Guest Appearances

Guest Appearances Lineup coming up and past. Starting with the latest and working back since inception of March 19, 2011.

Coming up Guests:  Dates TBA July 2016 forward

  • 82 Katie Fallon – Author of Cerulean Blues Cerulean Warbler update, Strip Mining and its effects, technology tools, Importance of children being outdoors + Announcement of a NEW Book!
  • 83 Tom Stephenson & Scott Whittle – Co-Authors of The Warbler Guide Book & App + Announcement of a NEW App!

Past Guests:

  • 81 Judy Davis – Identifier of the Great White Pelican that was discovered on Sanibel Island, Florida on Feb 28, 2016. 5/20/16
  • 80 Bonnie Paton Moon & Larry Morgan, talks about the history, vision and triumphant success of Paton’s Bird Haven Since the 1950’s. 5/13/14
  • 79 Dorian Anderson, Biking For Birds is a year-long environmental odyssey aimed at protecting wild birds and their habitats. During this twelve-month endeavor, geneticist Dr. Dorian Anderson, hopes to see and photograph 600 species of birds while pedaling his bike 15,000 miles across the country. 100 percent of all donations raised will go to The Conservation Fund and The American Birding Association. 2/20/14
  • 78 Gayle McNab, Birders’ Exchange Intern & Betty Petersen, Director, Birders Exchange. Gail is the first women international ambassador for conservation and education under the ABA Birders’ Exchange/Massachusetts Audubon Society International Intern program. 11/4/12
  • 77 Bill Thomson lll, Co-Publisher and Editor of Birdwatcher’s Digest, a keen birder, talented guitarist, Author of of his newest book, The Young Birder’s Guide to birds of North America. 10/28/12
  • 76 Kenn & Kimberly Kaufman, Authors of the new book Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of New England. 10/21/12
  • 75 Phil Donahue, Famed Talk Show Host of the Phil Donahue Show. Talking about his love of Purple Martin’s., including Gazebo Phil, Edward O. Wilson, James Watson and host of other birding interests. 10/14/12
  • 74 Pete Dunne, Chief Communications Officer of New Jersey Audubon and Director of the Cape May Bird Observatory; Co-Author, Hawks in Fight Revised Edition, including other Natural History and Birding books. 10/7/12
  • 73 Julie Brown, Monitoring Site Coordinator, Hawk Migration Association of North America, HMANA. 9/30/12
  • 72 Joy M. Kiser, Author, America’s Other Audubon; Amy T. Montague, Director, Mass Audubon Visual Arts Center. 9/23/12
  • 71 Dave Magpiong and Dr. J. Drew Lanham will talk about Focus on Diversity: Changing the Face of American Birding. 9/16/12
  • 70 Betty Petersen, Director, Birders Exchange of ABA. 9/9/12
  • 69 Sean Murtha and Brendan Murtha. Sean is a plien air painter., Brendan is a young birder and the Vice President of The Connecticut Young Birders Club. 9/2/12
  • 68 oe Schnierlein, Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk CT8/26/12
  • 67 Debi Love Shearwater, owner of Monterey-based Shearwater Journeys, has been leading pelagic boat tours in Monterey Bay, Half Moon Bay, and the Farallon Islands since 1975.  8/19/12
  • 66 Pledge2Fledge, Co-founders, Dave Magpiong, Michelle Mohilef, and Danielle Mohilef, An International grassroots campaign to introduce friends and acquaintances to the vibrant pursuit and observation of wild bird species. 8/12/12
  • 65 Dr. Lawrence Niles, Dr. Joanna Burger, and Dr. Amanda Dey, Authors of “Life Along the Delaware Bay: Cape May, Gateway to a Million Shorebirds,”  fascinating & Informative book about the area and its importance to birds. 8/5/12
