Birds

#BlackBirdersWeek

Jun 17, 2020

Black Birders Week is a social media campaign celebrating black naturalists, and black birders in particular.  The initiative seeks to interrupt stereotypes about who belongs in nature and science, and was prompted in part by the Central Park birdwatching incident.  Co-founder of the event, Chelsea Conner, joins Heidi Holtan and John Latimer on the Tuesday Morning Show.  They talk about the challenges faced by black people being outdoors to enjoy nature.

Harry Hutchins joins John Latimer and Heidi Holtan on Tuesday mornings for A Talk on the Wildside.  This week Harry brings us singing birds with calls that are similar to that of the robin.  Harry and John compare the robins call with that of the rose-breasted grosbeak, the red-eyed vireo and the scarlet tanager.  You can hear the singing birds and lively conversation by clicking below.

Laura Erickson www.lauraerickson.com

See John's list in our Season Watch group on Facebook!

You can also email us to get the Phenology curriculum used in schools across Minnesota and the list!

http://archive.alleghenyfront.org/story/black-and-brown-faces-americas-wild-places.html

We talk with artists, photographers, authors and nature enthusiasts frequently on KAXE/KBXE.  Today we met Duluth nature photographer Dudley Edmonson. 

Dudley's career has spanned nearly 3 decades - he has been featured in galleries and in nearly 100 different publications.  You can see his work in Stan Tekiela's Bird:  The Definitive Visual Guide published by Audobon.  His book "The Black and Brown Faces in America's Wild Places" features 20 other African Americans with deep connections to nature.

www.timberjay.com

This week on the Friday Morning Show Marshall reports on the top stories from this this week's Timberjay newspaper including St. Louis County's board meeting where they tabled the vote on refugee resettlement until May, speculation on the abandoned Shopko building in Ely and the latest from the MN Chrismtas bird counts in northern MN. 

http://moumn.org/CBC/index.php

The Minnesota Christmas Bird Count has a rich history dating back to the 6th count in 1905. Minneapolis and Red Wing were the locations of that first Minnesota census. The Minneapolis count was conducted by the Kenwood Bird Club, and recorded eight species, while the Red Wing Count - conducted by Charles Borgen and Nels Phillips - recorded seven.

 

www.lauraerickson.com

Are you wondering why you are seeing so many hummingbirds lately?  Maybe you want to know how on earth they would band hummingbirds or how many feathers they have.... tune in for our conversation with Laura Erickson the host of For The Birds. 

And join our Facebook Group Season Watch to get your questions answered or to show your great wildlife photos. 

National Audobon Society

Pam Perry talked with John Latimer this week about all the birds she's been seeing and feeding.  She minds us to get out there and as the student phenologists tell us "be observant!"  

Join our Season Watch Page on FB and post your photos or send John Latimer an email!

Harry and John Latimer talked warblers (among other things!) on today's A Talk on the Wildside. 

WARBLERS IN FALL:  THEIR PATTERNS AND PLUMAGE

Mark Wainwright / www.acmcr.org

Today on the Tuesday Morning Show John Latimer and I found out about Bosque Eterno de los Ninos - the Children's Eternal Rainforest in Monteverde, Costa Rica.  Kelsey Demianuik and Leslie Corrales are visiting Minnesota and told us more about the largest private reserve in Costa Rica that was bought and protected in large part by students around the world. 

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