How Birders can Save the Migratory Bird Treaty Act with Tykee James
July 9, 2020
Birders are undoubtedly familiar with the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, at least by name, and recent proposed changes to that venerable piece of conservation legislation by the Trump Administration have environmental groups concerned about the long-term impacts on birds. Tykee James, host of On Word for Wildlife, a wildlife and politics podcast on the Wildlife Observer Network, and a government affairs professional joins host Nate Swick to talk about what the MBTA does and what birders can do to address these changes including commenting here before July 20!
Also, thoughts on the AOS’s McCown’s Longspur announcement and Nate issues corrections.
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Hello Nate, Thank you for the follow-up on the AOS and changing harmful English bird names. I was very happy to hear about this during your podcast in which you discussed the #BlackBirdersWeek. That, by the way, was my first time listening to the podcast, and I have now subscribed. I am writing about the need for changes to some bird names for our Eastside Audubon chapter newsletter in Kirkland, WA. I have used some of the examples you mentioned in that earlier podcast. I have also now looked at the statement from the AOS. In today’s podcast you mentioned… Read more »