  • 64 Kim Todd, author of “Sparrow,” explores the history, biology and ecological impact of the House Sparrow, that ubiquitous bird. 7/29/12
  • 63 Wayne R. Petersen, Director of the Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Important Bird Areas (IBA) Program. 7/22/12
  • 62 Lloyd Spitalnik, Birder, Photographer and co-author of “Visions: Earth’s Elements in Bird and Nature Photography”. 7/15/12
  • 61 Chuck Westfall, Canon U.S.A., Inc. Advisor, Technical Information ITC Group Professional Engineering & Solutions Division. 7/8/12
  • 60 Kelly Fuller, Wind Campaign Coordinator, American Bird Conservancy.  7/1/12
  • 59 Jen Brumfield, Bird Illustrator, Author, Naturalist. 6/24/12
  • 58 Eric Powers, Biologist, Founder; Your Connection to Nature 6/17/12
  • 57 John Marzluff & Tony Angell, authors of Gift of The Crow. 6/10/12
  • 56 Greg Henisek, CT Birder, Naturalist, Teacher. 6/3/12
  • 55 Florence McBride, Educator, Birder, Videophotographer. 5/27/12
  • 54 Katie Fallon, Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird. 5/20/12
  • 53 Terry Backer, LI SoundKeeper, CT State Rep, Exec Dir, Soundkeeper Inc. 5/13/12
  • 52 Patrick Dugan, Mike Moccio, Stewards of Cove Island Wildlife Sanctuary. 5/6/12
  • 51 Derek Lovitch, Birder, Author of  How To Be A Better Birder.  4/29/12
  • 50 Kenn Kaufman, renowned birder, author of The Kaufman Guides. 4/22/12
  • 49 Julie Zickefoose, Author, Naturalist, Bird Illustrator.  4/15/12
  • 48 Julian Hough, British Isles Birder, illustrator, Graphic Designer. 4/8/12
  • 47 Kevin Karlson, Photographer, Birder Co-Author of Shorebird Guide. 4/1/12
  • 46 Mary Warren, Naturalist, Magee Marsh Wildlife. 3/26/12
  • 45 Richard Crossley, Author of The Crossley ID Guide, Birder. 3/18/12
  • 44 James Currie, Host of Nikon’s Birding Adventures TV.  3/11/12
  • 43 Benjamin Van Doren, Past President of New York Young Birders Club. 3/4/12
  • 42 Jayne Neville, Founder, Mount Vernon Songbird Sanctuary, Inc. 2/26/12
  • 41 Milan Bull#2, Senior Director, Science & Conservation, CT Audubon. 2/19/12
  • 40 John Fitzpatrick#2, Director, Cornell Lab of Ornithology. 2/12/12
  • 39 Pete Dunne#1, Author of Natural History and Birding. 2/5/12
  • 38 Kim Kaufman, Executive Director, Black Swamp Bird Observatory. 1/29/12
  • 37 Twan Leenders, Conservation Biologist, Connecticut Audubon Society. Stratford Point projects and his expertise on retiles & anphibians. 1/22/12
  • 36 Clay Taylor, Naturalist Market Manager, Swarovski Optik. Talked about Digiscoping, Optics, and Birding in Texas. 1/15/12
  • 35 Tom Andersen, book author of This Fine Piece of WaterAn Environmental History of the Long Island Sound.” its importance to birds. 1/8/12
  • 34 Jeffrey A. Gordon, President, American Birding Association. Past and future of ABA. Birding, Technology relationships in the birding industry. 1/1/12.
  • 33 Dennis Varza, Connecticut birder who is compiling wh historical account of birds recorded in Connecticut. Special Christmas Day Bird Calls show 12/25/11
  • 32 Live Christmas Bird Count (CBC) updates from throughout Connecticut. How are the counters faring on the coastal and inland counts? 12/18/11
  • 31 Denise Savageau, Conservation Director for the Town of Greenwich. As we all know, birdwatching and conservation go hand-in-hand. Find out how conservation directors weigh a town’s needs with the needs of birds and other wildlife. 12/11/11
  • 30 Judy Richardson, Master bird bander & Chairman of the Regional board of CT Audubon Society.  Judy is in charge of the bird banding station at CT Audubon Birdcraft Museum. 11/5/11
