There’s more to Al Batt than meets the funny bone. Bird Watcher’s Digest readers adore Al for his sometimes silly, sometimes goofy, sometimes touching, always joyful column in each issue. But did you know has a weekly radio show (available on the Internet), has a column published in about 100 newspapers, and collaborates on comics that have been published in The New Yorker? Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised. Al is a master storyteller, a birding guide and conservationist whose efforts have been honored by the likes of the Isaac Walton League and the Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union. BWD editor Dawn Hewitt had a fun time interviewing Al recently. Listen up! We think you’ll enjoy it, too.