"Bird Call" is a series that consists of a diverse flock of birds (an owl, dodo, canary, chicken, crowned pigeon, etc.) who run a radio station in the backyard of the human Wally Zutman. The show is set in Peach Pit, Connecticut in the suburbs on Jaybird Street. The birds keep their distance from the humans for it's against the Bird Union Code to speak to them; with the exception of parrots and parakeets due to the "Pirate Parrot Parakeet Massacre" of 1776. The Bird Union Code: "We are birds of a feather and we must flock together!"
The radio station is an old radio that sits at the pinnacle of a wooden mast followed by various decorated bird houses attached below. The birds refer to it as "The Nestling Mast" and have inhabited it over the years. Inside of this particular fixture is the central nervous system of the bird's radio station 101.8 W.I.N.G. It’s where they broadcast music, news, and various bird calls to other bird listeners. The humans in the neighborhood are unaware of the bird’s technological advancements and are constantly baffled at the array of sounds that come from the bird houses.
Mr. Chicker is the bumbling boss at W.I.N.G. He is more about quantity than quality when it comes to ratings. Francise Birdling, the headstrong crowned pigeon who is the station's Programming Director and goes to head to head with Mr. Chicker everyday. The host of the hot-topic panel discussion show, "Fowl Mouth" is Fowl Owl. He is the pompous know-it-all of the group and will stop at nothing to come out on top. Luckl-Duckl Bird, an "extinctively rare" Dodaramius, is a young bird with a dream to host his own radio show. He is joined by his canary side-kick Speck, who happens to be a pyromaniac. The two do radio spots as announcers for various sponsors. Kesmoe Peapod, the over-chilled lover of Catnip, is the afternoon DJ on "Flock'n'Rock". Dillon Quailstein, a short quail with a short temper, serves as the station's intern. And last but not least is Koo Foo. He oversees news, weather, and traffic. He has a dry personality but it keeps him focused when reporting various news stories.
W.I.N.G. faces competition from their rival station 89.4 K.L.A.W. which sits in the tree of Harriet Dinseldorf, Wally's neighbor's tree. Harriet is in love with Wally but he gives her no attention due to the birds constant antics. Grizzle Ingrid runs the ever-failing station K.L.A.W. with her minion/slave Pinky the Worm along with Poe Raven and her terrifying "crownies". Grizzle attempts to thwart W.I.N.G. by pushing her human-hating propaganda to other bird listeners, using the Harriet's pet cat Henry to attach, or commanding Buzzard Beak turn them into roadkill. But Luckl and the gang out smart her.
As for the humans, Wally is a college professor of Philosophy and at home is an avid bird watcher. Harriet Zutman is an interior designer and loves to paint. Wally often catches out of the ordinary activities from the birds and attempts to show Harriet the birds odd behavior. Unfortunately, she always misses the birds leading her to believe Wally is "a little crazy".
The message the series conveys is about working together and being "birds of a feather". The vast array of birds give examples in diversity and holding on to friendships in your darkest hours. This flock of birdlings hatched from the mind of Calvin Lester will bring warmth and laughter to all ages. Come find your calling...at "Bird Call!
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