Birds

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In his monthly original nature commentary, Ornithologist Dr. Mike Baltz explores the possibility that  COVID-19 is having an impact on how we look at nature.

Commentary: Mike Baltz on Carson's 'Silent Spring.'

May 11, 2020
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On this month's feature, written and narrated by Ornithologist Dr. Mike Baltz, we hear about a book, published nearly 60 years ago, that has concepts still relevant today.

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Ornithologist Dr. Mike Baltz delivers his final commentary on birds as we celebrate 2018, The Year Of The Bird.

2018 The Year Of The Bird With Dr. Mike Baltz.

Nov 29, 2018
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Some winter bird-feeding tips from Dr. Mike Baltz.

The Year Of The Bird: Winter Survival

Nov 29, 2018
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On this edition of WSIU INFOCUS, we hear from Ornithologist Dr. Mike Baltz about the challenges of winter survival that birds face.

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In this commentary, Ornithologist Dr. Mike Baltz talks about what the bird-life was like in this country before the passage   --  100 years ago   --  of the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act.  You can learn more about the act by visiting:  https://www.fws.gov/birds/policies-and-regulations/laws-legislations/migratory-bird-treaty-act.php

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In his latest commentary, Ornithologist Dr. Mike Baltz takes a close look at an ancient survival mechanism that birds use to survive:  migration.

WSIU InFocus: Dr. Mike Baltz And The Unique Cowbird.

Aug 24, 2018
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On this edition of WSIU INFOCUS, Ornithologist Dr. Mike Baltz explains the impact of a bird that is taking advantage of forest fragmentation.

The Public Learns About Hummingbirds.

Aug 10, 2018
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The Shawnee Chapter of The Illinois Audubon Society recently held  a public workshop about hummingbirds.

2018 The Year Of The Bird: Dr. Mike Baltz

Jul 2, 2018
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With 2018 being designated as The Year Of The Bird, Ornithologist Dr. Mike Baltz comments on the birds that make southern Illinois their summer home.

Wild Birds Unlimited

With Autumn here, we can start seeing birds from the the northern portions of the United States and Canada.  In this feature WSIU talks with local birding expert Vicki Lang-Mendenhall about which feathered friends from the north we can expect to see as the weather in southern Illinois gets cold.