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A special season of Bring Birds Back launches January 17th! Join our four guest hosts every Wednesday starting January 17th as they tackle a wide range of stories dedicated to habitat loss, pollution and climate change - and, of course, how it all affects our beloved birds. 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.
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Jazzi Johnson: Hi, bird lovers. I’m Jazzi Johnson, Managing Editor at BirdNote.
Here at BirdNote, we believe that actions speak louder than words. And this year, we mean that literally.
In this special season of Bring Birds Back, we’re focusing on how issues like habitat loss, pollution and climate change threaten our planet, ecosystems and - of course - our beloved birds.
Starting January 17th, you’ll hear from people like John Lipscomb, who’s been protecting and patrolling the Hudson River for 23 years:
John Lipscomb: You know, humans can choose whether they want to go and touch the water, but aquatic life has no choice.
Jazzi Johnson: And Dr. Erica Walker, a noise pollution and public health researcher dedicated to environmental justice:
Erica Walker: If you're personally feeling like you're under attack, under assault with these sounds, that can lead to anxiety, depression, et cetera.
Jazzi Johnson: You’ll learn about the ways wild animals have adapted since our removal of their natural habitats
Christine Laporte: What happened to wildlife in America? What we call America? I mean, my mind immediately goes to colonization
Jazzi Johnson: And discover how a 25-year old bird mystery has been tied to an aquatic invasive plant.
Greg Bugbee: Eagles and Osprey were dying.
Stacy Holt Jr.: Once it gets introduced into an ecosystem, it begins to out-compete all the other aquatic vegetation that might be there. And this just leads to kind of a trickle down effect.
Jazzi Johnson: But don’t worry, you’ll still be hearing plenty about your favorite feathered friends, too:
Clinton Francis: In many landscapes, we know that noise essentially causes a decline in reproductive success for most birds.
Liz Hillard: A recent study just estimated that between 89 million and 340 million birds die annually in vehicle collisions on U.S. roads.
Jazzi Johnson: Every Wednesday, you’ll meet one of our four guest hosts:
Tasha: A nature lover and birder;
Adé: I’m a biology education major;
Trisha: I’m a journalist covering global human rights,
Jazzi Johnson: And
Marcus: a naturalist working to conserve the ecology of Western New York.
Jazzi Johnson: With each episode, we’ll tell you about BirdNote's From Love to Action Campaign, and lay out ways you can get involved by turning your love for birds into concrete action – so that we all can thrive!
Our goal remains the same: to Bring Birds Back– I mean, it’s our name! And we hope you’ll join us for this special season - and get active - starting Wednesday, January 17th!
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