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Blue Dot: Eagles 101: the lives of eagles and the eagle cam phenomenon!

Liberty on the Redding, Calif. nest, with Sol and Luna.
Terri Lhuillier 
Liberty on the Redding, Calif. nest, with Sol and Luna.

Bald and golden eagles are some of the most magnificent birds in North America. Host Dave Schlom is joined by Michelle Hawkins, Director of The California Raptor Center at UC Davis, for an in-depth look at eagles, from their amazing conservation success story to the threats they still face from humans.

Dr. Hawkins shares her expertise on their lives and habits, from rearing their young to hunting and flight prowess.

From their amazing vision to graceful soaring and powerful swooping, eagles are just plain amazing creatures. Of course, the bald eagle is our national symbol here in the U.S.

Sol and Luna
Friends of the Redding Eagles Cam
Sol and Luna

In the final segment of the show, Dave visits Terri Lhuiller from the Friends of the Redding Eagles and David Hancock from the Hancock Wildlife Foundation in British Columbia to talk about Eagle Cams.

Hancock is one of the pioneers in cameras that show nesting eagles, which has turned into a very popular internet phenomenon!

Dave Schlom is the longtime host and creator of Blue Dot. From surfing to Voyager in interstellar space, rock guitar to orcas in our imperiled oceans, the topics on Blue Dot are as varied as the host’s interests and connections -- which are pretty limitless! An internationally respected space history journalist, Dave is also deeply fascinated by all aspects of the grand workings of nature’s awesome machinery on scales ranging from galactic to subatomic. And topics take in all aspects of the arts and sciences.
Matt Fidler is a producer and sound designer with over 15 years’ experience producing nationally distributed public radio programs. He has worked for shows such as Freakonomics Radio, Selected Shorts, Studio 360, The New Yorker Radio Hour and The Takeaway. In 2017, Matt launched the language podcast Very Bad Words, hitting the #28 spot in the iTunes podcast charts.