May 7, 2021

025 Terry Townsend - Birding in Beijing. Swifts and Cuckoo Projects in Beijing

025 Terry Townsend - Birding in Beijing. Swifts and Cuckoo Projects in Beijing

Did you know that it is To mark World Migratory Bird Day, this episode features two migratory species that have become loved and important in one of the mega cities of the world, Beijing in China.  Terry Townsend has been living in Beijing for...


Did you know that it is World Migratory Bird Day?  May 8th

To mark World Migratory Bird Day, this episode features two migratory species that have become loved and important in one of the mega cities of the world, Beijing in China.  Terry Townsend has been living in Beijing for many years and is familiar with what makes the city tick, as well as all the facinating birding opportunities in the heart of the city.

Terry tells us how projects to study the Beijing Swift and the Common Cuckoo have solved migration mysteries, and how a suggestion from a school child lead to a change in the construction industry to give the birds new nesting opportunities in a very crowded city.

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