Rob Meyer

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Jason and his brother Jeffrey wrap up their trip to Maine with a glimpse of a bird that’s almost never been spotted in the United States: the great black hawk, a native of Central and South America.
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Is the Central Park Mandarin duck the Trump of birds? Jason and Nicholas Lund, aka The Birdist, debate some of birding’s most contentious topics.
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Jason and Jeffrey join The Birdist blog’s Nicholas Lund and writer and cartoonist Rosemary Mosco for a Christmas bird count in Maine.
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Jason and Jeffrey spend the day identifying birds in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge with New York’s burgeoning Feminist Bird Club, which embraces diversity in birds and humans.
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Jason shows comedian Wyatt Cenac the basic birding ropes in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, where Wyatt asks the important questions, like: do birds go “people-ing”?
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Jason delivers a beginner’s course in using a birder’s most important tool.
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Jason Ward visits “the best place in North America to see migrating birds,” including thousands of warblers and one little bird whose cry sounds like sneakers on a basketball court.
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Jason’s younger brother, Jeffrey, is also a birder, and when they head to Central Park together, their competitive instincts get triggered.
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Jason visits New York’s storied museum, where he gets a behind-the-scenes look at one of the largest avian collections in the world.
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So. Many. Birds. Jason throws himself into the joyful mayhem of the New Jersey Audubon Fall Festival in Cape May.
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Migration isn’t easy. In Cape May, New Jersey, Jason sees songbirds battling howling winds and gets up close and personal with the secretive yellow-billed cuckoo.
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Jason and poet and wildlife ecology professor Dr. Drew Lanham spot mute swans and warblers, and discuss how people can “find common cause in a bird.”
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Birds are big in Harlem. Jason checks out the Audubon Mural Project, which has blanketed the neighborhood with images of birds under threat from climate change and human industry.
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As he pulls coins out of thin air, this former self-described shy kid shares how an encounter with one terminally ill little girl changed his perspective on magic forever.
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He can make dollar bills multiply or change the look of a playing card while you watch. And every trick is driven by one simple question: “What if I could?”
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One magician explains why storytelling is crucial to any live performance: once the audience cares who you are, they’ll follow you anywhere.
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The advantage of being a comedy magician? Once people are laughing, they won’t even notice all the “sneaky stuff” you’re doing right in front of their eyes.
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Birds of North America, an original doc series starring bird lover and Bronx native Jason Ward.
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Meet four magicians whose wizardry with coins, cards, and other tools of the trade is a testament to their pursuit of perfection—and the cultivation of community.
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