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Diane Porter

Bird Watcher, Bird Watching Dot Com in Fairfield

The Mother of Wild Animals

PRESENTED ON AUG 02, 2013
IN FAIRFIELD @ VOL 1

Diane Porter takes us on an intimate tour of the nature surrounding her domicile. She has a particular fascination with birds, and goes into detail on the amazing photographs she's taken.

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What, if Anything, Is Big Bird?

BY MIKE DICKISON
@ VOL 8 ON MAY 20, 2010

Zoologist Mike Dickison talks about the PhD research he's been doing on a flightless bird -- the "Big Bird" of the title.

"What, if Anything, Is Big Bird?" is the presentation that has garnered the most views on our site since we started sharing PK presentations online.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 28, 2013.

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Bird Watching

BY ANIA KONIECZNA
@ VOL 6 ON AUG 19, 2011

Ania is an amateur ornithologist who has developed a passion for bird watching throughout her life. As a kid she grew up in a forest environment, and she then evolved into a bird-activist, attracting more and more people to her passion. She explains the whole story through fantastic hand drawings -- she also produced the poster for Koszalin's PKN Vol. 7. (in Polish)
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Sea ports, rocks and birds

BY MARTIN GLEDHILL
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 05, 2014

Starting a sea port armour stone quarry and how it can be relatively good for the environment and Black Throated Finch. Townsville local, Martin Gledhill, goes into depth on perserving the wild life at Sea Port, and perserving the natural beauty for generations to come. 

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Spying on the Wild

BY PHIL KNIGHT
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 12, 2014

Conservationist Phil Knight talks about using photography and camera traps to capture photos of elusive wildlife in nature, including bobcat, bear, elk moose. Using cameras in the wild as a type of 'Candid Camera for wildlife' also helps conservations learn by tracking animals at night, such as discovering a mule deer migration no one knew about before.

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Living on the Less Dangerous Edge

BY DARUS ZAHM
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Darus Zahm wants to live in a world where Phish is always playing in elevators.  When he’s not off communing with nature, you can find him trying to bring the cool back to rollerblading here in Brooklyn.

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A Little Bird Told Me

BY DENIS KANIA
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 16, 2017

Little birds have shaped the life of Denis Kania in so many ways. Lessons he learned as he searched the world for his avian friends changed the way he looks at people, the world, and its future. He found that the choices we make at home can have a profound impact on the environment halfway around the world.

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Helping Birds in The Big Sky

BY MIKAYLA SMITH
@ VOL 1 ON APR 19, 2017

Mikayla Smith shares the serendipitous story of how her curiosity of large birds led her to care for and rehabilitate injured or sick birds of prey at Montana Wild Wings.

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Bridging the Gap

BY JANE KELLY
@ VOL 28 ON FEB 23, 2017

As a Bird of Prey Educator and Rehabilitator in Portsmouth, NH, Jane Kelly speaks about bridging the gap between wildlife and human.

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Bird, Meet Skyscraper

BY DEBRA KRIENSKY
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

Conservation biologist and bird lover Debra Kriensky discusses the importance of bird safety in architectural design in this PechaKucha presentation for NY Build. 

Debra Kriensky works at NYC Audubon - where she works on conservation and research programs as a staff conservation biologist. Debra holds a BA in communications from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a MA in conservation biology from Columbia University.