BirdCallsRadio: Bonnie Paton Moon & Larry Morgan

Bonnie Paton Moon, Daughter of the Late Wally and Marion Paton and Larry Morgan “Ambassador For The Birds,” Stewart & Caretaker for the property of Paton’s Birder Haven; are the next special guests on BirdCallsRadio WORLDWIDE, Internet Streaming & BCR iTunes. Come join us for Part 1 of this extraordinary interview.

Birdwatchers from around the world come to enjoy watching the hummingbird feeders that Wally and Marion Paton & family put out for all to enjoy for over 30 years. Paton's Birders Haven Photo taken by the ©Paton Family. All Rights Reserved. Photo may not be used without written permission. Please respect the wishes of the Paton Family.

Birdwatchers from around the world come to enjoy watching the hummingbird feeders that Wally and Marion Paton & family put out for all to enjoy for over 30 years. Feeding stations were set out attracting hundreds of different species including rare ones like the Violet-crowned Hummingbird. (Paton’s is considered one of the most reliable spots in the U.S. to view the Violet-crowned) First Certified sighting of the Cinnamon Hummingbird was at the Paton’s in 1992. One of only 2 sightings in the U.S. at that time. Other rare birds include the Plain-capped Start Throat.  Paton’s Birders Haven Photo taken by the ©Paton Family. All Rights Reserved. Photo may not be used without written permission. Please respect the wishes of the Paton Family.

In 1974, Wally and Marion Paton, life-long gardeners, naturalists bird-lovers began to plant flowers and install water features on their property in Patagonia Arizona. They put up hummingbird feeders and had great success, attracting Violet-crowned Hummingbirds along with even rarer species like the Cinnamon Hummingbird and Plain-Capped Star-throat. When the couple realized birders were crowding outside their fence to get a better view, the Paton’s opened the gate and welcomed them inside. So began this conservation story of two dedicated naturalist that lives on as a testament to their vision.

Birdwatcher, Conservationist and naturalist from around the world enjoy the sites and sounds of the Paton Property forever!

Birdwatchers from around the world come to enjoy watching the hummingbird feeders that Wally and Marion Paton & family put out for all to enjoy for over 30 years. Paton's Birders Haven Photo taken by the ©Paton Family. All Rights Reserved. Photo may not be used without written permission. Please respect the wishes of the Paton Family.

Birdwatchers from around the world come to enjoy watching the hummingbird feeders that Wally and Marion Paton & family put out for all to enjoy for over 30 years. This was a photo taken inside the families home looking out at the birdwatchers each and every morning. Paton’s Birders Haven Photo taken by the ©Paton Family. All Rights Reserved. Photo may not be used without written permission. Please respect the wishes of the Paton Family.

Bonnie Paton Moon is a daughter of the late Wally and Marion Paton of Paton’s Birder Haven. After her mother’s passing in 2009, Bonnie embarked on a 4 and 1/2 year odyssey, to preserve and protect her parent’s internationally renowned birding Mecca known as Paton’s Birder Haven in Patagonia, AZ. Due to the foresight of the Paton family, and the partnership of the American Bird Conservancy, Victor Emanuel Nature Tours and Tucson Audubon Society supported by over a thousand generous supporters, this little gem of birding paradise has now been saved in perpetuity. Saved not only for the birds that have come to depend on the Paton’s habitat for food and water, but also for the future generations of birders and nature enthusiast can share this delightful oasis in the desert.

l. to r. Larry Morgan  “Ambassador For The Birds,” & Caretaker for the property of Paton’s Birder Haven," Bonnie Paton Moon, Jackie Paton Covey, Daughters of the Late Wally and Marion Paton, Paton's Birders Haven. Photo taken by the ©Paton Family. All Rights Reserved. Photo may not be used without written permission. Please respect the wishes of the Paton Family.

Standing in front of the famous fountain that the Late Wally and Marion Paton built in April 21, 1996 at Paton’s Birders Haven. l. to r. Larry Morgan “Ambassador For The Birds,” & Caretaker for the property of Paton’s Birder Haven.”, Bonnie Paton Moon, Jackie Paton Covey, Daughters of the Late Wally and Marion Paton of Paton’s Birders Haven.  Photo taken by the ©Paton Family. All Rights Reserved. Photo may not be used without written permission. Please respect the wishes of the Paton Family.

Click here and to listen to this show:  Bonnie Paton Moon and Larry Morgan interview 

Click here and go to Know Your Bird Calls for our NEW Contest to win a prize starting on this show! Your answer must be in for the deadline of Monday May 19 at 12 noon! As of May 27, 2014 no picked the correct answer. BCR will extend this contest till June 2, 2014.

Be sure to check out the the first post on the history of the Paton Birders Haven here. Paton’s Birder Haven Lives On!

Wally and Marion Paton celebrating the completion of the newly completed fountain at Paton's Birder Haven on April 20, 1996. Photo taken by the ©Paton Family. All Rights Reserved. Photo may not be used without written permission. Please respect the Paton Family.

Wally and Marion Paton celebrating the completion of the newly completed fountain at Paton’s Birder Haven on April 20, 1996. Photo taken by the ©Paton Family. All Rights Reserved. Photo may not be used without written permission. Please respect the Paton Family.

We thank the American Bird Conservancy, Victor Emanuel Nature Tours, and Ann Cullen Smith whom at the young age of 105 year old and staunch conservationist, encouraged many to do the right thing and protect this jewel property called Paton’s Birders Haven; and Tucson Audubon’s Paton Center for Hummingbirds, including many of BirdCallsRadio guests and thousand of others who have donated so generously to save this slice of heaven. BUT, Most of all, to Wally and Marion Paton and the entire Paton family to have to foresight and know the importance of being real conservationist and saving a piece of heaven for all to enjoy!

Paton's Birder Haven Original Wooden Sign. Photo taken by the ©Paton Family. All Rights Reserved. Photo may not be used without written permission. Please respect the wishes of the Paton Family

Paton’s Birder Haven Original Wooden Sign. Photo taken by the ©Paton Family. All Rights Reserved. Photo may not be used without written permission. Please respect the wishes of the Paton Family

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Know Your Bird Calls™

BirdCallsRadio Announces a new contest!

