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When BirdNote’s Executive Director Nick Bayard joined BirdNote, he knew it would involve sharing the joy and wonder of birds with our listeners, but he didn’t expect it to inspire his kids to become avid birders. Now, his children Piper and Keaton are the ones asking to go on bird walks! In this show, Piper and Keaton share their favorite birds.
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The Love of Birds is Contagious
Written and narrated by Nick Bayard
Nick Bayard: This is BirdNote. I’m Nick Bayard, BirdNote’s Executive Director.
We’re at the end of our fall fundraising week, and if you haven’t had a chance to visit BirdNote.org to make a donation, I’m here asking you to please do so today.
When I joined BirdNote, I knew that this job would involve sharing the joy and wonder of birds with our listeners, but I didn’t expect it to inspire my kids to become avid birders.
Now, I’m not the one suggesting we go on bird walks — my kids seem to always beat me to it.
Five-year-old Keaton has his favorite birds:
Keaton Bayard: I love crows and Bald Eagles… and swans!
[Sounds of those birds]
Nick Bayard: And seven-year-old Piper has her favorites as well:
Piper Bayard: I love Black-capped Chickadees and Ospreys!
[Sounds of those birds]
Nick Bayard: Just by having more nature in my life, my kids now have a passion that is entirely their own, and I can’t wait to see where it leads them.
You can help inspire the next generation to care about birds and take steps to protect them by donating to BirdNote today, at birdnote.org. Your tax-deductible gift of any amount at birdnote.org makes a big difference.
Keaton Bayard: For BirdNote, I’m Keaton Bayard.
Piper Bayard: And I’m Piper Bayard.
Nick Bayard: And I’m Nick Bayard.
Keaton Bayard: Thank you for supporting BirdNote!!
Content Director: Jonese Franklin
Senior Producer: John Kessler
Producer: Mark Bramhill
Managing Editor: Jazzi Johnson
Managing Producer: Conor Gearin
American Crow recorded by user Robert.Crosley and Black-capped Chicakdee recorded by user micndom on freesound.org.
BirdNote’s theme was composed and played by Nancy Rumbel and John Kessler.
© 2023 BirdNote November 2023
Narrator: Nick Bayard
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