biking for Birds is a year-long environmental odyssey aimed at protecting wild birds and their habitats. During this twelve-month endeavor, which commenced January 1 from Cape Ann, Massachusetts., geneticist Dr. Dorian Anderson, a Philadelphia native, hopes to see and photograph 600 species of birds while pedaling his bike 15,000 miles across the country.
To further eliminate a carbon footprint during his travels, Dr. Anderson will not have a support vehicle to assist him; everything he needs will be carried on Dorian’s back and his bicycle. This Big Year permutation will certainly add an unprecedented level of adventure to the endeavor, and it should set a new standard for environmentally sustainable travel.
Due to continuous power outages along the East Coast, today’s BirdCallsRadio episode will be available by clicking on the link below.
Today’s show features an interview with Gail Eleanor McNab, an ABA Birders’ Exchange international intern and Betty Petersen, Director of Birders’ Exchange, to learn about this important bird conservation program from both who have first-hand knowledge of the subject from two different views.
McNab describes herself as an “Outgoing, friendly, hardworking, Creole woman.” She was born in Belize and her love of the outdoors started at a young age as she followed her five brothers around outside, playing sports and exploring nature.
Bill Thompson III, co-publisher and editor of “Bird Watchers Digest,” discusses his magazine and also his new book “The Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of North America” in this episode of BirdCallsRadio that originally aired on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.
A prolific writer of birds and nature, he also wrote “Bird Watching for Dummies” and several other books. He also spreads the word about birding through his blog — Bill of the Birds — and a podcast entitled “This Birding Life.”
Kenn and Kimberly Kaufman took a break from their New England book-signing tour on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, to do a live, in-studio show with BirdCallsRadio.
We discuss extensively the Kaufmans newly published book “Kaufman Field Guide to
Nature of New England.” What’s in the book? Why was all this included? Why was it designed the way it was? Were there difficulties or challenges encountered while working on the book? Are there more books coming? All this and more is included in the interview.
Phil Donahue discusses his Purple Martin colony and accompanying websitewww.gazebophil.com in this edition of BirdCallsRadio, with host, Mardi Dickinson, which originally aired on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.
Listen as this iconic TV personality describes his passion for Purple Martins. Donahue, along with his wife Marlo Thomas, has a large Purple Martin colony at their home.
Listen to this show as he discusses writing, birding, the responsibility birders have in spreading the word about their hobby.
Julie Brown, monitoring site coordinator for Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA), talks hawk watching on BirdCallsRadio in this archive that originally aired Sept. 30, 2012.
Brown discusses hawk watching basics, raptor biology, the work of HMANA, and the upcoming HMANA annual conference at Audubon Greenwich.
Joy M. Kiser and Amy T. Montague discuss Kiser’s book “America’s Other Audubon” and the artwork of Genevieve Jones on this BirdCallsRadio archive, which originally aired Sunday, Sept. 23. “America’s Other Audubon” is about the life of artist Genevieve Jones, an amateur artist who did the artwork for “Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio.”Jones was inspired by the works of John James Audubon and died of typhoid fever before completing the project. Her family completed the work in her honor. Montague, the Director of the Mass Audubon Visual Arts Center, discusses the exhibition “Nests, Eggs, Heartbreak & Beauty,” which opens Sept. 30 and runs through Jan. 13. The exhibition features Jones’s rare 19th century book.
Dave Magpiong and Dr. J. Drew Lahnam were the guests this past Sunday on BirdCallsRadio. The conversation, which centered around diversity in the birding community and the Focus on Diversity conference, was so interesting we needed extra time to finish it.
So here is about 13 more minutes of bonus BirdCallsRadio with Magpiong and Lanham. Special thanks to Mardi Dickinson and Jill Camerota for doing the bonus audio.
Dave Magpiong and Dr. J. Drew Lanham discuss diversity among birdwatchers and the upcoming Focus on Diversity II conference on this episode of BirdCallsRadio, which aired originally on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012.
Focus on Diversity II, which will take place on Oct. 13, at Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Bloomington, Minnesota. The objective of the conference is to “promote effective outreach to more diverse audiences with birding opportunities, outdoor recreation, and conservation messages.
Betty Petersen, director of the Birders’ Exchange, discusses her work and her birding travels on BirdCallsRadio. This episode originally aired on Sept. 9, 2012.
