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Florida Matters Preview: Birding In Tampa Bay

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Doug DeNeve
Prothonotary Warbler, or as Mary Keith with the Tampa Audubon Society calls it, "flying liquid gold."

This week on Florida Matters we're talking about bird-watching in the Tampa Bay area and the people who make it their hobby – or life passion.

In this preview, host Robin Sussingham talks with Mary Keith, President of the Tampa Audubon Society and Ann Paul, Regional Coordinator for Audubon's Florida Coastal Islands Sanctuaries, about whether there is a certain personality type to "birders."

We also hear about the beautiful but elusive Prothonotary Warbler, which helped convert some local residents into bird-lovers during recent trips to Lettuce Lake Park in Tampa.

Stephanie Colombini joined WUSF Public Media in December 2016 as Producer of Florida Matters,WUSF’s public affairs show. She’s also a reporter for WUSF’s Health News Florida project.
Robin is Senior Editor at WUSF, spearheading the station's podcasting initiatives and helping to guide the vision for special reporting projects and creative storytelling. She created The Zest, the station's podcast that's all about food, which she continues to host and serve as senior producer.