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Avian Migratory Feats

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Tom Johnson
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Clear photos of owls with open wings and tails allow Project SNOWstorm to map age and sex distribution.

Our understanding of the navigational and physiological feats of migratory birds has exploded in the last decade. On The Point, we talk with Scott Weidensaul about his research of bird migration, both globally and here in New England, and the latest advances in bird tracking technology. We also discuss Project SnowStorm, his research project into the movements of Snowy Owls.
Weidensaul’s new book is titled A World on The Wing.

Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI. After starting her broadcasting career as a midday DJ at WARE in Ware, Massachusetts, she quickly advanced to host of the morning drive show, which in 1981, made her one of the few women in broadcasting to anchor her own morning show. Her career has covered nearly all aspects of broadcasting. She has been a radio disc jockey, a traffic reporter, a television news anchor and reporter, a program director, talk show host, and even a ski reporter. Her television work brought her to White River Junction, VT, Portland, ME, Indianapolis, IN and Nashville, TN. Mindy also worked at radio stations in West Palm Beach, FL, Hartford, CT, Boston, MA and Lebanon, NH. She has received numerous awards, most recently her 5th National PRNDI (Public Radio News Directors Incorporated) award for best Call-in program and best Interview.