Illustration of a Baltimore Oriole, Osprey and American Tree Sparrow flying over our host, Tenijah Hamilton, smiling and holding binoculars, against a background of trees and tall buildings by Hayden Maynard.
Like many birders, host Tenijah Hamilton discovered her love of birds during the pandemic. Now she invites listeners to join her in appreciating the beauty and mystery of the birds all around us and taking action on their behalf. As Tenijah speaks with bird experts from all walks of life, she and the listener learn, together, how to bring birds back.
1: How do we know that birds are in trouble?
Tenijah gets to know Biostatistician Dr. Adam Smith, coauthor of the study that found we’ve lost 3 billion birds in North America, and helps us wrap our heads around that gigantic number. The good news? There are lots of ways to help.
2: Who is birding for?
Available June 2, 2021
Tenijah and Sheridan Alford, co-founder of Black Birders Week, talk about how to celebrate Black people who love birds and expand the choir for conservation. Then they get out into the wilds of Georgia in search of, you guessed it, birds.
3: Can we make our cities safer for birds?
Available June 16, 2021
Tenijah talks with NYC Audubon Senior Conservation Biologist Kaitlyn Parkins and Seattle Audubon Urban Conservation Manager Joshua Morris to break down the challenge that glass in our built environment poses to birds, how a local solution is becoming a national policy, and what you can do to support it. Producer Mark Bramhill goes behind the scenes with Audubon community science volunteers in New York City.
4: For birds to win, do cats have to lose?
Part one available June 30 and part two available July 14, 2021
This two-part series pulls apart the issues with cats and birds. Tenijah gets an overview of how outdoor cats affect bird populations, why it’s such a controversial issue, and what’s to be done about it. She discusses this with Producer Mark Bramhill and guests including “the Cat Daddy” Jackson Galaxy, Dr. Peter Marra, Portland Audubon conservation director Bob Salinger, and Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon director Karen Krauss.
Host and Producer: Tenijah Hamilton
Producer: Mark Bramhill
Editor: Oluwakemi Aladesuyi
Production Manager: Allison Wilson
Lead Science Advisor: Trina Bayard
Music by Cosmo Sheldrake
Additional Music by Blue Dot Sessions
Podcast Art by Hayden Maynard
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