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Earth Day Celebrates 40 Years

We've come a long way -- with much yet to do!

April 22, 2010 -- the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day. On Earth Day, we're reminded to honor the earth and preserve the balance of nature. Few things remind us more of the fundamental need to conserve and enjoy nature than the voices of birds - the irreplaceable voices of birds. This Eastern Meadowlark pours forth his lovely spring song. This Earth Day, celebrate birds and the natural world they fill with music. Can you find a way to get involved? Check out EarthDay.org.

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Earth Day and Bird Song

Written by Bob Sundstrom

This is BirdNote!
[Dawn chorus of many bird voices, somewhere in North America]
April 22, 2010

Today BirdNote celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day. Earth Day officially marks the birth of the modern environmental movement. More than this, on Earth Day we’re reminded to honor the earth and preserve the balance of nature.
Few things remind us more of the fundamental need to conserve and enjoy nature than the voices of birds – the irreplaceable voices of birds.
From the ethereal song of a Wood Thrush in an Eastern forest [Wood Thrush song], to sweet whistles of a Western Meadowlark in a Midwestern grassland [Western Meadowlark song], to the tipsy warbles of a Black-headed Grosbeak in a California woodlot [Black-headed Grosbeak song].
And from the melody of an Altamira Oriole in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas [Altamira Oriole song], to the musical notes of a Greater Pewee in the mountains of Arizona [Greater Pewee song], to the haunted wail of a Common Loon on a northern lake [Common Loon song].
This Earth Day -- celebrate birds and the natural world they fill with music. [Black-headed Grosbeak]
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Dawn Song recorded by Martyn Stewart www.naturesound.org
Sounds of the featured birds provided by The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Song of the Wood Thrush recorded by G.F. Budney; Western Meadowlark by Gerrit Vyn; Black-headed Grosbeak by Thomas G. Sander; Altamira Oriole by G.A.Keller; Greater Pewee by Curtis A. Marantz; and Common Loon wail by S.R.Pantle.                                           
Producer: John Kessler
Executive Producer: Chris Peterson
© 2010 Tune In to Nature.org     April 2010  MM

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