Waterfowl

2016 Federal Duck Stamp Contest winning art. ‘Canada Geese’ by Minnesota artist James Hautman.

The time of the year is coming when that strange and wonderful sound arrives of geese forming up in great “V” formations and heading south from Alaska. Their migration, and that of other waterfowl, is one of the most impressive movements of life across the wilderness, something amazing and even moving to behold. On the next show, we’ll be learning about those ducks, geese and swans that nest here in Alaska in the summer, how they live, what they eat, their habitat and breeding, and about the incredible journeys they make each year. We can be proud of the healthy land Alaska provides, but waterfowl also need protected flyways. Our birds go all the way to Mexico and North Carolina, and that means that droughts caused by climate change far away affect us too. 

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HOST: Charles Wohlforth

GUESTS:  

  • Max Goldman, Arctic marine ecologist for Audubon Alaska
  • Tom Rothe, retired wildlife biologist with AK Fish and Game and the current Pacific Birds Alaska representative

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BROADCAST: Thursday, September 07, 2017. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, September 14, 2017. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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