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  • Grassland Bird Trust is a nonprofit land trust conserving critical habitat for endangered, threatened and rapidly declining grassland birds. GBT has conserved over 250 acres of prime habitat in the heart of the Washington County Grasslands Important Bird Area (IBA) since 2010. GBT will host a fund raising Raptor Fest at Hicks Orchard in Granville, New York on Saturday, May 20.
  • We welcome back Jeremy Hurst, the Big Game Unit Leader for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Also joining us is Mandy Watson is a wildlife biologist with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Game Management section. 800-348-2551 is the number to call at show time. Ray Graf hosts.
  • On this week's program: Andrew Farnsworth is a senior research associate at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and has led a career that’s focused on migration and how birds are being affected by climate change and light pollution. But dramatic improvements in technology during the past few decades have provided him with new data that’s making the scale and scope of his work radically different.
  • “For the Birds: The Birdsong Project” is an unprecedented outpouring of creativity by more than 220 music artists, actors, literary figures, and visual artists, all coming together to celebrate the joy birds bring to human lives and to emphasize the climate crisis indicators made evident by changes in bird behaviors and migration patterns.“For the Birds” is a collection of 172 pieces of new music inspired by the beauty of birdsong, performed by artists from across the musical spectrum and 73 works of bird-inspired poetry, read by familiar and famous voices - like Tilda Swinton, Wendell Pierce, Regina King, Michelle Williams, Greta Gerwig, and Bobby Cannavale.The collection is curated and compiled by distinguished film and television music supervisor Randall Poster; he joins us now along with Executive producer and "For the Birds" creator Rebecca Reagan.
  • Rosemary Mosco's new book "A Pocket Guide to Pigeon Watching" (Workman) is equal parts illustrated field guide and quirky history, it covers behavior: Why they coo; how they flock; how they preen, kiss, and mate; and how they raise their young.
  • In "Vesper Flights," Helen Macdonald brings together a collection of her best loved essays, along with new pieces on topics ranging from nostalgia for a…
  • Veteran New Yorker staff writer Tony Hiss’ new book, "Rescuing the Planet," is out today. The book is an urgent call to protect 50 percent of the earth's…
  • While many of the birds in our area head south for the cold months, show favorite Rich Guthrie continues his migration to WAMC's Vox Pop studio. WAMC's…
  • The Audubon Society is out with a study that shows two-thirds of bird species in North America are at risk of extinction if the region warms as 3 degrees…
  • Rich Guthrie returns to Vox Pop to answer your birding questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.The number to call with your questions is 1-800-348-2551. You can…