News

Ray Brown's Talkin Birds Podcast about Hog Island

Ray Brown's Talkin’ Birds Senior Producer Debbie Blicher spent a week at Hog Island Audubon Camp exploring different kinds of bird science during the Hands-on Bird Science camp in 2018.  During the week Debbie recorded campers as they learned to mist net, create museum specimens and perform bird point counts.  Here are a few photos of the participants that are featured in Debbie's recording and don't forget to download or listen to the audio as you scroll through these visuals of what life is like at adult bird camp!

Bonus-- If you want to learn more about the projects described in the podcast, check out these links:
National Audubon Society's Climate Watch

Borror Lab of Bioacoustics 
USGS Bird Banding Laboratory

Debbie Blicher and campers learn how to prepare museum specimens. Photo: Brooke Bateman
Patrick Carney learns the finer methods of specimen prep from Courtney Brennan who works for the Cleveland Museum of Natural History as the Collections Manager. Photo: Brooke Bateman
Lindsay McNamara bands a Hairy Woodpecker with the assistance of master bander Sandy Lockerman. Photo: Bill Anderson
Debbie Blicher of Ray Brown's Talkin Bird Radio Show and Podcast attends the Hands-on Bird Science Camp at Hog Island. Photo: Bill Anderson
Sandy Lockerman and Anthony Hill, both master banders, lead a workshop on bird banding. Photo: Brooke Bateman
Wing spreads prepared by Hog Island campers. Photo: Brooke Bateman

1 of 6

Learn More & Act Now