Birding on the Hill

Bring Birds Back

Oct 19 2022 • 25 mins

So many of the challenges facing birds are systemic, bigger than what any one person can fix — so how do we get governments to step in and do something? Tykee James, a Sr. Government Relations Representative for The Wilderness Society, has approached this issue in a creative way: by organizing bird walks around the U.S. Capitol. These walks bring in staffers and legislators from across the country and across the aisle, creating a rare space in politics for people to come together and kindle a love of birds. Tenijah talks to Tykee about his bird walks, staying hopeful in the face of huge issues, and they delve into some promising legislation called Recovering America’s Wildlife Act that has the potential to help our bird friends.

You can check if your Senators are cosponsors of Recovering America’s Wildlife Act and contact them about what the legislation means to you

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More info and transcript at BirdNote.org.

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