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Archived Since:March 5, 2008

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Birdchick Podcast #168: Bird Pictures

Here’s a link to an Audubon article that ticked me off because at first glance I thought it made digiscoping look like a joke. But it brings up a bigger questions of what is a photo and what is art. Examples of photos that have been manipulated green heron contest winner or blue heron and [...]

Birdchick Podcast #167: Owl Rides A Train, Oil Spill

  Yep. Another oil spill. Follow National Audubon on Facebook for the most up to date info. Here’s a petition. Owl rides a train from Scotland to the UK. Eagle flirting gets out of control. Ravens to be culled in favor of spotted owls. Worst bird bander ever? Stinky cuckoo is not the worse [...]

Create Your Own Birds and Beers

Monday night I stumbled in from what was a six hour Birds and Beers with 42 attendees! I love that the event gets that many birders out on a week night, but the challenge hoisting such an event is that I don’t necessarily get to talk to my old friends who show up and last [...]

Birdchick Podcast #166: Sibley, Eagles and Whatnot

What’s news in Minnesota? Eagle gossip. Also, this photo taken by Joseph Scrimshaw at a truck stop disturbed me: I don’t know if you guys know this…but some dude named David Allen Sibley released a revised bird book and was in the Wall Street Journal. Ugh. More snowy owl madness. Here’s a crazy shot [...]

So I Got A Second Edition Sibley

One thing birders have been talking about like crazy for the last few months is the news that David Sibley was updating his popular field guide The Sibley Guide To Birds and we’ve all been aching to see it. Mine arrived from FedEx on Friday. Personally, I am far more interested in this update [...]

Birdchick Podcast #165: Owls Again and Eggs

It’s World Sparrow Day soon! Please everyone, let’s just be reasonable about snowy owls? Maybe? Latest Project Snowstorm update. Swarovski Optik contest for SLC binoculars. Have a good campfire story? Endangered kakapo accidentally crushes her egg but wildlife rehabbers fix it with tape and glue. Photographer Jim Neiger pleads guilty to harassing endangered snail kites. [...]

Web Series Teaser

I’m just back from some epic US travel. I’ve been in California, Oregon and south Texas. Some was bird festival work and the rest was filming for the web series Clay Taylor and I working on for this spring. Here’s a little clip of some of the fantastic footage we got while at Bentsen [...]

Birdchick Podcast #164: More Owl Controversies!

Mya Rose Craig is an 11 year old lister…she’s already hit 3000 and has optics sponsorship. Now that is what I call an upper echelon birder. Because, you know, birders don’t have enough to argue about, here’s a totally unexpected development. It’s legal in Wisconsin to trip snowy owls for falconry…and some guy did. Boom! [...]

Crow Coughing Up A Pellet

I periodically do segments on our local All Things Considered broadcast in the Twin Cities. I offered to show them the winter crow roost and the host Tom and his producer Sam were interested. You can listen here and they brought along a videographer who got some terrific footage of the crows, be sure to [...]

Birding Gorman Nature Center

First things first: To anyone I know in northern Ohio who might see this and say, “Heeeey, I thought we were friends, why didn’t you tell me you were coming?” It’s not my fault. Thanks to having a large family concentrated in Indiana and Ohio, I sometimes come in and out and just see family. [...]

Digiscoping Web Series Contest

Guess what, gang? Once again, I have partnered up with Swarovski Optik North America to give away a spotting scope. And this time we are producing a short eight episode web series with birding and digiscoping tips with me and my buddy Clay Taylor. Now for the contest part: the birds in each episode [...]

Birdchick Podcast #163: Peace Doves Attacked, Amazing Snowy Owl Stories

Really cool birds in flight video. Artist Dentist Hlynsky creates visual trails that illustrate the path of each moving bird in a flock. Really cool stuff! Click here to view the embedded video. White doves that were released by children standing alongside Pope Francis as a peace gesture have been attacked by hood crows and [...]

Obligatory Snowy Owl Post

Hey! Have you checked out Project Snowstorm or contributed to it? You should donate because your money allows researchers to study an owl irruption in a way we’ve never been able to before–in real time rather than spending the next two years trying to figure out what happened, why it happened and if the owls [...]

Birdchick Podcast #162: Project Snow Storm & Listing

  Holy crap, birding has gone mainstream: it’s in the Boston Globe (on Neil Hayward breaking the North American big year record), Wall Street Journal (birders using taped calls) and USA Today (how birding is attracting “young fans” lol in their 30s and 40s). Is 2014 the year of the BIRDER? Project Snow Storm: [...]

Birding By Bike In Austria

Think I’ll spend a day with cabin fever in frigid cold temperatures remembering adventures I never got around to blogging about in 2013. Generally, work takes me to fun places and in the last year or so, my meetings have involved some unexpected locations. I had to go to a meeting last summer at [...]

A Cleansing 2014 Post & Thank You.

Someone suggested that I needed to do a cleansing bird post… Breathe in the turkey vulture, breath out. Breathe it in once more, savor it aaaaaaand exhale. And I remember all the reasons I love birds. In all the craziness of the last week of 2013 I forgot that it was quite the year [...]

Calling Out Sexism

I’ve had a few people tell me that calling out sexism when it happens isn’t that easy and that I don’t know what I’m talking about. Let me show an example. At first I didn’t want to bring this up because I think the man who wrote this on his blog thought, “Wow, Brooke and [...]

I Got 99 Problems But BirdGrrrl Ain’t One

I had the strangest experience right before Christmas. On the very same day I had an article published about how Dolly Parton Is My Feminist Role Model on the Lifetime UK network (yep, television for women), unbeknownst to me, I was the subject of a debate on someone’s Facebook wall about what a terrible feminist [...]

Birdchick Podcast #161: Owls and Resolutions

Here is the horrific bird house NBB and I were talking about:   shiver and Ew! Zombie bird feeder. Here are the links we talked about: Snowy owl nest. Compilation of the best snowy owl pics so far this winter. Some crazy guy in Iowa (who thinks owls have paws) started a blog on [...]

Birdchick Podcast #160 Snowy Owls and Backpedaling

We talked about scare crows, snowy owls, what you should really be concerned about with wind turbines going up on Lake Erie and oh cool this contest from Celebrate Urban birds…you have until January 15, 2014 to enter. Copyright © December 11, 2013 by Sharon Stiteler the Birdchick™ The original post is here (Digital Fingerprint: abc96a9d9852a09719efcca3f5735525 ( )

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