The Allen's hummingbird is among the first migratory birds to return to our region this time of year. Naturalist Ken Burton highlights this special bird -- and shares some unexpected details about who joins them on their migratory journey.
"The reason we count murrelets at sea is, of course, because in the forest they are flying around at really high speeds in the dawn or dusk and while you can see them and hear them there is no way you can get a handle on their populations", says Craig Strong of Crescent Coastal Research.
Ken Burton, wildlife biologist, vice president of the Redwood Region Audubon Society, Friends of the Arcata Marsh docent, and author, interviews Strong on the status of Marbled Murrelets on the north coast and his murrelet monitoring program.
Ken Burton interviews Craig Strong of Crescent Coastal Research, who monitors the Marbled Murrelet at sea from the Columbia River to San Francisco Bay and shares his insights on the status and future of the species and results of the last several years of monitoring.
George Zaminsky,Friends of the Arcata Marsh, interview local science author Sharon Levy on her newly released book "The Marsh Builders: The Fight for Clean Water, Wetlands, and Wildlife”, which centers around the story of how citizens in 1970s Arcata fought for an alternative way to treat sewage that has inspired treatment wetlands worldwide.