Refuges on the Radio
Your local radio station may soon feature the sounds and stories of national wildlife refuges through a series of four 60-second public service announcements (PSAs) delivered to 3,500 radio stations nationwide.
Transcript for the Pileated Woodpecker Radio PSA
Spokesperson: This is another National Wildlife Refuge Minute…
Sound of woodpecker hammering in the distance
Spokesperson: In Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge in northern New Jersey, that hammering sound could only be one thing: the pileated woodpecker in search of a meal.
Sound of hammering closer, louder
Spokesperson: One of the most recognizable birds in all of nature, the pileated woodpecker’s large size and red crest served as inspiration for one of America’s most beloved cartoon characters,
Sound of Woody Woodpecker laugh
Sounds of baby birds chirping
Spokesperson: The holes pileated woodpeckers create are often big enough to become nesting areas for smaller birds.
A forest full of pileated woodpeckers looking for lunch would sound like a drum line at a parade. And maintaining healthy forests in the Wildlife Refuge helps the beat go on.
Sound of woodpecker drum beat
Spokesperson: Every Wildlife Refuge is full of unique and unforgettable experiences. With over 500 Refuges, you don’t have to go far to make a special connection with nature. Learn more at fws.gov/refuges. That’s fws.gov/refuges.
Sound of woodpecker and the crash of a cymbal