Nate Brown

In this episode of This Green Earth, Chris's guest is Nate Brown from Utah Birders. He talks about the 10th Annual Utah Birders - Park City Christmas Bird Count; it's origins and purpose, when it's held and how you can join in on the count Sunday January 3rd, 2021.

The 120th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count is scheduled to happen this weekend, and the local chapter will be hosting a Christmas Bird Count, which will kick off at Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter before spreading out to local reservoirs and birding hotspots.  Novices and experts are welcome to join in this nationwide citizen science effort to collect data on local bird populations.  Local birder Nate Brown joined Chris and Nell to share the details. Registration at through the calendar.  

During the first segment of the show, Chris and Nell spoke with local avian enthusiast Nate Brown about how and where to bird in Summit County, how to find local resources, and connect with other birders, and what you might find at this time of year.

The 8th Annual Summit County Christmas Bird Count was held earlier this month.  Chris speaks with the director of that event, Nate Brown, about what birds were observed, if there were any unusual species spotted, and what trends in bird types, seasonal variations and populations are occurring in the county. 

This Green Earth January 2, 2018

Jan 2, 2018

On today's show, Chris and Nell speak first with Brian McInerney of the National Weather Service.  Brian will summarize this fall's temperatures and precipitation and review 2017 as a whole, one of the warmest years on record.  In the second part of the show, Nate Brown of the Audubon Society talks about the results of this year's Christmas Bird Count, including Summit County observations and how bird types and populations are changing as our region warms and habitats shrink. 


  Today Chris and Nell speak with Lisa Hoyos about the passing of new climate science standards for 6th and 8th graders.  Lisa is the Director and Co-founder of the group, Climate Parents, a non-profit that supports and advocates  bringing more fact based climate science into the class room. In the second segment of the program, Nate Brown from the Audubon Society discusses the annual Christmas Bird Count.  Park City is holding its 5th annual Christmas Bird Count on Sunday the 20th of December.