Just a reminder that tomorrow morning at 9:30 eastern is the special radio broadcast celebrating the 500th show of Ray Brown’s Talkin’ Birds [this link isn’t working for me at the moment], live from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. You can listen tomorrow online with live streaming or via podcast. You can also follow the show on Facebook and Twitter. One of tomorrow’s guests is Smithsonian ornithologist Bruce Beehler. I’ll be on the show too, and I’m sure Ray and crew will have some other surprises!
Here we are earlier today, after checking out the Q?rius Theater at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History; from left to right, associate producer Emma Morgenstern, me, Ray Brown, and executive producer Mark Duffield (photo courtesy of Talkin’ Birds Instagram),
More about Ray Brown’s Talkin’ Birds:
Yesterday’s interview with Ray Brown, at Nicholas Lund’s blog, The Birdist (Nick will be here tomorrow, too)
Boston Globe article by Linda Matchan
Ray Brown’s Talkin’ Birds website
Talkin’ Birds podcasts at iTunes
Talkin’ Birds on Facebook
Talkin’ Birds on Twitter
Talkin’ Birds on Instagram
Talkin’ Birds Tumblr
Ray Brown, beyond the birds
Since I started birding in 2009, my favourite birding radio show has been Ray Brown’s Talkin’ Birds — a weekly call-in show out of Boston on 95.9 WATD FM. Last year, the show was featured in a Boston Globe article by Linda Matchan, which you can read here. The show airs Sundays at 9:30 am and you can listen online with live streaming or via podcast. You can also follow the show on Facebook and Twitter.
I’ve been a loyal listener for about six years, and consider Ray to be a good friend and incredibly generous mentor. And in the interest of full disclosure, I’ve won more than my fair share of Droll Yankees from the show’s mystery bird contest. In the past year, the crew at Talkin’ Birds and I worked on incorporating into the show my sightings from here in Alberta as well as information for young birders and naturalists. Earlier this spring, the crew and I sorted out my piece of the show — a twice-a-month segment, about two minutes long, called Charlotte’s Weblog.
This month, Ray Brown’s Talkin’ Birds is celebrating its 500th show — a big congratulations to Ray and Talkin’ Birds! I’m very excited to share that I’ve been invited to be a part of the celebrations with a live broadcast next Sunday November, 9th at 9:30 am from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Thank you very much to the show and sponsors for paying for the cost of my flight and hotel room.
If you’re in the Washington area and are interested in attending the live broadcast, please visit the Talkin’ Birds Facebook page for details and to RSVP.
I’m so excited to meet Ray in person (and Mark and Emma) to be able to celebrate such a wonderful anniversary!