Early Birds

Folk U Friday: the Dawn Chorus

Originally Posted on Cortes Radio.ca

This is a fabulous time of year to hear the dawn chorus and begin to listen for bird calls as birds are establishing territories or trying to attract a mate. The result is an amazing orchestra of bird song, right on your doorstep every morning. It’s free and all you have to do is roll out of bed a little early, sit back and listen! It’s a wonderful way to start the day!

We’re delighted to be hosting our very own Dawn Chorus and numerous other Cortes bird songs on CKTZ with local twitcher Corry Dow. Join us to hear Cortes birds and listen while Corry describes who to listen out for and how to tell your towhees from your flickers.  

Helen Hall, from FOCI, introduced the Nature is Good for You Series and talks about ways to stay engaged with nature on Cortes right now and Jane from the Cortes Island Museum and Archives discusses the May 2nd Bird Count and how to put your new twitcher skills to use! As well, neighbour and Nature Boy, George Sirk called to discuss migratory birds and who is here right now and who to expect in the next couple of months, including our shortest visitor the NightHawk.


Nature Is Good For You – on CKTZ!

Feeling stressed, worried or just fed up with the gloomy news?  It may feel intuitive, but being in nature is good for you. FOCI, Folk U, and CKTZ have joined forces to create our very own ‘Nature is Good for You’ series to inspire you to get out, connect with nature and refresh mind, body and soul! This series will air live on the Friday Folk U Talk Show from 1 to 3 p.m. at CKTZ 89.5 FM and cortesradio.ca in May and will also be available as podcasts at cortescurrents.ca and friendsofcortes.org