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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

Birdchick Podcast #185 #TheDress #WeaselPecker and Panama

Hey! I'm going to Panama, want to come with me?How does the whole "The Dress" debate apply to birding...think about all the times you saw someone (or maybe you yourself) grossly misidentify a bird... Here are Non Birding Bill's suggestions of eye mind benders--it's the color dogs and chess set that freak me out. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #184 Sibley Guide Replacements, Famous Birders and Art Ducko

  Buy Christana Staal's art. AKA Drawing 10,000 Birds. Hey remember the whole brew ha ha over the first printing of the second edition Sibley? Well, the publisher is now offering people who purchased that copy a chance to replace it with a color corrected one according to The Birder's Library. Show More Summary

World Digiscopers Meeting and great life advice from Justin Carr

I get copied on emails to my buddy Clay at Swarovski from time to time. Over the year I kept seeing emails from some guy named Robert Wilson about organizing a digiscopers meeting a chance for pole to come learn about digiscoping but...Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #183 Birder Humor

I just can't stop giggling at this from a Tumblr. Remarkable semi-palmated sandpiper journey. Western seabirds taking a beating this winter from goop to possible starvation. How women can pee standing up starting on page 18 of this ...

Not Doing A Big Year

I'm not doing a big year--just wanted to say that because so many people start them now, but I'm not one of them. Not that there's anything wrong with that. I applaud those who want to, if it trips your trigger, go for it. It's not what I like about birding. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #182 Women vs Men birders...

Someone apparently did a study confirming what many of us suspected about male and female birders...we're passionate, but different. Speaking of which, I have an article in the current ABA Birder's Guide on how women can pee in the woods standing up. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #181 Can Owls Swim?

Good news on the Vikings Stadium. 3M is set to step in an test out a film to prevent bird strikes. This seems hopeful. World's oldest living wild bird is back and ready to mate at 63 years of age. That is one heck of an albatross. Cool video of a peregrine diving after pintails. Show More Summary

Winter Wings Bird Festival

One of the many breathtaking views one can have during the Winter Wings Bird Festival. One of the cooler places I visited this year was the Winter Wings Bird Festival in Klamath Falls, Oregon on the California border and not that far from Crater Lake. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #180 New Sibley and TMZ Tackles Diversity in Birding

10 months agoHobbies / Birding : Birdchick Blog

The downside to birding becoming gets covered in a very cringeworthy segment on TMZ. Guy in trouble for "rescuing" eaglets. There's a Kickstarter for a "Shazam" app for bird id called Warblr, meanwhile we still await the arrival of BirdGenie and I've been playing with something called Twigle. A revised Sibley is out. More on ortolans and poaching. Thanks, Craig!

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