If you are a fan of British broadcaster, naturalist, and “national treasure” David Attenborough, you won’t want to miss this. He’s signed on to produce a “Tweet of the Day” for the BBC. The broadcast, to air at 5:58 a.m. (just in time for the dawn chorus!), will feature songs, information about life and behavior, and interesting historical context for a different bird each weekday. The series starts on Radio 4 on May 6. Not in the U.K.? No problem: you can follow the Tweet of the Day on its website or, of course, at its dedicated Twitter feed, at #r4tweet.

Written by Meredith Mann
The lowly Red-winged Blackbirds in suburban New York triggered Meredith Mann's interest in birds. Five years later, she's explored some of the the USA's coolest hotspots, from Plum Island in Massachusetts to the Magic Hedge in Chicago to the deserts of Fallon, Nevada. She recently migrated from the Windy City (where she proudly served as a Chicago Bird Collision Monitor, rescuing migrants from skyscrapers and sidewalks) to Philadelphia, where she plans to find new editing and writing gigs; keep up her cool-finds chronicle, Blog5B; and discover which cheesesteak really is the best. And she will accept any and all invitations to bird Cape May, NJ.