Songbirds fly in and out of our lives, enchanting us with their colorful plumage and melodies. Warblers, orioles and bobolinks – these perching birds are familiar sights to New Englanders. But the population of many songbird species is plummeting, and the birds face serious threats to their survival.
Support for Saving Songbirds is provided by The Butler Foundation
Behind the scenes filming of Saving Songbirds.
How did a Christmas-time tradition of shooting birds change to one of counting them? Willem Lange travels to Keene & Errol, NH, Mt. Desert, ME, Ecuador and Cuba to meet people dedicated to the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count.
Photo credit: New Hampshire Public Broadcasting