The songs and sounds of birds are all around us. What can we learn when we stop to listen?
In season 2 of Threatened, host Ari Daniel explores stories from around the world about people who are taking action on behalf of our fragile ecosystems and the birds that depend on them.
1: The Siberian Crane: From Taiwan to Tundra
Available July 13, 2021
A bird gets blown off course and inspires a young researcher to spread her own wings — in Siberia.
2: Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers and The Endangered Species Act
Available July 20, 2021
A surprising conservation partner brought this species back from the brink, but their fate still hangs in the balance.
3: Swallow-tailed Kites in the Black Belt
Available July 27, 2021
Despite the odds, The Joe Farm in Newbern, Alabama, creates a safe space for birds and birders.
4: Ospreys and Environmental Restoration
Available August 3, 2021
Birds in Montana are helping people figure out how to clean up a damaged environment.
5: Puffins: Cute to Catalyst
Available August 10, 2021
Puffins on the English coast draw crowds of adoring fans; can they inspire people to change their habits?
6: Vultures in Zimbabwe
Available August 17, 2021
A bird that is vital to healthy ecosystems faces human-made challenges in sub-Saharan Africa.
7: Block Island, Bird Central
Available August 24, 2021
A small and remarkable island along the Atlantic Flyway models what bird love can do for a community.
8: Plantation Ecology
Available August 31, 2021
Conservationists in South Carolina are transforming old systems of oppression into practices that preserve land and create habitat for an extraordinary number of birds.
Bonus Episode: The Future of Bird Migration with Scott Weidensaul
Available October 19, 2021
Ari and Scott Weidensaul, author of A World on the Wing, discuss the incredible abilities of migratory birds, the challenges facing them in a rapidly changing world and what we can do to help alleviate the pressure.
Listen to the season 2 trailer:
Season 2 Credits
Host & Senior Producer: Ari Daniel
Editor: Caitlin Pierce of the Rough Cut Collective
Episode Producers: Claire Reynolds, J. Nailah Avery, Nick Mott, Paul Drury-Bradey & Nic Granville-Fall, Ish Mafundikwa, Ben James
Content Director: Allison Wilson
Production Assistant: Sam Johnson
Digital Producer & Fact-Checking: Conor Gearin
Audio Editing & Sound Design: Rob Byers, Michael Raphael & Johnny Vince Evans of Final Final V2
Theme Song and Original Music: Ian Coss
Additional Music: Blue Dot Sessions
Artwork: Clint McMillen of Braincloud Design
Threatened Season 1
The first season of Threatened will transport you to some of the most beautiful and remote places in North America — where birds are calling humans to take action. These stories about the enduring connections between birds, people, and landscapes are for the bird-curious, conservation-conscious, and travel-starved.
Join host and senior science reporter Ari Daniel for an escape to the natural world — and a glimpse into the lives of the people working to protect it.
1: A Riot of Nesting Seabirds
November 24, 2020
The series begins on the Pribilof Islands — tiny chunks of land in the middle of the Bering Sea — and home to nesting seabirds in summer.
2: Curlews, Sparrows, and the Ecological Trap
December 1, 2020
We head to Idaho in search of grassland birds, including the elegant Long-billed Curlew.
3: Watching Over Western Sandpipers
December 8, 2020
A proposed port expansion in the Fraser River Estuary has community members standing up for shorebirds.
4: Protecting Biodiversity in the Boreal Forest
December 15, 2020
We end our journey in Thaidene Nëné, a protected area spanning 6.5 million acres that’s home to billions of birds.
Listen to the season 1 trailer:
Season 1 Credits
Managing Editor/Host/Producer: Ari Daniel
Producer: Monica Gokey
Producer: Molly Segal
Editor: Allison Wilson
Additional Mixing: Mark Bramhill & Allison Wilson
Artwork: Clint McMillen at Braincloud Design
Music: Blue Dot Sessions
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