Join us as welcome two BirdNote contributors to Browsers on Wednesday, September 26 at 7:00 PM. Bob Sundstrom is a lead writer for BirdNote. Trina Bayard is a science advisor for BirdNote.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
One hundred entertaining and informative essays from the popular public radio feature program, BirdNote, accompanied by original illustrations throughout—an illuminating volume for bird and nature lovers across North America.
Here are the best stories about our avian friends from the public radio show BirdNote, each brief essay illuminating the life, habits, or songs of a particular bird. Why do geese fly in a V-formation? Why are worms so good for you--if you're a robin? Which bird calls, "Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you-all?" From wrens that nest in cactuses to gulls that have a strange red dot on their bills--these digestible and fascinating bird stories are a delightful window to the winged world. A foreword by John W. Fitzpatrick, director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and an introduction by Gordon Orians, professor emeritus of biology at the University of Washington, are also included.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Dr. Bob Sundstrom is BirdNote’s lead writer and serves on the team of science advisors. He has more than 800 scripts to his credit since BirdNote’s founding in 2005. He also guides regional birding trips for BirdNote in Washington State, sharing his special interest in birding by ear.
Since 1989, Bob has led birding trips for Victor Emanuel Nature Tours. The tours have taken him to destinations throughout North America, as well as Hawaii, Trinidad & Tobago, Japan, Turkey, Iceland, Antarctica, the Galapagos, and more. He has taught many birding classes for Seattle Audubon, and leads regional tours through Mercer Island Parks. Bob has a doctorate in anthropology from the University of Washington, has served on the boards of several nature organizations, was a member of the Washington State Bird Records Committee, and is a co-author of The National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Pacific Northwest. Longtime Seattle residents, Bob and his wife Sally now live in Washington’s Scatter Creek Valley.
Dr. Trina Bayard is Director of Bird Conservation for Audubon Washington. She earned her PhD in Ecology at the University of Connecticut studying habitat selection behavior in Saltmarsh Sparrows. Her background includes field studies of birds, plants, and other wildlife in the Western United States. In her role at Audubon Washington, Trina works to advance the conservation of resident and migratory birds by making sure birds have a seat at the table when it comes to land management and regulatory decisions. She is also deeply interested in the heart of conservation, particularly how people from diverse backgrounds come together to find common ground to protect what they love.
Trina joined the team of BirdNote science advisors in 2018. She traces her passion for bird conservation to childhood encounters with the wild and scenic landscapes of the Pacific Northwest; she currently lives outside of Seattle with her husband and two children.