A List Of Birding Interviews I have done

Here are a few newspaper, magazine and radio interviews I have done so far:

"Meet the man who spotted a rare bird in Victoria Area" - AM 980 CKNW (Simi Sara show)

 "Birders Flocking to Greater Victoria after rare warbler sighting" - Victoria News

"Can Abbotsford Become a Birder's Paradise?" - The Abbotsford News by Tyler Olsen

"Rare bird visit to Cranbrook sparks BC wide interest" - The Cranbrook Daily Townsman by Barry Coulter.

"Birders flock to Vancouver for glimpse of tanager that migrated the wrong way" - Canadian Free Press by Geordon Omand 

"Female Leadership in the Birding Community: Thoughts on Moving Forward" - American Birder's Association's Birders Guide May-2016" with Shanin Abreu, Elsa Alvear Rodríguez, Megan Crewe, Shawneen Finnegan,Melissa Hafting, Alvaro Jaramillo, Kimberly Kaufman, J. Drew Lanham, Maureen Leong-Kee, Ann Nightingale, Debi Shearwater, Lili Taylor, Charlotte Wasylik

CBC Radio One Interview on Young Birders and Birding on the program North by Northwest with Sheryl Mackay (starts around 56:25)

"The rise of milleninial, urban-dwelling birders" in Maclean's Magazine

CBC Radio one interview with MP, bird biologist, expert and author Dick Cannings on BC Almanac

"Spring Migration has birders hearts aflutter" in The Vancouver Courier Newspaper


  1. your interview was fantastic mel. you have a great voice for radio. i could listen to you talk all day. the passion you have for the children and the birds is evident. great work you do keep it up.

  2. Great interview really enjoyed listening! You're a natural

  3. I finally took the time to listen to your interview. Great job Melissa.

  4. Thank you both so much for your kind words! I truly appreciate them.


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