For the Birds

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By WNYC Studios

For the Birds

Thursday, 24 July

Today, a lady with a bird in her backyard upends our whole sense of what we may have to give up to keep a wild creature wild.

When the conservationists showed up at Clarice Gibbs’ door and asked her to take down her bird feeders down for the sake of an endangered bird, she said no. Everybody just figured she was a crazy bird lady. But writer Jon Mooallem went to see her and discovered there was much more to this story. Mrs. Gibbs tells us her surprising side of the tale, and together with Joe Duff, we struggle with the realization that keeping things wild in today's world will be harder than we ever would’ve thought.

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