Yellow Warbler, male, singing in spring on territory, Crane Creek, Ohio. ©Townsend P. Dickinson. All Rights Reserved.

Yellow Warbler, male, singing in spring on territory, Crane Creek, Ohio. ©Townsend P. Dickinson. All Rights Reserved. Photo may not be used without written permission.

 Here’s how to play.

  1. BirdCallsRadio will post and play a bird sound, you then have to guess the type of bird making the sound. This could be a call, song or another type of sound that a bird makes.
  2. Email your answer to the Form below.  Or to top in to “Know Your Bird Calls”.
  3. All correct responses will be put into a hat and a winner will be picked at radom.
  4. The winner will receive a very cool prize.
  5. Your answer must be in by the deadline of Monday May 19 at 12 noon!
  6. The answer will be posted on BirdCallsRadio website.

Thank you to The Cornell Lab of Ornithology for there generosity in contributing the audio recording of a bird sound for BirdCallsRadio first “Know Your Bird Calls” Contest.

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Here is the 1st Know Your Bird Calls™ sound. Listen here.

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Paton’s Birder Haven Lives On!

The Paton/Morgan interview is now rescheduled for airtime on

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 10:00am EST. 

Bonnie Paton Moon and Larry Morgan are our next special guests coming on BirdCallsRadio WORLDWIDE, Internet Streaming & BCR iTunes. Come join us for Part 1 of this extraordinary interview.

Bonnie Paton Moon Daughter of the late Wally and Marion Paton of Patons Birder Haven., now Tucsons Audubon Paton Cener for Hummingbirds. Patagonia, AZ. Looks over the daliy bird sighting ©Richard D. Moon. All Rights Reserved.

Bonnie Paton Moon Daughter of the late Wally and Marion Paton of Patons Birder Haven, now Tucsons Audubon Paton Cener for Hummingbirds. Patagonia, AZ. Looks over the daliy bird sighting
©Richard D. Moon. All Rights Reserved. Photo many not be used without wirtten permission. Please respect the wishes of the Paton Family.

In 1974, Wally and Marion Paton, life-long gardeners, naturalists bird-lovers began to plant flowers and install water features on their property in Patagonia Arizona. They put up hummingbird feeders and had great success, attracting Violet-crowned Hummingbirds along with even rarer species like the Cinnamon Hummingbird and Plain-Capped Star-throat.

Wally and Marion Paton celebrating the completion of the newly completed fountain at Paton's Birder Haven. Photo taken by the ©Paton Family. All Rights Reserved. Photo may not be used without  written permission. Please respect the Paton Family.

Wally and Marion Paton celebrating the completion of the newly completed fountain at Paton’s Birder Haven on April 20, 1996. Photo taken by the ©Paton Family. All Rights Reserved. Photo may not be used without written permission. Please respect the wishes of the Paton Family.

When the couple realized birders were crowding outside their fence to get a better view, the Paton’s opened the gate and welcomed them inside. So began this conservation story of two dedicated naturalist that lives on as a testament to their vision. With their passing, the fate of the sanctuary was an open question.

Paton's Birder Haven Original Wooden Sign. Photo taken by the ©Paton Family. All Rights Reserved. Photo may not be used without written permission. Please respect the wishes of the Paton Family

Paton’s Birder Haven Original Wooden Sign. Photo taken by the ©Paton Family. All Rights Reserved. Photo may not be used without written permission. Please respect the wishes of the Paton Family

Fortunately, this past summer of 2013, a partnership was formed between the American Bird Conservancy, Victor Emanuel Nature Tours and Tucson Audubon to lead a campaign to “Help Save Paton’s Birder Haven”. The initial fund drive was very successful with contributions totaling $300,000 received. This piece of heaven has been visited and enjoyed by literally millions of birders and nature enthusiasts from around the world for over 40 years ago. As a result of these efforts, the property is now in the custody of Tucson Audubon and the future of this treasured property has been secured forever!

l. to r.  Bonnie Paton Moon Daughter, Marion Paton, Mother. Photo taken by the ©Paton Family. All Rights Reserved. Photo may not be used without written permission. Please respect the wishes of the Paton Family.

l. to r. Bonnie Paton Moon Daughter, Marion Paton, Mother. Photo taken by the ©Paton Family. All Rights Reserved. Photo may not be used without written permission. Please respect the wishes of the Paton Family.

Bonnie Paton Moon is a daughter of the late Wally and Marion Paton of Paton’s Birder Haven. After her mother’s passing in 2009, Bonnie embarked on a 4 and 1/2 year odyssey, to preserve and protect her parent’s internationally renowned birding Mecca known as Paton’s Birder Haven in Patagonia, AZ. Due to the foresight of the Paton family, and the partnership of the American Bird Conservancy, Victor Emanuel Nature Tours and Tucson Audubon Society supported by over a thousand generous supporters, this little gem of birding paradise has now been saved in perpetuity. Saved not only for the birds that have come to depend on the Paton’s habitat for food and water, but also for the future generations of birders and nature enthusiast can share this delightful oasis in the desert.

Larry Morgan, “Ambassador For The Birds,” for Paton’s Birder Haven, stands in front of "The Paton's" sign  that hangs at the entrance of the Paton's house in Patagonia AZ. Photo taken by ©Walter Andrew. All Rights Reserved. Photo may not be used without written permission. Please respect the wishes of the Paton Family.

Larry Morgan, “Ambassador For The Birds,” for Paton’s Birder Haven, stands in front of “The Paton’s” sign that hangs at the entrance of the Paton’s house in Patagonia Arizona. Photo taken by ©Walter Andrew. All Rights Reserved. Photo may not be used without written permission. Please respect the wishes of the Paton Family.

