Frequent flying with the Wood Thrush

Press Release:

Frequent Flying with the Wood Thrush

May 22, 2016, 4pm

Green Sage Westgate, Asheville, NC

The local student chose the Wood Thrush as her project focus, and designed an event to raise funds and awareness about the threats to this beloved bird due to climate change. Proceeds raised from the silent auction and donations will go to the local Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society and the Cloud Forest School in Central America to help the Wood Thrush.

The new “Wood Thrush Connection”, produced by the Climate Listening Project, is in collaboration with National Audubon Society, Audubon North Carolina, Forsyth Audubon, Audubon International Alliances Program, Belize Audubon Society and the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center.

For the Wood Thrush, a bird that travels thousands of miles between its breeding grounds in eastern North America to its wintering grounds in Central America, the threats of climate change are compounded by dwindling habitat. According to Audubon’s Birds and Climate Change Report, the Wood Thrush is predicted to lose up to 82 percent of its summer range by 2080.
Details about the Wood Thrush Connection:
Details on the Climate Listening Project:

The short video premiered online this week via Audubon North Carolina with great response:

About Dan Hesse
I grew up outside of Atlanta and moved to WNC in 2001 to attend Montreat College. After college, I worked at NewsRadio 570 WWNC as an anchor/reporter and covered Asheville City Council and the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners starting in 2004. During that time I also completed WCU's Master of Public Administration program. You can reach me at

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