The full interview with Dr. Christopher Witt, curator of birds at the Museum of Southwestern Biology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque
1/3, Sat. 9am: Every cold season, tens of thousands of sandhill cranes spend their winters in New Mexico. What are they doing here? How long have they been coming? How and why do they make their trumpeting calls? We'll learn all about the magestic sandhill crane with UNM professor Dr. Crhsitopher Witt, Curator of Birds at the Museum of Southwestern Biology. Plus, our KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar, and great music. Join us!
The National Audubon Society was recently awarded Popular Mechanics’Breakthrough Award for its comprehensive report linking climate change to a drastic reduction in future bird populations. Biologists and birders in New Mexico are already seeing major changes.
Sat. 3/29, 9am: Looking for birds is easy when you know the basics of birding. We'll also cover the cowbird mafia, taking over nests nationwide. Birds of a feather, let's flock together on Saturday morning.
Flocks of geese, cranes and ducks aren't likely to find a warm welcome in the drought stricken sanctuaries of Texas. As Monica Ortiz Uribe reports for the Fronteras Changing America Desk, that may be good news for bird watchers in New Mexico.