On this segment of Sound Ecology, Naturalist Ken Burton explores the world of raptors, from providing a working definition for this group of birds to an explanation of convergent evolution.

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"Birds have always been a gateway to being outdoors," Gary Friedrichsen says. "It's a very easy way to get involved with nature in general." He and Sue Leskiw discuss Godwit Days and the Third Annual Tim McKay Birdathon with Delia Bense-Kang.

Godwit Days Spring Migration Festival

Apr 17, 2017

Godwit Days, Humboldt County’s Spring Migration Bird Festival takes place April 19-25, offering more than 95 field trips, boat tours and workshops at various locations and lectures, information booths, art shows and more at the Arcata Community center. Godwit Days board member, David Price, gives us the rundown of events on the KHSU Magazine.

This segment of Sound Ecology features Naturalist Ken Burton discussing two songbirds, the orange-crowned and Wilson's warbler.


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"The Seabird Protection Network is a multi-organization collaborative that works together to reduce human disturbance to seabirds," says Leisyka Parrot with the Bureau of Land Management. She and HSU Wildlife's Dan Barton talk to Delia Bense-Kang, MPA Coordinator at the NEC, about minimizing our impact on marine wildlife.

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An audio postcard highlighting the enigmatic American Dipper. Naturalist and author Ken Burton  wrote this segment.

Ken Burton talks about common murres nesting on cliffsides and rock outcroppings along the rugged Northcoast region.