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Mikayla Smith

Human Resources Trainer, Whitefish Credit Union in Whitefish, MT

Helping Birds in The Big Sky

PRESENTED ON APR 19, 2017
IN KALISPELL @ VOL 1

Mikayla Smith shares the serendipitous story of how her curiosity of large birds led her to care for and rehabilitate injured or sick birds of prey at Montana Wild Wings.

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Paper Birds

BY DIANA BELTRÁN HERRERA
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 12, 2012

Diana Beltran creates paper sculptures that have been featured all over the web, in particular her exquisite little birds. She shares her thoughts on nature and her own creative process. (In Spanish)

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Killing Two Birds

BY JOHN RUCYNSKI
@ VOL 23 ON DEC 19, 2014

John Rucynski explains his book project for English language learners in Japan. In this book, he talks about the many options for foreigners in Japan and how they can begin their careers in Japan. 

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A Place for Birds in Our Lives

BY GIRI ATHREY
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2015

Birds are all around us, enrich our lives in multiple ways and are a key to our colorful future, yet they often fade from our mind. Giri Athrey talks about his work with birds that aims to feed the world, while also saving the world's bounty of birds. He presents a case for why we cannot chicken out of our relationship with birds and invites you to make space for birds, not just on your plates, but also in your lives.

 

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Male Pattern Baldness in Birds

BY ZACHARIAH DURR
@ VOL 25 ON MAY 29, 2015

Comedians Zachariah Durr and Adam Richard discuss their shared love of ornithology and elaborate on a little known aspect of bird life, male pattern baldness. 

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The Birds & The Bees

BY ERIC REFSLAND
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 12, 2016

Rhena and Eric Refsland raise bees in their urban home outside Washington DC. Listen as they share the peculiar makeup of a hive and the process of reproduction in bees.

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Birds Eye View

BY PAUL GRECH
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 25, 2017

The mysterious wildlife tales of Canada's Western Arctic as witnessed by commercially trained helicopter pilot and adventurer Paul Grech.

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Bridging the Gap

BY JANE KELLY
@ VOL 28 ON FEB 23, 2017

As a Bird of Prey Educator and Rehabilitator in Portsmouth, NH, Jane Kelly speaks about bridging the gap between wildlife and human.

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Burrowing Owls

BY LAUREN MEADS
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 17, 2018

Burrow into the intriguing life of the endangered burrowing owl with Lauren Meads, Executive Director of the Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of British Columbia.

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Birds of the Okanagan

BY DICK CANNINGS
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 17, 2018

Dick Cannings has written over a dozen books on the natural history of British Columbia. In 2015 he moved from biology to politics and now serves as a Member of Parliament in Ottawa. Watch him warble about his four favourite birds of the Okanagan Valley.