Because of a large variety of habitats, Grannis Island has a diverse population of birds. Dr. Celia Lewis will be our guide as we quietly make our way out to the island. She will explain how birds play and important role in the health of the Grannis Island ecosystem. Lucian Bouffard will tell us how some species of birds were introduced. The Quinnipiac Medicine Man, Fox Running, will talk about the birds that once lived on the island.
Now in its 31st season on PBS, NATURE has featured amazingly diverse wildlife and habitats and consistently worked with the world's foremost natural history filmmakers. In the process, the series has won nearly 400 awards, including Peabody and Emmy awards and the first honor ever bestowed on a television program by the Sierra Club. Now, NATURE podcasts offer behind-the-scenes perspectives from filmmakers and producers as well as program excerpts. Produced by Thirteen in association with WNET.ORG New York, NATURE airs on PBS each Sunday night at 8 pm (check local listings). For more information and interactive features including streaming video clips, an RSS feed, and polls, photo slideshows, and more, visit NATURE Online at www.pbs.org/nature.
Ray Brown's Talkin' Birds is a call-in show of entertaining conversation about wild birds -- attracting them to your back yard, identifying them, feeding them, and learning more about them along the way. Every week, we have contests for prizes like bird feeders and other great bird-related stuff, along with expert guests. So, whether you're an experienced birder, or you're new to birding, listen in, and be part of the show by calling in with a question, sharing some information or observations, or trying for one of our prizes. It's birdwatching--in the backyard and beyond.