Great Lakes Now Connect: Migratory Birds

Detroit Public Television and The Nature Conservancy produced Great Lakes Now Connect on Migratory Birds right in time for International Migratory Bird Day.

Birds are a priceless part of our heritage. Our feathered friends are not only a delight to observe, classify and photograph, but they also serve as bellwethers of our natural and cultural health. Birds are indicators of the integrity of the environments that provide us with clean air and water, fertile soils and abundant wildlife. We have never seen a more urgent time than now to support migratory birds — for the protection of their future, as well as our own.

Author, blogger, columnist, educator and birding expert Sharon Sorenson joined us as a special guest! Sharon discussed why and how we can all be better hosts for birds in our backyards and around the world. Read about her at www.birdsintheyard.com.

Hosted by award-winning journalist Christy McDonald, and moderated by The Nature Conservancy’s Dr. Patrick Doran, Director of Science for Michigan and the Great Lakes. Panelists included John Hartig, the Refuge Manager of the Detroit International Wildlife Refuge and a Board Member of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy Refuge and Melinda Pruett-Jones, former Director of Chicago Wilderness, and now the first-ever Director of American Ornithologists’ Union

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