Larry Morgan, the current “Ambassador For The Birds,” for Paton’s Birder Haven, learned to appreciate nature at an early age, he grew up on a farm in south Mississippi. Larry has traveled to all 50 states and Canada, Mexico, Belize and Honduras to further his knowledge of the natural world. Larry says, “Being the “Ambassador to the Birds” at the Paton’s Birder Haven has allowed me to meet birders from around the world. It is a most fantastic “job”, I treasure my time spent at the Paton House in Patagonia Arizona. I love showing beginning birders new birds and help them to be able to identify them.”

The fund raising does go on still, Tucson Audubon continues to seek donations to make enhancements to the property and set up an endowment for future needs. Please consider helping in this worthwhile endeavor for the next generation.  Tucson Audubon

We thank the American Bird Conservancy, Tucson Audubon Society, Victor Emanuel Nature Tours, many of BirdCallsRadio guests and thousand of others who have donated so generously to save this slice of heaven.

Join us and listen to this incredible story told by two extraordinary participants. There is much to share and it will be told in two installments. Here is Part 1 Interview with BirdCallsRadio: Bonnie Paton Moon & Larry Morgan

 

 

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Julie Zickefoose back in Connecticut

Julie Zickefoose, naturalist, writer, artist, author of "The Bluebird Effect" Flyer & Illustrations by ©Julie Zickefoose. All Rights Reserved.

Julie Zickefoose, naturalist, writer, artist, author of “The Bluebird Effect” Flyer & Illustrations by ©Julie Zickefoose. All Rights Reserved.

Julie Zickefoose comes to Connecticut for a evening  talk hosted by the Potapaug Audubon tonight Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at 7:00 P.M., “The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds” Location & Directions Click here for map.  Old Lyme Town Hall, 52 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371. I-95 Exit 70.

Julie is a popular wildlife artist, naturalist, writer, and author of Letters from Eden: A Year at Home, in the Woods, and The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds, a recent pick for Oprah Book Club “Book of the Week.”

Julie draws inspiration for art and writing from her 80-acre wildlife sanctuary in the Appalachian foothills of Ohio – land from which she says she learns something new every day. She and her husband, Bill Thompson III, ” have seen more than 180 species of birds and nearly 70 species of butterflies on their nature sanctuary.”

The Bluebird Effect, according to Zickefoose, “has grown from 40 years of working with, studying, drawing and helping birds; trying to fix them when they’re broken and mothering them when they’re orphaned.” The book includes more than 320 illustrations by the author.

For more on Julie Zickfoose: Website juliezickefoose.com

Listen to a past interview on BirdCallsRadio with special guest Julie Zickefoose here 

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BirdCallRadio: Biking For Birds with Dorian Anderson

Dorian Anderson, Biking For Birds 2014. Norwalk, CT. ©Mardi Welch Dickinson/KymryGroup.

Dorian Anderson, Biking For Birds stops in southern CT for an interview with host Mardi Dickinson on BirdCallsRadio on  January 17, 2014. ©Mardi Welch Dickinson/KymryGroup. All Rights Reserved.

Dorian Anderson Biking For Birds joins host Mardi Dickinson on location in southern Connecticut in a impromtu interview together as he takes a short break to refuel and rest from biking and birding fundrasier. This is the first leg of Dorian’s Journey across the county. We will get into the birds Dorian has seen, type of equipment and gear he has onboard to situations Dorian has encountered plus much more.

Biking for Birds is a year-long environmental odyssey aimed at protecting wild birds and their habitats. During this twelve-month endeavor,  which commenced January 1 from Cape Ann, Massachusetts., geneticist Dr. Dorian Anderson, a Philadelphia native, hopes to see and photograph 600 species of birds while pedaling his bike 15,000 miles across the country.

To further eliminate a carbon footprint during his travels, Dr. Anderson will not have a support vehicle to assist him; everything he needs will be carried on Dorian’s  back and his bicycle. This Big Year permutation will certainly add an unprecedented level of adventure to the endeavor, and it should set a new standard for environmentally sustainable travel.

The immediate goals of this endeavor are three-fold. First, I want to find as many bird species as possible. If I can complete the proposed route, I should find between 550 and 600 species. I hope my efforts to achieve this goal will promote heightened interest in birds, bird watching, and bird conservation. Second, I hope Biking For Birds will showcase the bicycle as a healthy and environmentally sustainable form of transportation. Third, I have partnered with both The Conservation Fund and the American Birding Association. and I hope to raise $100,000 (or more!) on behalf of these organizations that focus on land conservation and promotion of birdwatching, respectively. – Dorian Anderson

Corporate partner Best Western will provide him with lodging, and 100 percent of all donations raised will go to The Conservation Fund and The American Birding Association. Those who wish to donate or follow Dr. Anderson’s epic adventure should visit his blog at bikingforbirds.blogspot.com

Click below to listen to show #84: Biking For Birds with Dorian Anderson

 

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Dorian Anderson, Biking For Birds next guest on BirdCallsRadio

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Dorian Anderson on Biking For Birds is our next guest coming up Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 on BirdCallsRadio WORLDWIDE Internet Streaming & BCR iTunes.

Dorian will join host Mardi Dickinson on location in southern Connecticut in a inpromtu interview together as he takes a short break to refuel and rest from Biking For Birds fundrasier. Want to ask a question? email me at birdcallsradio@gmail.com, tweet us @BirdCallsRadio or post a question on Facebook

Biking for Birds is a year-long environmental odyssey aimed at protecting wild birds and their habitats. During this twelve-month endeavor,  which commenced January 1 from Cape Ann, Massachusetts., geneticist Dr. Dorian Anderson, a Philadelphia native, hopes to see and photograph 600 species of birds while pedaling his bike 15,000 miles across the country. To further eliminate a carbon footprint during his travels, Dr. Anderson will not have a support vehicle to assist him; everything he needs will be carried on Dorian’s  back and his bicycle. This Big Year permutation will certainly add an unprecedented level of adventure to the endeavor, and it should set a new standard for environmentally sustainable travel.

