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NPR special piece on Ted Parker, Saturday August 3 (approx 9:30 a.m.)


Ellen Paul

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August 3, marks the 20th anniversary since the death of conservationist Ted Parker after a plane crash in Ecuador. He had strong ties to the Lab, serving for a time on the administrative board and contributing around 10,000 audio recordings to the Macaulay Library. He was also a personal friend to a number of people on our staff. Ted Parker’s abilities as a field ornithologist are legendary: he could recognize the vocalizations of about 4,000 species. His passion for conservation was intense.

 

On Saturday, August 3, NPR aired a special audio piece in remembrance of Ted Parker. 

 

The audio is here: NEOORN: The podcast of the NPR story is available at: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=208543543&ft=1&f=

Cornell's Bill McQuay (formerly of NPR) is the one who pitched the story, recorded interviews here with Fitz, Tom Schulenberg, and Ken Rosenberg, and edited a piece that NPR put into their schedule. 

 

Also, the entire Ted Parker Memorial volume of Ornithological Monographs can be downloaded from the SORA site. If anyone wants pdfs of the papers in that volume on Ted and his influence, you can download them here: http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/RemsenPubsPDFS.htm

 

 

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