Giving Tuesday: Support BirdNote! 12-3-2013

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Tuesday, December 3rd, is Giving Tuesday, the new “opening day” for the giving season. If you appreciate BirdNote, please include us in your end-of-year giving plans. Your gifts make it possible to bring BirdNote shows to you daily, on the air and online.
Every Tuesday during the month of December, BirdNote will highlight beloved birds and places in each of the four North American flyways – the Atlantic, Mississippi, Central and Pacific – and ask for your support. We’re kicking off this effort in the Atlantic flyway, where the Wood Thrush sings in forests of the Eastern U.S. during spring and summer. The song of the Wood Thrush is so enchanting that Henry David Thoreau once said it is “the only bird whose note affects me like music.”

donate_to_birdnote Where will BirdNote travel next week? Find out on Tuesday, December 10. In the meantime, enjoy your virtual visit to the Atlantic flyway, and please support BirdNote!

Atlantic Flyway Standout Species: Wood Thrush


Wood Thrush © Joanne Kamo
Some believe the song of the Wood Thrush to be the most beautiful bird song in North America! Listen to this BirdNote show to hear it – and to learn how thrushes create such exquisite music. Male Wood Thrushes duel by singing different songs, unlike most songbirds, which challenge each other with renditions of the same song. The oldest known Wood Thrush was over ten years old—quite a bit of time to build up an impressive repertoire!

Wood Thrush numbers have declined as forests have been cut on their breeding grounds in the Eastern U.S. and their wintering grounds in southern Mexico and Central America. Yet nearly half of Wood Thrush pairs have two broods per nesting season, so given a chance, their numbers could rebound. Protected areas like the Adirondack Park in New York give them that chance! 

Please help BirdNote spread the word about the lives and needs of birds, in your flyway and beyond.


Wood Thrush banner © Matthew Studebaker

Listen to BirdNote shows about the Wood Thrush:

Henry David Thoreau and the Wood Thrush

The Wood Thrush and Eastern Forests

Check out these extra-ordinary places to enjoy birds

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, New York City

Cape May, New Jersey

Delaware Bay, Delaware

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Maryland

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia

Huntington Beach State Park, South Carolina

J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Florida

PO Box 99456
Seattle, WA 98139

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