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Filed Under:Hobbies / Birding
Posts on Regator:644
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Archived Since:March 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

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!

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

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