Birding Adventures This Weekend
You might think the title of this post refers to YOUR birding adventures this weekend. Not exactly. Come back tomorrow to let us know where you’ll be birding this weekend.
No, the birding adventures I’m talking about now are those featured in Birding Adventures TV, the first birding program in the United States to focus on destination and adventure bird-watching. Apparently the premiere attracted sufficient attention – nicely done, birders of America! – because the program has been picked up by Fox Sports. Better yet, the first show airs this weekend.
Hosted by professional wildlife and birding guide, James Currie, BATV is a unique blend of adventure and information, making birdwatching refreshing, contemporary, interesting and exciting. The show has a strong conservation emphasis and highlights the importance and urgency of preserving the planet’s incredible birdlife. Featuring the quest for a rare Golden Bird each week, James is joined by birding and conservation experts from around the globe.
The first show on July 18th 2009 features the ocean wildlife of the Californian coast and the most range-restricted North American endemic bird, the Island Scrub-jay. BATV will be carried every Saturday morning from 7.30-8.00 am local time by various Fox Sports Networks.
We wish James and the rest of the BATV lots of luck with this program. With hope, whole new legions of future enthusiasts will get a sense of just how improbably fun chasing special birds around the world can be. I don’t get any of the channels BATV will be on so I hope someone will tape this program for me!