Take a listen to this archive as Betty talks about the Birders’ Exchange, a program of the American Birding Association whereby donated new and used equipment is collected and distributed to ABA colleagues working to conserve birds and their habitats throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Betty has traveled extensively in the Neotropics to distribute the equipment and has plenty of fascinating stories to tell about the people who receive the materials and the conservation work they do.
Wildlife artist Sean Murtha and his son Brendan talk about art, birding together and conservation on BirdCallsRadio. Sean is a well-known artist and his website — seanmurthaart.com — features several of his works. He has a particular interest in Long Island Sound, along whose shores he was born.
In 2011 Sean was honored with an “Award of Excellence” by both the Artists for Conservation and the Society of Animal Artists.
Joe Schnierlein of the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk talks about Long Island Sound, Osprey, seals, whales, white alligators, the ouzel and more during this BirdCallsRadio show, which originally aired on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012.
Joe Warren of Wild Birds Unlimited discusses southward migration and how to attract the birds to your yard. Host Chris Bosak talks about shorebirds and red-breasted nuthatches.
Debi Love Shearwater, pelagic bird tour leader of Shearwater Journeys inc. and inspiration for a character in the movie The Big Year, was the latest guest on BirdCallsRadio. Debi discusses pelagic birding off the coasts of all 7 continents, with a particular focus on northern California _ where she is based _ and Antarctica. She also talks about The Big Year and what that has meant for birding.
Early in the show, Joe Warren talks about southward migration and what to do to attract the migrants to your yard. Host Chris Bosak reads from an old book whereby Roger Tory Peterson wrote the first chapter. Chris and co-host Mardi Dickinson also discuss what birds have been seen in the area recently and their experience with pelagic trips.
The authors of “Life Along the Delaware Bay: Cape May, Gateway to a Million
Shorebirds,” will be the next guests on BirdCallsRadio. Dr. Lawrence Niles, Dr. Joanna Burger, and Dr. Amanda Dey have worked extensively with the birds _ especially shorebirds _ of the Delaware Bay and have written a fascinating and exceedingly informative book about the area and its importance to birds.
Kim Todd, an associate professor at Penn State Behrend and author of “Sparrow,” was the latest guest on BirdCallsRadio, which originally aired Sunday, July 29, 2012. Listen as Kim describes the interesting history of the House Sparrow, its introduction to the United States and its impact on the native wildlife in the U.S.
Kim previously authored “Tinkering with Eden,” a book about the introduction of exotic species to the U.S. ecology.
BirdCallsRadio archive show featuring Wayne Petersen as guest on July 22, 2012. Petersen is the director of the Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Important Bird Area (IBA) program. He was also the field ornithologist for Mass Audubon for 15 years before taking on his current role.
Listen as he discusses the IBA program and what it takes for a property to be considered an IBA. He also talks about seabirds and some of his state’s IBA properties off shore.
BirdCallsRadio archive with nature photographer Lloyd Spitalnik as the guest. Lloyd discusses his photo book “Visions: Earth’s Elements in Bird & Nature Photography,” as well as nature photography in general, the equipment he uses and how he captures some of his amazing shorebird photos. He also discusses Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and its annual shorebird festival.
Show featuring Chuck Westfall, technical advisor for Canon USA. Westfall shares knowledge about Canon’s line of cameras for nature photographers, from beginners to advanced. Point and shoots have come a long way for photographers, some with a reach of more than 800mm. Canon also continues to improve their high-end camera bodies and lenses as well. Listen as Westfall describes what’s new. It’s a must listen for anyone interested in nature photography.
BirdCallsRadio show featuring guest Kelly Fuller, Wind Campaign Coordinator for the American Bird Conservancy. Wind energy is a hot topic among the birding community. No doubt we need to find alternate and renewable sources of energy, but it must be done in a bird- and wildlife-friendly way. Listen as Fuller explains what “bird-friendly” means when it comes to wind power. Proper placement of the wind mills is crucial. Fuller also explains a new lawsuit filed by American Bird Conservancy against the federal government regarding how information is shared among the government and those in the wind power industry.
show featuring naturalist and wildlife illustrator Jen Brumfield. Listen as we have a lively discussion with Jen about her illustrations, birding in northern Ohio, getting children involved in nature, “extreme birding,” and a host of other topics.
Jen is known for her enthusiasm for birding and that certainly comes through in this interview/discussion.