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Archived Since:March 5, 2008

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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

Birdchick Podcast #200 Stories Sharon only tells in bars.

Thank you, Annie Aguirre for the art and incorporating my feelings about snowy owls and my love of Pokemon. What? We are giving away something from Mincing Mockingbird? It's the third book Prolonging Revenge Through Reincarnation: The Paintings of the Mincing Mockingbird Volume III Hardcover Art Book. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #199

Wisdom the albatross has returned and at age 64 she's mating...will she lay an egg?Best birding headline of the year. Taylor Swift and the dotterels. Owl lands on a birder's head and everyone got pictures.

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!

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