 “The immediate goals of this endeavor are three-fold. First, I want to find as many bird species as possible. If I can complete the proposed route, I should find between 550 and 600 species. I hope my efforts to achieve this goal will promote heightened interest in birds, bird watching, and bird conservation. Second, I hope Biking For Birds will showcase the bicycle as a healthy and environmentally sustainable form of transportation. Third, I have partnered with both The Conservation Fund and the American Birding Association. and I hope to raise $100,000 (or more!) on behalf of these organizations that focus on land conservation and promotion of birdwatching, respectively”. - Dorian Anderson

Corporate partner Best Western will provide him with lodging, and 100 percent of all donations raised will go to The Conservation Fund and The American Birding Association. Those who wish to donate or follow Dr. Anderson’s epic adventure should visit his blog at bikingforbirds.blogspot.com

Thanks for  your continued support of BirdCallsRadio.

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BirdCallsRadio Re-launched

BirdCallsRadio™ worldwide is pleased to announce that host Mardi Welch Dickinson will continue to bring exciting and forward thinking guests, including birders, artists, educators, authors, scientists, and organizations to interested listeners through the re-launched show.

New guests, as before, will include key players with interests in bird identification, conservation, equipment, gardening, nature tours, and ornithology. The format and delivery method of the content will change slightly. To streamline content delivery we are moving from radio style delivery to polished podcasts.

My goal is to get beyond sounds bytes through in depth conversations  that will provide a more complete examination of the subject. In a new twist, we will occasionally feature expert guest co-hosts to complement the main subject. We are excited too about plans for on location reporting from birding and conservation hot spots around the world and through regular and timely field updates.

We are building on the successful efforts of our first 20 months.  In that time BirdCallsRadio™ developed a unique voice worldwide in all matters relating to wild birds and conservation. There is simply no other media outlet with the same broad scope and in depth content anywhere. We have reliable stats that indicate our listeners tuned in from 42 States and 102 Countries. People can hear us by worldwide streaming, or through recorded shows on their computers, smart phones or tablets from the BCR website or through downloaded BCR iTunes podcasts.

Guests and co-hosts inquiries are now under consideration and are being booked for future shows are ongoing. If you are interested in joining the stellar line-up please contact us for consideration.  Advertising Rates are also available now for website ads or air time spots.

I am excited to bring BirdCallsRadio™ back to loyal listeners and will make every effort to build on and exceed our previous achievements. I look forward to reconnecting with all of you and to form new relationships with those that will be joining us for the first time.

Cheers,                                                                                                                                         Mardi Dickinson

                                                             

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John Fitzpatrick on The Great Backyard Count

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The Great Backyard Bird Count is starting tomorrow February 14 -17, 2014.  This is a great way to join in and learn all about birds & have fun., And, just maybe become even more interested in understand the natural world better. I join in every year beacuse we think its imprtant to contribute to help The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) citizen-science project.  The Great Backyard Bird Count

Dr. John Fitzpatrick, director Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Dr. John Fitzpatrick, director Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Dr. John Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, joined us on one of our past shows. IF you didn’t get a chance to hear the show, here is your chance to really understand about this great project and learn what you can do to participate. Click here to listen BCR archive 2-12-12 with John Fitzpatrick GBBC or download from BCR iTunes here. iTunes BirdCallsRadio

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Songbirds Stamps

Beautiful Songbirds

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The U.S. Postal Service celebrates ten melodic voices with the Songbirds stamps: the western meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta), the mountain bluebird (Sialia currucoides), the western tanager (Piranga ludoviciana), the painted bunting (Passerina ciris), the Baltimore oriole (Icterus galbula), the evening grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus), the scarlet tanager (Piranga olivacea), the rose-breasted grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus), the American goldfinch (Spinus tristis), and the white-throated sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis).

Each colorful bird is shown perching on a fence post or branch embellished with vines, pinecones, leaves, or flowers. The artwork appears against a plain, white background.

Why do songbirds make such a glorious racket every morning? In a word, love. Males sing to attract females, and to warn rivals to keep out of their territory. Between 4,000 and 4,500 different types of songbirds can be found around the planet, accounting for nearly half of all bird species. Songbirds are identified by their highly developed vocal organs, although some, like the crow, have harsh voices, and others sing rarely, or not at all. All songbirds are classified as perching birds. With three toes that point forward and one that points backward, they can grip branches, grasses, or telephone wires with ease.

Illustrator Robert Giusti painted the portraits, based on photographs. Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamps.

Songbirds will be issued as Forever® stamps in booklets of 20. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce rate. http://uspsstamps.com/stamps/songbirds

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Dennis Varza Remembered

l. to r. Dennis Varza, 2013 Recipient, Mabel Osgood Wright Award; Milan Bull, Senior Director of Science and Conservation for CT Audubon Society; COA 29th Annual Meeting 2013, Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT. March 23, 2013. ©Mardi Welch Dickinson /KymryGroup. All Rights Reserved.

l. to r. Dennis Varza, 2013 Recipient, Mabel Osgood Wright Award; Milan Bull, Senior Director of Science and Conservation for CT Audubon Society; COA 29th Annual Meeting 2013, Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT. March 23, 2013. ©Mardi Welch Dickinson /KymryGroup. All Rights Reserved.

Dennis Edward Varza
May 12, 1954 – December 29, 2013

Dennis Varza, age 59, of Fairfield, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2013. Born in Bridgeport, son of the late Victor and Marie Broderick Varza. Dennis had been a Fairfield Town resident for most of his life. Dennis graduated from Shippensburg State College in Pa and did his graduate work at LSU where he earned a MS in Zoology and went on to the University of Oklahoma where he studied aquatic ecology. He had worked for many years as a contract biologist for the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection setting up programs to protect Piping Plovers and Least Terns plus many other projects.

