Nov 12 2012

Follow Peregrines With The Bird Guys

Published by at 6:30 am under Books & Events,Peregrines

The Bird Guys With Vern and Bob (image from zap2it.com)

Birders and peregrine fans!  If you’re an early-to-bed person, get your beauty rest this Thursday November 15 and plan to stay up for the 10:30pm broadcast of The Bird Guys With Vern and Bob on WQED.

It’s a fun half-hour program that follows Vern Laux and Bob Shriber as they visit Monhegan Island, Nantucket Island and the Florida Keys during fall migration.  They’re on the trail of peregrine falcons but as dedicated birders they show us lots of other birds along the way.

Vern Laux is a fun guy and excellent birder who writes a birding column for the Cape Cod Times and hosts a radio program on the Cape and Islands’ public radio stations. When a rare bird is found on Nantucket, Vern’s the one who finds it.  (Remember the first North American record of a red-footed falcon in August 2004?  That was Vern.)

Bob Shriber is a birder and television producer from New York who’s worked with Vern on several videos. When you don’t see Bob on camera it’s because he’s filming the show.

The Bird Guys have a great time as they follow birds down the East Coast.  Always hoping to see peregrines they hit “pay dirt” at Marathon Key where they see at least five peregrines in view at all times.  And that’s not all they see.  Don’t miss Vern’s encounter with a skunk!

Vern and Bob make birding fun.  Watch The Bird Guys on Thursday, November 15 at 10:30pm on WQED.

(image linked from Zap2it.com. Click on the image to see the original)

 

p.s.  Speaking of peregrine migration, the arctic peregrines have already made it to South America.  See Island Girl’s trajectory at the Southern Cross Peregrine Project.

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2 Responses to “Follow Peregrines With The Bird Guys”

  1. Vicki & Chuckon 16 Nov 2012 at 9:50 am

    Watched this program and fell in love with these guys and their enthusiasm and interaction, as well as their knowledge. Thanks for the mention to watch!

  2. Deniseon 17 Nov 2012 at 5:35 pm

    What a great program. I look forward to future ones.

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