Say Goodbye to the Cuckoo

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Michael McCarthy talks about the declining numbers of migratory birds due to environmental changes.

In Say Goodbye to the Cuckoo: Migratory Birds and the Impending Ecological Catastrophe, he shows how the loss of these birds would be devastating to the cultural inheritance of us all.

Listen to The Art and Science of Birdsong, a Please Explain Segment from 2005.

Michael McCarthy will be in discussion
Wednesday, May 12, at 6:00 pm
New York City Audubon
Central Park Arsenal, 64th Street and Fifth Avenue

Michael McCarthy will be leading the “Spring Migration Bird Walk”
Thursday, May 13, 8:00 - 9:30 am
Departs from Central Park West and 72nd Street
Limited to 20 people
For more information, call 212-691-7483 or click here


Michael McCarthy

Comments [3]

Gail Zawacki from New Jersey

Dear Mr. McCarthy,

I am very sorry that I am not close enough to NY to join your walk this morning.

In addition to deforestation, bird populations are declining because trees are dying from exposure to toxic levels of ozone in the atmosphere. This reduces the available nesting habitat as well as food.

Also I did once hear a nightingale singing in the middle of night in central London, near Victoria Station, on Eccleston Square, which has many huge trees. The sound was beautiful beyond description.

May. 13 2010 08:56 AM
Elizabeth Nohilly

Would very much like to join Michael McCarthy's Spring Migration Bird Walk on Thursday, May 13, at 8:00 AM. Please confirm to (212)628-7975, and thanks.

May. 12 2010 10:07 PM
Howard Clyman

Please register me for the Michael McCarthy led “Spring Migration Bird Walk”
Thursday, May 13, 8:00 - 9:30 am
and confirm that I am among ther 1st 20.
Howard Clyman

May. 12 2010 01:07 PM

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