Early on, he worked for the Connecticut Audubon Society revitalizing Fairfield’s Birdcraft Museum as its curator and initiating a bird banding field station that continues today. Dennis had a lifelong love of Ornithology and the research and historical documentation of the birds of Connecticut. He has several first state record bird sitings on his “life list”. In high school he started the Stratford-Milford Christmas Bird Count. Later he was a founding member of the Ct Ornithological Association (COA) and the first field editor for its publication, The Connecticut Warbler. He was acknowledged in the popular book by Zeranski and Baptist, “Birds of Connecticut”. Mr. Varza was very well respected in the birding community, receiving COA’s Mabel Osgood Wright Award in 2013 for his many contributions in research and conservation. Dennis also enjoyed photography, gardening and caring for the environment.

He is survived by his brother, Victor Varza of Maryland, a sister, Gail Santelle and her husband Michael of Trumbull, his uncles Thomas, Robert, Michael and Patrick Broderick, an aunt Catherine Broderick, a niece Ava Santelle as well as many cousins.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2014 from 2-6pm in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Rd., Fairfield Center with a prayer service at 5:30 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Swim Across the Sound, c/o 2800 Main St., Bridgeport, Ct 06606. To sign an online register, purchase flowers, get travel directions, or leave a comment (by scolling down once on page) please visit by clicking here directly onto Dennis Varza’s page at Lesko & Polke Funeral Home

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We were were honored to have Dennis as one our special guests on BirdCallsRadio. Please take a listen by clicking here. DennisVarza BCR interview. &  White-tailed Kite.

Dennis may you fly with the White-tailed Kite far and wide to those wonderful special places that feathered friends go.”  ~ Mardi Welch Dickinson.

White-Tailed Kite, first Connecticut State record. Discovered by Dennis Varza on July 11, 2010 at Stratford Point, CT. ©Mardi Welch Dickinson / KymryGroup. All Rights Reserved.

White-Tailed Kite, The First Connecticut State Record discovered by Dennis E. Varza on July 11, 2010 at Stratford Point, CT. ©Mardi Welch Dickinson/KymryGroup™. All Rights Reserved.

The Mabel Osgood Wright Award was established in 1991, to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the study and conservation of birds in Connecticut. The award commemorates the achievements of Mabel Osgood Wright, a driving force in bird protection in Connecticut in the early 1900s. Wright, along with a handful of Connecticut women activists, helped change the fashion industry to promote one of the first bird conservation movements of our time. Her efforts led directly to the establishment of the Connecticut Audubon Society, and later to the creation of the National Audubon Society. The Connecticut Ornthological Association honors her efforts and success in bird conservation by giving an award in her name to someone who has made a significant impact on our knowledge, study, and conservation of birds and whos efforts have promoted avian conservation, education and research in Connecticut. 

Dennis Varza, Recipient, Mabel Osgood Wright Award; COA 29th Annual Meeting 2013, Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT. March 23, 2013. ©Mardi Welch Dickinson/KymryGroup. All Rights Reserved.

Dennis Varza, Recipient, Mabel Osgood Wright Award; COA 29th Annual Meeting 2013, Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT. March 23, 2013. ©Mardi Welch Dickinson/KymryGroup. All Rights Reserved.

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CT Audubon Society Featuring Artist of the Year – Sean Murtha

Congratulations to Plein-air Artist, Sean Murtha for Featuring Artist of the Year, Birds And Their Habitat presented by Connecticut Audubon Society. Come meet the artist at the Gala Preview Party. Check out Sean’s BCR interview here. http://birdcallsradio.com/2012/09/04/birdcallsradio-sean-and-brendan-murtha/

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Help Save Paton’s Bird Haven

BirdCallsRadio™ knows this piece of heaven has been visited and enjoyed by thousands of birders and nature enthusiasts around the world for over 35 years. NOW the property is facing an uncertain future. Don’t let this piece of heaven slip away.

The American Bird Conservancy, Tucson Audubon Society, Victor Emanuel Nature Tours and many of BirdCallsRadio guests including thousand of others have donated to save this slice of heaven. UPDATE The amount that has been raised as of Sept 17, 2013 is a stagging $252K This is Fantastic! $300K is the goal BEFORE October 15. Help Save Paton’s Bird Haven by clicking here to learn more and donate: http://www.abcbirds.org/paton/

Image/diagram Courtesy of ©American Bird Conservancy. All Rights Reserved.

Image/diagram Courtesy of ©American Bird Conservancy. All Rights Reserved.

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BirdCallsRadio Update!

There have been some changes and developments at BirdCallsRadio™.

BirdCallsRadio™ worldwide is pleased to announce that Mardi Welch Dickinson will take over the leading role of host of the show. The recent past host and founder Chris Bosak has stepped down. In his own words, “I had to pull the plug…due to financial considerations, but being able to talk to some of the biggest names in the world of birding on the air was something special. A particular highlight was having Kenn and Kim Kaufman live in studio…”

We will to continue to bring exciting and forward thinking guests from the birding community to the show this year. This will include a new twist, we will feature fascinating guest co-hosts to complement the main guest and spend more time in lively banter. We also have plans for more live shows, location reporting from birding hot spots and regular worldwide bird related updates.

BirdCallsRadio™ has developed a unique voice worldwide in all matters relating to wild birds and birding, there is no other media outlet with the same broad scope and content anywhere. Current listeners are located in 42 States and 102 Countries. People can hear us live, by worldwide streaming, or through recorded shows on their computers, smart phones or tablets from the website or iTunes podcasts. We are excited by our possibilities and having sought out and received feedback from experts in the birding community, we feel strongly that we have a great plan that will help us grow and increase the listener base.

We want to continue but we need your help right now to keep this brokered show on the air. That’s right we have to pay for airtime and production costs. We have a good plan,  however the critical financial support necessary to make this happen is not where it needs to be. Besides advertising., support may be in the form of contributions, donations, grants or sponsorship.

Please do something now if you want BirdCallsRadio™ to stay on the air, we need your help to keep going. It’s as simple as that.

Thank you!

Mardi Dickinson

Host

203-846-0359

birdcallsradio@gmail.com

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Happy 2013!

BirdCallsRadio is taking some much needed time off. We will return to our regular scheduled program soon.

See (Hoo) will be calling when we return!

Snowy Owl, 1st year male, on jetty, Long Isalnd Sound, Fall, Norwalk, CT. ©Townsend P. Dickinson. All Rights Reserved.

