SOUND ECOLOGY

Sound Ecology is a series of audio journeys that celebrate and highlight our environment. Topics range from birds, fish and trees to whales, wetlands, bears and wild bees. Sound Ecology is produced by Jessica Eden.

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

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The Pacific marten and the fisher play important roles in the ecological health of forests. These two mammals are highlighted in this segment of Sound Ecology. Local Research Ecologist Bill Zielinski wrote this segment.

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The Allen's hummingbird is among the first migratory birds to return to our region this time of year. Naturalist Ken Burton highlights this special bird -- and shares some unexpected details about who joins them on their migratory journey.

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In this segment of Sound Ecology, Naturalist Carol Vander Meer highlights blooming dune flora in the Humboldt Bay region, including the endangered wallflower.

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Wildlife Biologist Gretchen O'Brien highlights the tens of thousands of migratory shorebirds that rely on Humboldt Bay. She includes tips for best times of the day to enjoy the spectacle of shorebirds at the Arcata Marsh.

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Aleutian cackling geese are abundant in our area this time of year. This segment of Sound Ecology highlights the conservation efforts that led to the successful recovery of this once endangered bird.

    

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

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The Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary is home to an impressive number of migratory and resident bird species. The sanctuary fills important habitat needs for the Pacific Flyway and functions as a world renowned wastewater treatment facility.

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Fisheries guru Terry Roelofs celebrates the tiny, colorful and little known three-spined stickleback.

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Naturalist Michael Kauffman celebrates the great variety and unique ecological adaptations of manzanitas in California. 

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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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coho

Terry Roelofs discusses coho salmon life history in our local streams.  

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Save the Redwoods

Humboldt State Professor Terry Henkel discusses macro fungi (loosely called mushrooms) and their importance to soil and forest health.  

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NOAA

Biologist Jeff Jacobson talks about the wide variety of cetaceans - whales, dolphins and porpoises - along the northern California Coast.

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FWS

Terry Roelofs talks about the delights of following cyclical, seasonal events in your region.

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