  • 29 Al Levantin, one of “The Big Year” original birders talks about his magical 1998 run. He also discusses birding in general, birding in Central Park in NYC. 10/29/11
  • 28 Catherine Hamilton, Artist, traveling across the United States watching &drawing birds and has seen well over 500 bird species seen this year. 10/22/11
  • 27 Mark Obmascik, Author of  “The Big Year,” Book.  Mark is a journalist and former reporter for the Denver Post. 10/15/11
  • 26 John Fitzpatrick#1, Executive Director of The Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The Lab is one of the foremost bird organizations in the country — from research, information and conservation standpoints. 10/8/11
  • 25 Patrick Comins,  Director of Bird Conservation for Audubon Connecticut. Patrick discusses protecting land for birds and the importance of protecting space. 10/1/11
  • 24 Ted Gilman, long-time Naturalist and Environmental Educator at Audubon Greenwich. 9/24/11
  • 23 Floyd Scholz, Master Bird Carver and Author. The Vermont Raptor Academy is where his seminars, classes take place. 9/17/11
  • 22 Jenny Dickson, Supervising biologist, from Connecticut DEEP, covered a wide range of topics birds of prey, waders, moose, bats and frogs. 9/10/11
  • 21 Luke Tiller, the official hawk watcher at Audubon Greenwich’s Quaker Ridge Hawk Watching area. 9/3/11
  • 20 Don Riepe, Guardian of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in New York City. Don discusses a variety of topics, such as shorebirds, shorebird identifications. 8/13/11
  • 19 Terrie Wood, a State Representative from Connecticut serving Darien and parts of Norwalk and a member of the Environmental Committee. 8/6/11
  • 18 Richard Soffer, Birder from the 1940’s, Started Westport CBC, Collector of 1500+ First Edition Bird Books. 7/30/11
  • 17 Susan Snider, President, Friends Of The Norwalk Islands. 7/23/11
  • 16 Joseph D. Zeranski, Co-author of Connecticut Birds, History of birds in CT. 7/16/11
  • 15 Wayne Roberts, Regional Director for Ducks Unlimited. 7/9/11
  • 14 Keith Tomlinson, talks about 7/2/11
  • 13 Dara Reid, Founder & Director of Wildlife in Criris, a wildlife rehab center. 6/25/11
  • 12 Jennie Mortonsen, Garden Designer for Stew Leonard’s. 6/11/11
  • 11 Richard Crossley, Author of The Crossley ID Guide and acclaimed birdwatcher and bird photographer.  6/4/11
  • 10 John Moeling, Vice President of the Norwalk Land Trust. 5/28/11
  • 09 David Park, Author of “Kayaking in and Around the Norwalk Islands.” 5/21/11
  • 08 Tina Green, Co-Vice President of Friends of Sherwood Island, COA Board Member Workshop Chairperson. 5/14/11
  • 07 Frank Gallo, Assistant Director, Connecticut Audubon Society at Milford Pt. 5/7/11
  • 06 Margaret Ardwin, Dir of Education, Earthplace, Nature Discovery Center. 4/23/11
  • 05 Townsend Dickinson, Founding Member of North American Nature Photography Assoc (NANPA), Past National President of American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP), Past President of New Canaan Audubon, Widely published Natural History Photographer, Lecturer & Photography Consultant. 4/16/11
  • 04 Bill Wilson, Co-Founder of Birds & Beans Coffee. 4/9/11
  • 03 Frank Mantlik, Premier CT birder and a Founding Member and past President of Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA). 4/2/11
  • 02 Captain Larry Flynn, Naturalist and Photographer.  3/26/11
  • 01 Milan Bull, Senior Director, Science & Conservation, CT Audubon Society. 3/19/11


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