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On Wednesday, January 17th, BirdNote will release the first of four Bring Birds Back episodes specially hosted by a slate of guest hosts!
An update from BirdNote
As we get ready to launch this new season, we would like to share a bittersweet update: we are saying goodbye to Tenijah Hamilton as host of Bring Birds Back. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Tenijah, who hosted Bring Birds Back for four incredible seasons, for her dedication and passion as the host of the podcast. Her contributions have enriched the lives of countless listeners and have played a vital role in connecting us all to the world of birds. We extend our warmest wishes to Tenijah as she moves on to new adventures.
A new, special season
This special season of Bring Birds Back features four talented and passionate guest hosts: Tasha Lawson, Trisha Mukherjee, Adé Ben-Salahuddin, and Marcus Rosten.
During this special season, we invite you to join us in taking specific actions to save our world - and, in turn - our beloved birds. We cover topics ranging from the effects of noise pollution on humans and birds, the threat of roadways on birds and wildlife, the deadly impact of an aquatic plant on Eagle and Osprey populations, and the important role that local water supplies play on the health of every living organism.
Season four is an four-part series that will be released weekly beginning Wednesday, January 17. Check out the episodes slated for this season:
The Noise Report
In this special episode, we explore the critical effects of noise pollution on both humans and birds. Dr. Erica Walker offers an insightful view of how people are negatively impacted by loud disturbances, from everyday life to health complications. And Dr. Clinton Francis shares his discoveries about the impact of noise on bird health and reproduction, from abandoning their habitats to doubling their fertilization rate. Co-produced by our guest host, Tasha Lawson.
Your River’s Keeper
Water is essential for life, but how much do you know about the health of your local water supply? In this special episode, we speak with two Riverkeepers who explain the importance of water quality monitoring for every living organism, from humans to birds. John Lipscomb shares critical history of the Hudson River and how activism has helped the neighborhood thrive. And John Zaktansky introduces us to Doug Fessler and the technology of BirdNET for his hi-tech patrol. Co-produced by our guest host, Trisha Mukherjee.
25 years ago, a mysterious cause of eagle and osprey deaths plagued a small town in Arkansas. And in this special episode, we get to the root of it all: small unassuming weeds, also known as invasive aquatic species. In conversation with aquatic plant experts Stacy Holt Jr. and Greg Bugbee, we share what these invasive plants are, how this happened, what they’re doing in other parts of the world (like Connecticut), and ways we can all prevent them from spreading. Co-produced by our guest host, Adé Ben-Salahuddin.
A will and a Wildway
Have you ever worried you’d hit a wild animal while driving down a highway or country road? In this special season closer, we learn about a new and promising future for wildlife and battered cars: wildways. As technology and development continue to expand, infrastructure and fragmentation are threatening the habitats of wildlife. Christine Laporte explains how wildways bridge the gap between the natural world and rapidly growing cities. And then, Dr. Liz Hillard gives us a glimpse into what it all looks like in real time as evidence of its success rolls in. Co-produced by our guest host, Marcus Rosten.
Catch up on earlier Bring Birds Back seasons here!
BirdNote's "From Love to Action" Campaign
In support of BirdNote’s From Love to Action campaign, we hope this season inspires you to do something - big and small - to better ourselves, our beloved birds and the world we all reside in. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive weekly updates this season!
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This special season of Bring Birds Back is sponsored by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Bring Birds Back Podcast art © Hayden Maynard