Playa Country Radio

Playa Country is a weekly radio show that features conservation and wildlife experts—as well as farmers, ranchers and land managers— talking about conservation practices that improve wildlife habitat and landowners’ bottom-line. Use the links to the right to browse episodes by topic or date. On each episode page, you can listen to the recording, read a full transcript and get more information and resources about the topic.

Latest Episode

A Day in the Life of a Bird Counter

Lark Bunting

Diane VanLandingham owns ranchland near LaJunta, Colorado, and has permitted bird counters with Bird Conservancy of the Rockies onto her land to survey bird species and count their populations. She’s an enthusiastic participant in a new bird-counting program that provides higher quality data on bird populations and records information on the plants making up a local habitat. Jeff Birek is a bird counter and team manager with the Conservancy. He talks about the work of documenting bird populations.

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