Central Park bird watcher Christian Cooper lands a new TV series

Christian Cooper – the Black and avid bird watcher at the center of 2020’s Central Park Karen fiasco – has scored a goal TV appearance on National Geographic.

Cooper, 59, will host a series for the Nature channel called Extraordinary Birder.

The lifelong bird lover will transport viewers “into the wild, wonderful, and unpredictable world of birds,” according to National Geographic.

The broadcaster has not yet announced a release date.

“Whether he’s braving stormy seas in Alaska for puffins, hiking the rainforests of Puerto Rico for parrots, or scaling a bridge in Manhattan for a peregrine falcon, he’ll do whatever it takes to learn about these extraordinary feathered creatures and show us the remarkable world out there.” world to show heaven above,” the network said in a statement.

Cooper, a Harvard University graduate, has been an avid Warbler watcher since he was 10 years old. He recently told The New York Times that he was “all in” when asked to host the upcoming show.

Lifelong bird watcher Christian Cooper takes us into the wild, wonderful and unpredictable world of birds.  Whether he's braving stormy seas in Alaska in search of puffins, encountering parrots in the rainforests of Puerto Rico, or scaling a bridge in Manhattan in search of a peregrine falcon, he's doing everything he can to learn more about these extraordinary feathered creatures and us to show the remarkable world in the sky Above.  Christian Cooper takes a moment to observe shorebird activity at the Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge, California.  (Image credit: National Geographic/Jon Kroll)
National Geographic will soon be releasing Extraordinary Birder, hosted by Christian Cooper.
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Six episodes have already been filmed and produced. “I love spreading the gospel of birding,” he told the publication.

The Long Islander also noted that he expects the show to allow others to “stop and watch and listen and really start appreciating the absolutely spectacular creatures that we have among us.”

In 2020, a dog walker named Amy Cooper (no relation) called Christian Cooper police in Central Park while he was bird watching and claimed he had “threatening” her.

A video of the incident went viral at the time and showed Cooper telling the woman it was illegal to leave her cocker spaniel unleashed in the park.

This picture taken on Monday, May 25, 2020, a video provided by Christian Cooper, shows Amy Cooper with her dog talking to Christian Cooper in Central Park in New York.  Amy Cooper, the white woman who called black bird watcher Christian Cooper in New York's Central Park 911, is suing her former employer for firing her over the incident.  (Christian Cooper via AP, file)
A viral clip of Amy Cooper in Central Park went viral in 2020.
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The altercation ended with Amy telling the National Audubon Society member that she was calling the police “to tell them an African American man is threatening my life.”

Amy was later charged with filing a false police report and a misdemeanor carrying a sentence of one year in prison.

In February 2021, the charges against her were dismissed after completing therapy courses.

Nearly a year after the incident, Amy sued her ex-employer for “racial discrimination” and said she was “terrified” to walk her dog after the incident.

https://nypost.com/2022/05/19/central-park-birdwatcher-christian-cooper-lands-new-tv-series/ Central Park bird watcher Christian Cooper lands a new TV series

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