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Archived Since:March 5, 2008

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Podcast #198 Pigeon Mammograms For EVERYONE!

Apparently pigeons can be quite adept at interpreting mammogram results. We're getting a hint of how cowbirds (a brood parasite) figure out that they are cowbirds after being raised by other species. Things get weird in France when conservationists try to stop poaching. Show More Summary

Podcast #197 More Snowy Owls,

This podcast is brought to you by Wildside Nature Tours. They offer a variety of tours. Check out the delightful Brome Birding News Cast. Audubon takes a firm stance in favor of collecting the mustached kingfisher for science. Also, here is the article that "literally" make a reader sick. Show More Summary

Podcast #196 BIRD DRAMA

Snowy owls are showing up in big numbers for the third winter in a row. Don't freak out. Enjoy them responsibly. Check out Project SNOWstorm. Why the biologist who had been studying birds in Guadalcanal euthanized one bird for research and conservation purposes. Show More Summary

New Birder Advice

Insert the Ned Stark joke here: winter is coming, juncos are in full force in Minneapolis. My patch is full of them right now and always taking a moment to observe even a common bird like this can imprint their shape and behavior on your brain. I was recently on Jekyll Island for the Georgia Ornithological Society annual meeting and I had a blast. Show More Summary

Podcast #195 Birders are dirty.

If you are 62 or older you already qualify for a Senior Pass which for $10 gets you into any federal park (NPS, BLM, US Fish, etc) for free but Thursday, October 8 you'll be able to get the lifetime pass for free. Shell halts Arctic Drilling. The Migratory Bird Treaty Act is being reinterpreted which could have devastating consequences for birds. Guess what this is!

Birdchick Podcast #194 Window Strike Controversy...and other stuff

Bay City, MI is one of the top ten drunkest cities in Michigan and you should also check out the Saginaw Bay Birding Trail. An unfortunate ad showed up in some mailboxes in New York. Word on the street is that the owner of the company...Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #193 MBS breakdown, Wilson's Warblers and stuff

Wilson's warbler subspecies feather study. Cornell Lab of Ornithology is hiring but you have to move to Ithaca. I want this job on a remote Irish island. Support a bird coloring book Indiegogo project. Once again birds are caught in the 9/11 Tribute in Lights. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #192 Horse Porn For President

The title is in reference to an unfortunate post that showed up on a birding Facebook group. Pro tip: if something offensive shows up on a Facebook page, do not comment. If it's a public page, your comments will show up to your friends in your news feed. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #191 Gulls are awful and movies/books Sharon is afraid of

Nature as an erectile dysfunction commercial. Did John James Audubon make up birds? The article we could barely talk about: Kelp Gulls Tear Out the Eyes of Baby Seals to Feast on them Later. Bourbon Bastard and Birds Blog.

Birdchick Podcast #190

Is Putin in a flock of birds?Have you heard about the Every Kid In A Park initiative? Starting September 1, all fourth graders are entitled to a free national park pass. Remember the girl who got "gifts" from crows, her neighbors want to sue. There's an actual picture of a night parrot.

Birdchick Podcast #189 The One Sharon Forgot About

What? We podcasted last week? So we did. On our sunroof with chimney swifts and jets flying over. I apologize for the sound quality. But because there really isn't much in the way of birding podcasts out there, here you go.Kites use underwear for nest. Show More Summary

A Birder's View of the Grand Canyon

A Clark's nutcracker perched on the rim of a tiny piece of the Grand Canyon in dawn's early light. I recently returned from some training at the Grand Canyon and two things made an impression: 1. Nothing can really prepare you for the Grand Canyon. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #188 Travel and Birders do a lot

Travel and colds...moreso travel got the better of us but we found ourselves with a few free moments and tried to podcast...we may not have everything linked in this entry. You just might have to Google it...oh the horror, the horror. Show More Summary

Non Birding Bill Told Me To Try The Hydra App

Non Birding Bill has been raving about a photography app called Hydra. When you click to take a photo the app takes up to 60 images and then merges them into a single high-quality picture. He said it would be great for birding. Heres'...Show More Summary

Dancing Dougal

We have a pet rabbit named Dougal. When he's really happy he hops in all different directions. We call this "popcorning" but the rabbit industry insists on calling it "bunny binkies." I just can't call it that. Regardless, if your rabbit does this, they are happy:

Hermit Thrush Foraging Technique

Hermit thrush was foraging around my beehives. Patch birding has really made birding fun for me in a way I didn't expect. I've always enjoyed keeping an eBird tally of what I see around our beehives, but I'm really digging keeping track...Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #187

Audubon asks..."Why do birds masturbate?" It doesn't really answer the question.National Geographic not only publishes field guides but also books about Nectar and pollen eating rainbow lorikeets now eat long til they eat us? Humiliated cats wear scrunchies to prevent them from killing native birds.

My Kind Of Birding

The outdoor library at Canopy Lodge in Panama. Doesn't that look relaxing? I have been party to a lot of discussion online and in meetings about what women birders doing. Part of this is because women are 50% (at least) of the birding population in the US and hard to find in Europe. Show More Summary

Digidapter For Digiscoping

A new digiscoping adapter I've been playing with since seeing it in Florida called the Digidapter. I've had the opportunity to play around with some newer digiscoping adapters both for smartphones and for SLRs. When not using my iPhone...Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #186 World Girl Birders

Hey gang, there is still space left on the relaxed Panama birding tour. Come with me, we will see cool bird and sloth and end the day with booze and bat falcons and tinamous. There is now a World Girl Birders page you can join on Facebook. Show More Summary

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