Beakuency: Wendy Tocci
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Hosted by Mayuko Fujino.
On today’s episode, Mayuko speaks with Wendy Tocci, the regional coordinator for the New York Breeding Bird Atlas, a citizens' science project that aims to build an inventory of all the birds breeding in New York State. Wendy shares how to join Atlas, discusses the joy of appreciating everything around you through Atlasing, and closes with a night-time birding tip.
Also on the show: bird-inspired music released in 2023 by Margaret McKee: The Queen of Whistlers from 1920s (Canary Records), Chicago-based percussionist Matt Espy (Drag City), and a piece featuring field recordings by New Zealand's Maxine Funke (Disciples).
New York Breeding Bird Atlas Event Calendar
"Beakuency" invites the local community to be inspired by the joy, beauty, and wisdom bird enthusiasts find in the nature of our neighborhoods. Every episode features an interview with local bird people, plus a freeform mix of sound made by birds and humans inspired by birds, and “Birds of Wave Farm,” a field recording journal from Wave Farm, in Acra, New York. Hosted by Mayuko Fujino. Playlists and photos for the previous shows: https://beakuency.tumblr.com.
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- My Shady / Geoff Oelsner
- Robin Throated Sparrow / Matt Espy
- Dexlark / Matt Espy
- Oblivion / Maxine Funke