Snowy Owl, 1st year male, on jetty, Long Isalnd Sound, Fall, Norwalk, CT. ©Townsend P. Dickinson. All Rights Reserved.

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Support BirdCallsRadio

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Dear BCR Supporter,

BirdCallsRadio has had an incredible nineteen month run thanks to supportive advertisers and wonderful guests like you!  As we look forward to 2013, we are excited by the opportunity to build on our success. We need advertising so we can continue to deliver the best birding and nature programming to enthusiasts everywhere, but we wish to widen our appeal, to be receptive to other forms of support. BirdCallsRadio continues to bring the epitome of the North American birding and conservation communities to our diverse audience with weekly guests. In addition, the show also has a regular spot by birding personalities, tips, giveaways, bird banter and, of course, calls from listeners. BCR Guest Appearances

Since BirdCallsRadio’s inception in March of 2011, we have had 83 shows, 90 guests, and 18 advertisers. In addition to the local radio listeners, BirdCallsRadio’s audience continues to grow through worldwide Internet Streaming, iTunes, downloads of BCR mp3 Archives, Facebook and Twitter. We now have listeners in 42 States and over 90 Countries who tune in to our shows on a regular basis. This means that that your message will be heard far and wide, and long after the live show airs. BCR Advertising

There are 60 million birdwatchers in the country and they contribute nearly $40 billion to the economy, according to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife study. The early success of BirdCallsRadio has been possible in part by the 18 advertisers who recognized both the public appeal of BCRʼs high quality programming and our growing audience via live worldwide internet streaming, social media outlets and iTunes. Your advertising dollars and other forms of support will provide the birding community with a valuable and entertaining resource. Those same dollars will also keep your organization or message in the ears and minds of birders and nature enthusiasts who purchase equipment, bird feeding supplies, nature books, and support nature and conservation organizations and use tour companies.

As 2012 winds down, there is no better time to consider advertising with BirdCallsRadio with your product or service that appeals to bird watching and conservation community in the upcoming year. Additionally we urge you to consider contributions, donations, grants and other forms of expense underwriting so we can continue these efforts in the coming year.

Thank you for your past support, and we urge you to consider support in the coming year.

Sincerely,
Mardi W. Dickinson
Executive Producer
mardi@kymrygroup.com
 
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BirdCallsRadio Gives Thanks!

Happy Thanksgiving!

We hope you all had a wonderful time with your family and friends. That is what Thanksgiving is all about!

BirdCallsRadio Team continues to be very grateful and gives a huge Thank You  to to each and everyone our fantastic advertisers, guests and supporters who have supported BirdCallsRadio since our inception on March 19, 2011.

Advertisers: Wild Birds Unlimited – Joe & Pat Warren, Darien CT & Bedford Hills NY; Maritime Aquarium; Outdoor Sports; Graze; Birds & Beans; Norwalk Seaport Association; Stew Leonard’s; Audubon Greenwich; Earthplace and Norwalk Land Trust.

Joe Warren from Wild Birds Unlimited has been a major sponsor since our inception and Joe also contributes to a weekly segment on backyard birds.

Guests starting from inception: Milan Bull, Larry Flynn, Frank Mantlik, Bill Wilson, Townsend Dickinson, Margaret Ardwin, Frank Gallo, Tina Green, David Park, John Moeling, Richard Crossley, Jennie Mortonsen, Dara Reid, Keith Tomlinson, Wayne Roberts, Joseph D. Zeranski, Susan Snider, Richard Soffer, Terrie Wood, Don Riepe, Luke Tiller, Jenny Dickson, Floyd Scholz, Ted Gilman, Patrick Comins, Dr. John Fitzpatrick, Mark Obmascik, Catherine Hamilton, Al Levantin, Judy Richardson, Denise Savageau, Dennis Varza, Jeffrey A. Gordon, Tom Andersen, Clay Taylor, Twan Leenders, Kimberly Kaufman, Pete Dunne, Dr. John Fitzpatrick, Milan Bull, Jayne Neville, Benjamin Van Doren, James Currie, Richard Crossley, Mary Warren, Kevin Karlson, Julian Hough, Julie Zickefoose, Kenn Kaufman, Derik Lovitch, Michael Moccio, Patrick Dugan, Terry Backer, Katie Fallon, Florence McBride, Greg Henisek,  John Marzluff, Tony Angell, Eric Powers, Jen Brumfield, Kelly Fuller, Chuck Westfall, Lloyd Spitalnik, Wayne R. Petersen, Kim Todd, Dr. Lawrence Niles, Dr. Joanna Burger, Dr. Amanda Dey, Dave Magpiong, Michelle Mohilef, Danielle Mohilef, Debi Love Shearwater, Joe Schnierlein, Sean Murtha, Brendan Murtha, Betty Petersen, Dave Magiong, Dr. J. Drew Lanham, Joy M. Kiser, Amy T. Montague, Julie Brown, Pete Dunne, Phil Donahue, Kenn & Kim Kaufman, Bill Thompson lll, Gayle McNab, Betty Petersen.

Thanks for your continued support of BirdCallsRadio as always.

Sincerely,
BirdCallsRadio Team
birdcallsradio@gmail.com
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BirdCallsRadio: Gail McNab & Betty Petersen

Gail Eleanor McNab. @Betty Petersen, Director Birder’s Exchange. All Rights Reserved

Betty Petersen

Betty Petersen, Director of Birders’ Exchange, American Birding Association. @Wayne Petersen All Rights Reserved.

 

 

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Due to continuous power outages along the East Coast, today’s BirdCallsRadio episode will be available by clicking on the link below.

Today’s show features an interview with Gail Eleanor McNab, an ABA Birders’ Exchange international intern and Betty Petersen, Director of Birders’ Exchange, to learn about this important bird conservation program from both who have first-hand knowledge of the subject from two different views.

McNab describes herself as an “Outgoing, friendly, hardworking, Creole woman.” She was born in Belize and her love of the outdoors started at a young age as she followed her five brothers around outside, playing sports and exploring nature.

