If it weren't for birds, how many of us would take notice of the natural world? Birds are all around us. In our back yards or driving across country, most of the animals we see are birds. Many draw attention with their songs. Some birds hunt on the wing, and you'll see one if you watch the sky. They sometimes fly in large flocks. Birds are unavoidable. How many fewer nature-lovers there would be, if it weren't for more than the 10,000 species of birds!
Imagine a world without the sweet sounds of this Mourning Dove ...
Today’s show is dedicated to the memory of Gretchen Hull, a great friend to, and protector of, birds everywhere.
If It Weren’t for Birds
and display, often in flight -
Calls and songs of birds provided by The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Western Meadowlark recorded by G. Vyn; Downy Woodpecker drumming, House Finch, winnowing of Wilson’s Snipe, and Cackling Geese by G. A. Keller; Willow Flycatcher by M. J. Anderson.
Producer: John Kessler
Executive Producer: Chris Peterson
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