Friday, August 04, 2006

Bret Whitney on Discovery Channel

Reknowned birder and tour leader, Bret Whitney, was featured last year on the Discovery Channel web site. The short video shows Bret in the field demonstrating his well known ability to identify bird song and vocalizations. You get a glimpse into his life recording vocalizations in South America. Bret is so versed in bird song that he's even discovered several new species in South America by hearing a song that he didn't recognize. Check out the video (click on the "Name that Tune" link). Also, an interesting article about Bret is here.

As a side note, I'd like to mention that the tour company that Bret started, Field Guides, puts on excellent tours! I went to the Rio Grande with them last year and it was awesome. I'll save more on that for a future post.

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