Petersen, Director of the ABA Birders’ Exchange collaborative efforts with Bill Getty of Mass Audubon Society, Joppa Flats for the past 8 years to help make the ABA Birders’ Exchange/Massachusetts Audubon Society International Intern Program the success that it is today. The goal of the program is to develop natural history and conservation ambassadors, and support ecotourism and conservation in the interns’ home countries.

Listen to the show here. bcr McNab-Peterson

Thanks for your support of BirdCallsRadio.

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Gail McNab & Betty Petersen next guests on BirdCallsRadio

Gail Eleanor McNab. @Betty Petersen, Director Birder’s Exchange. All Rights Reserved

Gail Eleanor McNab, an ABA Birders’ Exchange international intern who describes herself as an “Outgoing, friendly, hardworking, Creole woman,” and Betty Petersen, Director of the ABA Birders’ Exchange program, will be the next guests on BirdCallsRadio coming up from 1 to 2 p.m. this Sunday November 4th, on “Worldwide Listen Live“.

Betty Petersen has worked in

Betty Petersen

Betty Petersen, Director of Birders’ Exchange, American Birding Association. @Wayne Petersen. All Rights Reserved.

collaborative efforts with Bill Getty of Mass Audubon Society, Joppa Flats for the past 8 years to help make the ABA Birders’ Exchange/Massachusetts Audubon Society International Intern Program the success that is today. In a statement, Petersen is thrilled beyond words and is delighted to have Gail McNab, the first international young women as this years international ambassador from Belize in the program.  The goal of the program is to develop natural history and conservation ambassadors, and support ecotourism and conservation in the interns’ home countries.

Gail’s passion for nature and birds—a passion which has led her to become this year’s international ambassador for conservation and education under the ABA Birders’ Exchange/Massachusetts Audubon Society International Intern Program in September 2012.  Gail enjoyed her seven-days-a-week courses that involve long hours of study, field trips, speaking to local students and the public, earning a certificate in bird ecology.

McNab was born in Belize City on the Caribbean coast of Central America with her six siblings (five brothers). She spent most of her summers in the outdoors playing sports and going on expeditions with her brothers.

“Growing up in Belize City had it ups and downs just as any other place in the world but what was really difficult was the fact that the only area where we had to play and where there were a little biodiversity was at the edge of the City, which was also the end of the cemetery,” she wrote. “However, just beyond the cemetery were miles of trees and as a child a small area at the end of the cemetery was where all our expeditions in the forest took place.”

She majored in chemistry and biology at high school and, after sitting in on an environmental class in college, made that the focus of her studies. She changed colleges and studied natural resource management for four years at the University of Belize. Her interest in birds started during an Introduction to Mist Netting and Bird Banding course. She was one of seven student in the class.

After her bird course Gail was a member of the Bird group in her Introduction to Rapid Ecological Assessment class. The goal of the project was to rapidly assess the species richness of bird in the Five-Blues Lake National Park where the group carried out a point count in the part of the park being assessed. We stood at each point for a total of ten minutes and noted the species of bird either by sighting or calls. A year and a half later she also took part in a project for her Forest Ecology class in the Chiquibul Forest Nature Reserve.

Be sure to tune in for this fascinating show tomorrow, Sunday Nov 4th. Worldwide Listen Live“. Thanks for your support of BirdCallsRadio.

Due to Hurricane Sandy and severe power outages in this area, we were unable to post this until now. 

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BirdCallsRadio: Bill Thompson III

Bill Thompson

Bill Thompson

Bill Thompson III, co-publisher and editor of “Bird Watchers Digest,” discusses his magazine and also his new book “The Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of North America” in this episode of BirdCallsRadio that originally aired on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.

A prolific writer of birds and nature, he also wrote “Bird Watching for Dummies” and several other books. He also spreads the word about birding through his blog — Bill of the Birds — and a podcast entitled “This Birding Life.”

Tune in to hear his interesting insights into the hobby of birdwatching and his experiences traveling around the globe to see birds.

Click here to listen to the show. BCR Bill Thompson III

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Bill Thompson III next guest on BirdCallsRadio

Bill Thompson

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Bill Thompson III, Co Publisher and editor of the magazine “Bird Watchers Digest,” will be the next guest on BirdCallsRadio, coming up from 1 to 2 p.m. this Sunday October 28th, on 1490 WGCH or “Worldwide Listen Live

His book “The Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of North America” (2012, Houghton Mifflin Company), fits right in with BirdCallsRadio’s mission to get young people interested in and involved with nature. The book also won the silver medal in the Environmental Issues category of the 2012 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards!

A prolific writer of birds and nature, he also wrote “Bird Watching for Dummies” and several other books. He also spreads the word about birding through his blog — Bill of the Birds — and a podcast entitled “This Birding Life.”

His contributions to birding and nature have not gone unnoticed. In 2008, he was awarded a Service Citizen Award from the U.S Fish & Wildlife Service for his contributions in making the National Wildlife Refuge system more bird and birder-friendly.

He is also, among other things, “a dad, a field trip leader, an ecotourism consultant, a guitar player, a regular speaker/performer on the birding festival circuit, a gentleman farmer, and a fungi to be around,” according to his blog site. He has a North American life list of somewhere between 673 and 675 birds, but he has also traveled extensively to see birds.

His wife, Julie Zickefoose, is a former guest on BirdCallsRadio.

Be sure to tune in this Sunday. Thanks for your support of BirdCallsRadio.

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BirdCallsRadio: Kaufmans

Kimberly and Kenn Kaufman ©Delores Cole. All Rights Reserved.

Kenn and Kimberly Kaufman took a break from their New England book-signing tour on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, to do a live, in-studio show with BirdCallsRadio.

We discuss extensively the Kaufmans newly published book “Kaufman Field Guide to

Cover of Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of New England

Nature of New England.” What’s in the book? Why was all this included? Why was it designed the way it was? Were there difficulties or challenges encountered while working on the book? Are there more books coming? All this and more is included in the interview.

