Friday, September 17, 2010

Episode 28 of "This Birding Life"

Friday, September 17, 2010
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Nicole Perretta: The Bird Call Lady

Episode 28 of "This Birding Life" features my interview with Nicole Perretta, also known as "The Bird Call Lady." Nicole can imitate the songs and sounds of more than 130 different bird species and she does it so well that the birds are often fooled themselves.

Her amazing ability to recreate bird sounds has landed her guest interview spots on network TV shows with the likes of Jay Leno and Ellen DeGeneres.

Acorn woodpecker by Nicole Perretta.

But her talents don't stop there. Nicole is also an accomplished artist. Much of her artwork is used to illustrate her CD collection of bird calls.


This interview with Nicole Perretta was recorded at The San Diego Bird Festival last March. The sound quality is slightly compromised by the fact that we were inside a trade show tent during a rainstorm, with the constant roar of airplanes taking off from the nearby airport. However this does not detract from the amazing bird calls that Nicole throws down during the interview.

I hope you'll give it a listen. As always, every TBL episode is available for free downloading or streaming in both audio only (MP3) and enhanced audio (M4a—sound with still photos). And it's in the iTunes Podcast section, too.

5 comments:

On September 18, 2010 at 12:03 PM OpposableChums said...

Wow, she's unearthly good...

On September 19, 2010 at 10:47 AM Bird Feeders said...

The audio on her website is amazing. This is true talent!

On September 22, 2010 at 12:20 PM Alan said...

Great episode Bil, I really enjoyed it. She really does have an amazing talent.

On September 22, 2010 at 4:06 PM Bird Feeders said...

Wow, what an extraordinary talent! I can't believe these sounds aren't coming from a beak! I also love her artwork, especially the male Acorn Woodpecker complete with a granary frame.

On October 18, 2010 at 10:54 PM Allison said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing! She's amazing. Does she give lessons?!


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