Archive for August 2011

BirdCallsRadio: Don Reipe

Don Riepe, guardian of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, talks to BirdCallsRadio about Jamaica Bay, a refuge in the shadows of the New York City skyline. He discusses shorebird identification, walking through the woods as a kid and how to get kids involved in the outdoors. Joe Warren of Wild Birds Unlimited talks about keeping feeders clean.

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Bird Calls Radio's Bird of the Day for Monday, Aug. 15

The Bird Calls Radio Bird of Day for Monday, Aug. 15, is the Carolina wren. The Carolina wren is a small, handsome bird that is slowly increasing its range northward. They are now fairly common sightings in southern New England and being seen increasingly in the middle of New England. Carolina wrens, unlike house wrens,…

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Bird Calls Radio Bird of the Day for Sunday, Aug. 14

The Bird Calls Radio Bird of the Day for Sunday, Aug. 14, is the red-tailed hawk. They are the most common raptor in New England, often seen along roadside, as well as more wild venues. Red-tailed hawks have adapted well to humans encroaching on their territory and are found in major urban areas, even downtown…

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Bird Calls Radio's Bird of the Day for Friday, Aug. 12

The Bird Calls Radio Bird of the Day for Friday, Aug. 12 is the hooded merganser. A smallish duck that nests in mid- and northern New England, and visits southern New England during migration periods, and throughout winter as long as water remains unfrozen. One of three merganser species in New England, the hooded merganser…

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Coming up on Bird Calls Radio on Saturday, Aug. 13

Don Riepe, the guardian of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refugue, will be the guest on Saturday’sBird Calls Radio show, which airs each Saturday from 3 to 4 p.m. Riepe will discuss the upcoming Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival, of which he will be one of the leaders. He will also discuss shorebird identification and other birds that…

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BirdCallsRadio: Terrie Wood

Terrie Wood Connecticut State Rep.talks to BirdCallsRadio about land conservation and being a Republican who loves nature and fights for open space. She is on the environmental committee and is the former president of the Darien Land Trust. Joe Warren of Wild Birds Unlimited talks about open space. Host Chris Bosak talks about a birding experience with his son Andrew, who is also in studio.

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Bird Calls Radio's Bird of the Day for Wednesday, Aug. 10

The red-breasted nuthatch is the Bird Calls Radio Bird of the day for Wednesday, Aug. 10. In most parts of New England the red-breasted nuthatch is the less common of the region’s two nuthatches, with the white-breasted nuthatch being the more frequently seen. In southern New England, where the white-breasted nuthatch is common, the red-breasted…

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Bird Calls Radio's Bird of the Day for Tuesday, Aug. 9

The Bird Calls Radio Bird of the Day for Tuesday, Aug. 9, is the snowy owl. Seeing a snowy owl in New England in August is pretty near impossible _ we’re lucky enough to see them in the winter _ but I may run out of birds for Bird of the Day by the winter,…

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This week's For the Birds article

Here’s the For the Birds article I wrote this week for The Hour (Norwalk, CT) and Keene Sentinel (Keene, N.H.): I’ve always liked green herons. I don’t remember the first time I saw one, but I’m sure I watched it for a long time. That’s because every time I see a green heron, even today,…

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