All the talk about the book will hopefully make you excited about seeing the book and the Kaufmans have generously donated a book for a lucky BirdCallsRadio listener. Take a listen to the archive to see how to win.

We also discuss the Kaufman’s tour of New England and their quest to find 350 species in nature during their trip in the region.

Click here to listen to the archive. bcr102112kaufman

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Kenn and Kimberly Kaufman next guests on BirdCallsRadio

Kimberly and Kenn Kaufman  ©Delores Cole. All Rights Reserved.

Kenn and Kimberly Kaufman, authors of the newly released “Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of New England,” will be the next guests on BirdCallsRadio, coming up from 1 to 2 p.m. EST on Sunday, Oct 21st AND Re-Broadcast 9-10p.m. EST on Monday Oct 22nd on  WORLDWIDE Internet Streaming on “Listen Live” or 1490 WGCH.

Both Kenn and Kimberly have been guests previously on BirdCallsRadio and this time the husband and wife team will join hosts Chris Bosak and Mardi Dickinson live in studio together as they take a short break from their book signing tour. Want to ask a question? Call 203-661-5051, tweet us @BirdCallsRadio or email at contact me

Cover of Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of New England

We discuss in detail the new book, which was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The book is billed as an “essential reference for nature lovers living in or visiting Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.”

The book, which features more than 2,000 color photographs, includes sections on birds, mammals, trees, wildflowers, insects, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, spiders, mushrooms, ferns, and sea shells.

“The Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of New England provides endless potential to make personal discoveries about nature,” reads promotional material for the book.

During their October book tour, which takes them to 14 locations in six states, they are challenging themselves to identify 350 different kinds of living things during that two week period. Fans and nature lovers can virtually follow along on their tour by checking in to their website (http://birdingwithkennandkim.blogspot.com/).

The book is the latest in The Kaufman Field Guide series that began in 2000 with the publication of the “Kaufman Field Guide to Birds.” The series also includes books on mammals, butterflies, insects and advanced birding.

Kenn is one of the world’s best-known bird experts and is the originator of the Kaufman Field Guide series. He also wrote Lives of North American Birds and two birding memoirs, Flights Against the Sunset and the classic Kingbird Highway. Kenn is also a field editor for Audubon and a contributor to several birding and nature magazines.

Kimberly Kaufman is the executive director of the Black Swamp Bird Observatory in Ohio and a contributing editor to Birds & Blooms magazine. She has traveled throughout the New England states in pursuit of natural history subjects and has taught at the Audubon Camp in Maine.

Be sure to tune in Sunday for this exciting show.

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BirdCallsRadio: Phil Donahue

l. to r. Milan Bull, CT Audubon and Phil Donahue. ©The Purple Martin Conservation Association (PMCA). All Rights Reserved.

Phil Donahue discusses his Purple Martin colony and accompanying website www.gazebophil.com in this edition of BirdCallsRadio, with host, Mardi Dickinson, which originally aired on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.

Listen as this iconic TV personality describes his passion for Purple Martins. Donahue, along with his wife Marlo Thomas, has a large Purple Martin colony at their home.  It was set up with the help of CT Audubon.

Left to right, Milan Bull of CT Audubon, Marlo Thomas, and Phil Donahue at the site of Donahue’s Purple Martin colony. ©Scott Kruitbosch. All Rights Reserved.

Donahue, founder of The Phil Donahue Show, also discusses his conversations with Edward O. Wilson, world renowned biologist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Ants,” and James D. Watson, best known as a co-discoverer of the structure of DNA in 1953 with Francis Crick.

Donahue is an American media personality, writer and film producer, best known for The Phil Donahue Show, which ran from 1967 to 1996,  the longest running syndicated talk show in U.S. television history.

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Phil Donahue next guest on BirdCallsRadio

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Phil Donahue, creator and host of The Phil Donahue Show, will be the next guest on BirdCallsRadio, coming up this Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. on 1490 WGCH and on WORLDWIDE Streaming here on “Listen Live“.

Mr. Donahue will discuss, among other things, his extensive Purple Martin bird colony at his Connecticut home and the accompanying website: www.gazebophil.com. Among many guests Mr. Donahue has interviewed, we will touch on his conversations with Edward O. Wilson, World renowned biologist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Ants”., and James D. Watson, best known as a co-discoverer of the structure of DNA in 1953 with Francis Crick.

Donahue is an American media personality, writer and film producer, best known for The Phil Donahue Show, which ran from 1967 to 1996,  the longest running syndicated talk show in U.S. television history.

More recently he hosted a show called Donahue on MSNBC. In 2007, Donahue served as executive producer for the feature documentary film, Body of War.  His books include “Donahue: My Own Story and The Human Animal.” Donahue was awarded nine Emmy Awards during his broadcasting career, and was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame in 1993.  In May of 2002, TV Guide named “DONAHUE” as one of the Fifty Greatest TV Shows of all time.

Thank you for your support of BirdCallsRadio.

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Focus on Diversity: Changing the FACE of American Birding

 

Focus on Diversity: Changing the FACE of American Birding Logo. ©Fledging Birders Institute. All Rights Reserved

Not to be missed! Focus on Diversity: Changing the Face of American Birding Conference on October 13, 2012. Hosted by the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Bloomington, MN. This is an important conference to support and go to. We are doing our part as a supporting sponsor of this conference. Dave Magpiong and Dr. Drew Lanham were recently on BCR as our guests. Take a listen here or go to BCR iTunes on right column.  bcr 9-17 Magpiong – Lanham  PLUS Bonus Audiobcr 9-17 Magpiong & Lanham BONUS

Last Minute Registration: Contact Dave Magpiong. Email:  dave@fledgingbirders.org

SkyDawgs in the glow of Aplomado Falcon in Lower Rio Grande Valley, TX: J. Drew Lanham, Dave Magpiong, Roy Rodriguez, Douglas Gray, Jeremiah Alexander, and Dudley Edmondson. ©Fledging Birders Institute. All Rights Reserved.

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