BIRDS

Local Author Sharon Levy Discusses the Arcata Marsh

May 31, 2018
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George Zaminsky, Friends of the Arcata Marshinterview local science author Sharon Levy on her newly released book "The Marsh Builders: The Fight for Clean Water, Wetlands, and Wildlife”, which centers around the story of how citizens in 1970s Arcata fought for an alternative way to treat sewage that has inspired treatment wetlands worldwide.

Godwit Days Festival is this weekend!

Apr 19, 2018
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Godwit Days is an annual festival celebrating spring bird migration in and around Humboldt Bay, an important stop on the Pacific Flyway for thousands of shorebirds, waterfowl, hawks, owls, songbirds. My guest is Godwit Days Media Liaison, Sue Leskiw.


Craig Strong

"The reason we count murrelets at sea is, of course, because in the forest they are flying around at really high speeds in the dawn or dusk and while you can see them and hear them there is no way you can get a handle on their populations", says Craig Strong of Crescent Coastal Research.

Ken Burton, wildlife biologist, Secretary of the Redwood Region Audubon Society, Friends of the Arcata Marsh docent, and author, interviews Strong on the status of Marbled Murrelet's on the north coast and his murrelet monitoring program.


USFWS

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
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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.

The EcoNews Report is presented by the Northcoast Environmental Center

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

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

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