Blog Profile / Birdchick Blog

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Archived Since:March 5, 2008

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Ode to Dr. Strange

Storm approaches on the Kazakh Steppes. One of the many places I've been thanks to my college degree. I just found out Dr. Paul Strange died this week. He was a close friend of my mother’s as well as the man for whom she worked for several years.My mother is a Christian Scientist who worked as a nurse for Dr. Show More Summary

Florida Is For Vulture Lovers

"I will beak your car when you turn your back."--Black Vulture. I spent some time in southern Florida this year. I was there for work, but one of the upsides of Florida is that there is a large supply of lovely birds to practice your photography on. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #213 Duck Stamp Documentary and ABA Contest

The American Birding Association is having several contests this year in an effort to get new members and get former members to renew. We are also having a contest for people to join the American Birding Association. If you join theShow More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #212 Poaching, Parrots and Pokemon

I love that not only have I received official federal guidance about Pokemon for my job but that a hook and bullet publication put my post about Pokemon Go out there. If you think Pokemon Go is the beginning of the end of More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #211 Pokemon Go vs Birding

So there's this think called PokemonGo... Frigatebirds can fly a long time! Army vet shoots down branch to help young eagle tangled with rope. Loons raising a goldeneye. This eagle is trying to land, it's not trying to take off with the boy.

Experiments With Eagles

I went to the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival in Homer, Alaska--which is a delightful festival, I highly recommend it. I met a ton of people who were originally from Minnesota and for one reason or another had moved to Alaska. I can see why, it's beautiful and great for people who enjoy the outdoors. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #210 Bird Brains and Philandering Godwits

Spice Gull. The struggle of birders attracting new birders. Gary the philandering godwit. Bird brains blah, blah, blah. So if you have an iPhone, some extra time on your hands and you're looking for a bird dating sim app...

Birdchick POdcast #209 Bird Cams, Digiscoping and Spring

Here's ill-informed Zeke from Indiana spouting nonsense. Sometimes commenters on bird cam forums go too far. Canadian police are digiscoping...watching out.        

Birdchick Podcast #208: Birders are Creepy and Eagles Eating Cats

Bird news: Why are the crows so violent in Canada?Bald eagle cam shows bald eagles bringing a young cat back to the nest. John James Audubon was kind of a punk ass troll. Oh...this isn't going to piss any birders all. Apparently people think birders are as creepy as clowns. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #207 Fallout, Misidentified Birds, Twitter Wars

This podcast is brought you by WildSide Nature Tours. Come with me to an ancient land to watching thousands of migratory birds like common cranes, storks, spoonbills and red kites. We'll also look for Palestine sunbird, jungle cat and...Show More Summary

Greater Roaderunners

One of my bird survey offices in Texas. I've kind of transitioned in the last year or so to do less surveys and more writing and giving programs. I love bird survey work, but it's taxing physically both on your body and your time. Basing each week on airports and storms is less exciting as I get older. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #206 Albatross, Honduras and Jobs

The Birdist explains why you don't see native birds in movies. Albatross babies in flower pots and albatross buried in sand.Sharon has issues with this job description. Wisdom with John and Yoko. Wisdom and mate displaying on the fall...Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #205 Necrophilia, Jobs and Jon Hamm

News: Jon Hamm helps a hummer. Eurasian jay dodges a sparrow hawk Matrix style. Sand martin necrophilia. Bird Jobs: If you were unemployed for a few months, which job would you take: Tundra Nesting Bird Internship at Arctic National Wildlife Refuge or Bahamas Shorebird Field on a schooner.

Birdchick Podcast #204 Wisdom and Marshmallows

Cool photos to help illustrate why Malheur NWR was created. Here's a great resource for finding jobs in the birding industry.  

Birding And Camping In Sweden

Kolarbyn is known as Sweden's most primitive hotel. Seriously, check their website, that's how they bill themselves. Can you make out our hut hidden in the Swedish wildnerness? Did I ever tell you about that time I went camping and birding in Sweden? Probably not in the blog. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #203 Weezer, Vultures and the ABA

This flamingo report popped in the news just after I left Florida. Also...I don't think this person knows what a "money shot" is. Weezer sold a crazy package of birding in the Galapagos. Join the American Birding Association and say we sent you. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #202 More Ivory Gull Madness, Kiskadee Sadness and some dude named Noah

More ivory gull insanity. Laura Erickson's take on feeding gulls vs feeding owls. The kiskadee in South Dakota has passed. Nice article on world birding champion Noah Stryker. The "Flock" game NBB was talking about.

Birdchick Podcast #201 Gulls, Spoilers and Weirdos

This podcast is brought to you by Refrigirware! I've been wearing the Women's Vertical Puffer Jacket and it's compact and warm. Wildside Nature Tours offers a lot of trips! Come with me to Honduras or even better...Israel. Do you know a birder between 16 - 20? Apply for this scholarship. Show More Summary

Birder Emotions About The Ivory Gull On January 6, 2016

Courtesy of Nathan Swick. Courtesy Michael Retter and Nathan Swick.

Sinister Bird Cheerleading

I realized that as my life has shifted to more professional writing, I don't write for my blog like I used to. Once I've written something that ends up over at Outdoor News or Audubon, there's no need to put it here. But I do a lot of...Show More Summary

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