On our brand new podcast, Bird Nerd: Episode #1, we interview Jason Weckstein, an associate professor in the Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science at Drexel University. He also serves as an associate curator in the Department of Ornithology at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. We discuss how museums were instrumental in the discovery that saved Peregrine Falcons – known to often nest on tall buildings and bridges – from extinction, and much more! Urban aims to improve our connection with nature and understand our impact on the environment.
Stay tuned for Bird Nerd: Episode #2 with F. Arthur McMorris, Ph.D. The Peregrine Falcon coordinator for the Pennsylvania Game Commission. We discuss the many successes of Peregrine Falcon restoration in Pennsylvania.