Messages From the Birds

1988, 57 mins


Christopher N. Palmer

Executive Producer

Robert Drew

Co-Producer, Photographer

Anne Drew


Coulter Watt


Richard Barber

Supervising Editor

Martin Sheen


Diana Potocki


Walter Dawless


Gene Brehan

Additional Photography

Larry Blitstein

Additional Photography

David M. Arnold

Additional Photography

Robert Wussler

Production Executive for TBS

Marty Killeen

Production Executive for TBS

Gerald Slater

Production Executive for WETA

Tamara Robinson

Production Executive for WETA

Birds are changing their migratory patterns and other behaviors to adapt to humanity’s impact on the environment. “Messages from the Birds,” which Drew Associates produced in 1988 for the National Audubon Society, Turner Broadcasting System and WETA-Washington, DC, follows several species of shore birds as they deal with potential threats to the ecosystem. Martin Sheen narrates this coast-to-coast journey across the U.S., showcasing what we can learn from birds and from those on the forefront of conservation efforts.



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