BirdNote with Mary McCann and Bob Sundstom
Join us for a special evening with BirdNote, the popular radio program heard on KNKX and over 200 other public radio stations in the US. BirdNote narrator Mary McCann will read selected stories from the book, Chirps, Quirks and 100 Stories from the Popular Public Radio Show. Bob Sundstrom, BirdNote's lead writer, will share his scientific knowledge and behind-the-scenes insights about writing for radio.
BirdNote began in 2004 under the auspices of Seattle Audubon and is a product and vision of a passionate group of individuals dedicated to birds and the environment. To bring BirdNote to life, a team was gathered to craft compelling stories about the intriguing ways of birds, and ensure scientific accuracy. Dedicated staff, volunteers, and contractors, along with advisors from KPLU 88.5FM (now KNKX 88.5FM), helped form the final professional product. Generous donations from Seattle area benefactors helped make the idea a reality and BirdNote was brought to the airwaves in February 2005.
In 2006, Seattle Audubon made the decision to fledge BirdNote as a separate organization, free to pursue a focused creative effort. That nonprofit is known as “Tune In to Nature.org”. BirdNote has now expanded to over 200 public radio stations across the country every day and can be found online at any time at Birdnote.org. Each show is scheduled to coincide with the time of year when it’s possible to see or hear the featured bird and is designed to inspire people to listen, look, and exclaim, “Oh, that’s what that is!”
September 24, 7:00 pm Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room