birding

Scanning N.H. Skies: Diminishing Bird Numbers

Oct 8, 2019
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Birds are a good indicator of environmental health, and a recent study shows a drastic decline in the North American bird population - with three billion birds gone since 1970. The numbers were drawn with help from the birdwatching community. We see how this decline is playing out in New Hampshire, and look for inspiration from some successes in the Granite State. 

Air Date: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019

Dan Tuohy / NHPR

For this week’s Radio Field Trip, we’re heading to the Seacoast to meet some people who are very excited about seeing some birds.

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Eric Masterson

What exactly is going on with the design of New Hampshire's state flag... and why is it so very unsatisfying? We investigate.
 

Plus, we chase the spring bird migration and examine the legend of the casserole.

Following the Broad-winged Hawk Migration - By Bike

Nov 7, 2017

On September 6th, 2016, Eric Masterson climbed on his bike in Hancock, N.H., to follow the broad-winged hawk migration to South America.  We hear about his adventure and what he learned as he biked across five time zones, 40 degrees of latitude, and 5,000 miles in pursuit of the birds. We also find out about bird population numbers from hawk watch sites around the state.