Re: [Tweeters] The Casual Birder – new documentary airs tonight on PBS
leschwitters at me.com
Mon Apr 1 09:43:12 PDT 2013
Good one Matt. Happy 4/1/13 to you too.
On Apr 1, 2013, at 4:48 AM, Matt Bartels wrote:
> I thought this might be of interest:
> "The Casual Birder - new documentary airs tonight on PBS
> You’ve watched the obsessive birders in “The Big Year.” You’ve seen
> lives transformed by birding in “The Central Park Effect.” Now, join
> us as we explore the world of the Casual Birder in a brand new
> documentary, narrated by Jonathan Franzen.
> The majority of people counted in national surveys as ‘birders’ are
> part of the unexplored “Casual Birder” category. These people enjoy
> birds and sometimes identify and report them – but they somehow find
> time for other priorities.
> We’ll explore the mindset of some of these birders to learn what
> makes them pursue birding with such occasional interest. How have
> theymanaged to continue working when a new state bird is publicized
> on the birding lists? Why are they willing to get a full night’s
> rest rather than rising before dawn to put in a full day in the
> field? And how are they able to keep up their not-quite-single-
> minded focus on a hobby they pursue now and then?
> We’ll talk to casual birders, their friends (who have no idea they
> have a marginal interest in birds), their spouses and children
> (never neglected for a bird), and hard-core birders (flummoxed) to
> sketch a picture of this little-understood sub-culture.
> Airing tonight on PBS (check local listings for times)
> Matt Bartels
> Seattle, WA
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