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The Warblers shares Canadian information, insights and inspiration on the world of birds and bird conservation. The lively discussions are hosted by Andrea Gress and Andrés Jiménez whose curiosity leads them to discover fun facts and useful tips as they travel uncommon flightpaths to learn from expert guests.

The Warblers by Birds Canada Andres Jiménez and Andrea Gress for Birds Canada

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    • 4.8 • 14 Ratings

The Warblers shares Canadian information, insights and inspiration on the world of birds and bird conservation. The lively discussions are hosted by Andrea Gress and Andrés Jiménez whose curiosity leads them to discover fun facts and useful tips as they travel uncommon flightpaths to learn from expert guests.

    The case for including humans in the frame

    The case for including humans in the frame

    We speak with Julian Victor, a wildlife Filmmaker from Toronto who has worked on projects for National Geographic, as well as with legendary wildlife filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert. He was one of the presenters for the first-ever Black Birders Week in 2020 and currently creates nature segments for Breakfast Television, one of Canada’s most popular TV shows. We explore how he got to be a rising wildlife filmmaking star and the risks of presenting pristine images of nature and birds; highlighting the importance of letting humans creep into bird images and documentaries.

    Julian Victor is a wildlife Filmmaker from Toronto. He currently works for Canada’s top morning show Breakfast Television. He is always on the lookout for diverse conservation stories to raise awareness of our natural world and its inhabitants and how to preserve them. Follow him: @jv_wild

     https://www.julianvictor.com/
     
    See his work: https://vimeo.com/518875283

    Check out The Toronto Bird Celebration 2021 Urban Bird Photography 101 workshop with Ankur Khurana

    Review Birds Canada’s blog on ethical photography, TIPS FOR GREAT PHOTOS THAT DO GOOD FOR BIRDS by the young BC photographer Liron Gerstman 
    Andrea Gress studied Renewable Resource Management at the University of Saskatchewan. She pivoted towards birds, after an internship in South Africa. Upon returning, she worked with Piping Plovers in Saskatchewan and now coordinates the Ontario Piping Plover Conservation Program for Birds Canada.  Follow her work at @ontarioplovers

    Andrés Jiménez is a Costa Rican wildlife biologist with a keen interest in snakes, frogs, birds and how human relationships are interconnected with the living world. He studied Tropical Biology in Costa Rica and has a Masters in Environmental Problem Solving from York University. He is Birds Canada's Urban Program Coordinator and you can follow him at @andresjimo

    • 38 min
    Monitoring an icon - the story of the Common Loon in Canada

    Monitoring an icon - the story of the Common Loon in Canada

    The iconic Canadian snowbird. Find out surprising facts about our beautiful Common Loons (Gavia immer) and how they are faring in Canada. We speak with Kathy Jones and Kristin Bianchini to explore the fascinating and fragile world of the Common Loon and the role volunteer scientists play in our understanding of their complex lives.

    Join the Canadian Lake Loon Survey visiting: www.birdscanada.org/loon

    More on Loons: https://www.birdscanada.org/fantastic-loons-and-where-to-find-them/

    Kathy Jones (link to full bio: Our Staff | Birds Canada | Oiseaux Canada): Kathy is the Coordinator of Birds Canada’s Canadian Lakes Loon Survey, the Volunteer Manager for Ontario Programs and is based out of Port Rowan, ON.
    Kristin Bianchini: Kristin Bianchini has a Ph.D. in Toxicology from the University of Saskatchewan. For the past two years, Kristin worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher with Birds Canada, where she completed the research on Common Loons.

    Andrea Gress studied Renewable Resource Management at the University of Saskatchewan. She pivoted towards birds, after an internship in South Africa. Upon returning, she worked with Piping Plovers in Saskatchewan and now coordinates the Ontario Piping Plover Conservation Program for Birds Canada.  Follow her work at @ontarioplovers

    Andrés Jiménez is a Costa Rican wildlife biologist with a keen interest in snakes, frogs, birds and how human relationships are interconnected with the living world. He studied Tropical Biology in Costa Rica and has a Masters in Environmental Problem Solving from York University. He is Birds Canada's Urban Program Coordinator and you can follow him at @andresjimo

    • 31 min
    Lessons from Ferruginous Hawk research on the prairies

    Lessons from Ferruginous Hawk research on the prairies

    "Challenging" - learn more about this understatement in the world of Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis) research with Janet Ng. In our inaugural episode, we explore many angles of this exciting conservation work from the up and down fortunes of this species to the personal toll on an intrepid researcher.

    Janet Ng, Ph.D., is a species at risk biologist who has worked on a variety of species and landscapes around Canada. Her work is focused on wildlife-habitat relationships and how human development, climate change, and their combined effects can potentially impact species at risk.

    Janet is on Twitter: @janetngbio and LinkdIn.

    BirdWatch Canada article:  A hawk-eyed look at a Threatened prairie predator by Janet Ng

    Andrea Gress studied Renewable Resource Management at the University of Saskatchewan. She pivoted towards birds, after an internship in South Africa. Upon returning, she worked with Piping Plovers in Saskatchewan and now coordinates the Ontario Piping Plover Conservation Program for Birds Canada.  Follow her work at @ontarioplovers

    Andrés Jiménez is a Costa Rican wildlife biologist with a keen interest in snakes, frogs, birds and how human relationships are interconnected with the living world. He studied Tropical Biology in Costa Rica and has a Masters in Environmental Problem Solving from York University. He is Birds Canada's Urban Program Coordinator and you can follow him at @andresjimo

    • 44 min
    The Warblers - Teaser

    The Warblers - Teaser

    The Warblers is brought to you by Birds Canada, it is where bird talk takes flight. In this short introductory episode, you will meet our hosts Andrea Gress and Andres Jimenez. Both have international conservation experience in addition to their current work for Canada's wild birds. Andrea has been travelling across southwestern Ontario monitoring Piping Plover nests to ensure their breeding success. Andres is in the middle of hosting 30 events for the Toronto Bird Celebration connecting people and birds in Toronto and across Canada. Get to know the hosts, find out what to expect, where to find the podcast, and why we need a Birds Canada podcast.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Andresjmo ,

Come listen!

I enjoyed it very much.

ajkm16 ,

Great podcast

Love the podcast, very informative and interesting! Only suggestion is I wish the editing was a bit better, the cut-offs and quick transitions between the questions and answers are a bit awkward

GreenRavenPhotography ,

The Warblers

A really worthwhile podcast to tune in to. Put your ear to this and keep your binoculars on this show.

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