Listen now | Christian Cooper began birding when he was a young child and it's been a lifelong passion. Based in New York City, he frequents Central Park to watch for migrating species. After a viral incident in 2020, Christian was thrust into the spotlight, which he has turned into positive projects. His new show Extraordinary Birder recently premiered on Nat Geo Wild and his new book is Better Living Through Birding: Notes from a Black Man in the Natural World. Christian joins Heath to discuss how birding helped him understand his identity as a gay Black man, share behind the scenes stores from the making of the series, and discusses the positive outcomes from the incident in Central Park.