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In Celebration of Earth Day
© Tony Hisgett
The populations of some birds have declined dramatically ... more than 80% in the past 40 years. Here are a few: the Northern Bobwhite, the Evening Grosbeak, the Northern Pintail, and the Boreal Chickadee. Common Terns ... like this one ... migrate along both coasts and through the interior to their nesting grounds in Canada from their winter home in the tropics.
Earth Day 2012
Written by Chris Peterson
This is BirdNote.
The populations of some birds have declined dramatically – more than 80% in the past 40 years. Here are a few:
[Call of Northern Bobwhite] That’s the call of the Northern Bobwhite – a chubby quail that prefers grasslands in the eastern states…
[Song of the Evening Grosbeak] That’s the song of the Evening Grosbeak – a robin-sized bird that frequents the boreal forests of Canada and the mountains of the western United States during spring and summer….
Northern Pintail – slender and elegant ducks, seek shallow ponds and wetlands throughout the Northern Hemisphere….
[Call of Northern Pintail, and splashing if possible]
Common Terns migrate along both coasts and through the interior to their nesting grounds in Canada from their winter home in the tropics – [Call of the Common Tern with water ambient]…
This Earth Day, join those who are working to conserve the natural resources that sustain the full community of life, for people and birds. You’ll find lots of ways to help on our website, BirdNote.org. Knowledge, will, and action are the keys. Together, we can ensure that the rich sounds of birds continually join, not disappear from, the earth’s chorus.
For BirdNote, I’m Michael Stein.
Bird songs and calls provided by The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology; Northern Bobwhite recorded by G.A. Keller; Evening Grosbeak recorded by G.A. Keller; Northern Pintail by W.W.H. Gunn; Boreal Chickadees by Gerrit Vyn; Common Terns drawn from recordings by R.S. Little and C.A. Sutherland.
The Dawn Chorus recorded by Martyn Stewart at Carnation Marsh, Washington.
Producer: John Kessler
Executive Producer: Chris Peterson
© 2012 Tune In to Nature.org April 2012 Narrator: Michael Stein
ID# earthday-04-2012-04-22 earthday-04
Based on & some sounds from earthday-02-2009-04-22