• Featured Episodes

Episode 85: True Nature: Who Kills the Killer? by Julie Zickefoose

Posted on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 | Episode Duration: 9 minutes, 11 seconds
Episode 85: True Nature: Who Kills the Killer? by Julie Zickefoose

It's a murder mystery. On a winter hike, columnist Julie Zickefoose found something that left her nearly dumbstruck: An owl pellet containing an entire hawk foot! Follow Julie's forensic sleuthing to figure out what kind of hawk was the victim, what kind of owl would eat it, and how the predation likely occurred. Featured in Bird Watcher's Digest September/October 2016.

Episode 84: ID Yourself: Going Nutty with Loons by Alvaro Jaramillo

Posted on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 | Episode Duration: 12 minutes, 59 seconds
Episode 84: ID Yourself: Going Nutty with Loons by Alvaro Jaramillo

In breeding plumage, loon species look reasonably distinctive. But outside of breeding season, it can be challenging to ID a loon with certainty. Bird identification guru Alvaro Jaramillo has a trick: Learn the details of common loon in nonbreeding plumage, and use that as the standard for comparison. Featured in Bird Watcher's Digest September/October 2016.

Episode 83: A Gentle Pelican Breeze Blew Across the Lake by Al Batt

Posted on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 | Episode Duration: 7 minutes, 34 seconds
Episode 83: A Gentle Pelican Breeze Blew Across the Lake by Al Batt

BWD columnist Al Batt serves as bird spotter and skipper on the Pelican Breeze tour boat on Albert Lea Lake, in southern Minnesota. Come set sail with our own Gilligan on a three-hour tour! Featured in Bird Watcher's Digest September/October 2016.

  • Complete Episode Listing
Episode 85: True Nature: Who Kills the Killer? by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 84: ID Yourself: Going Nutty with Loons by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 83: A Gentle Pelican Breeze Blew Across the Lake by Al Batt
Episode 82: True Nature: A Gift, Hurled from the Other Side by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 81: Identify Yourself: Take Note of Taking Notes by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 80: Why I Wear a Safety Helmet While Birding by Al Batt
Episode 79: Larry Barth: It's the Thought that Counts by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 78: ID Yourself: Yellowlegs by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 77: Desperately Seeking Ouzel by Al Batt
Episode 76: BinoKiller by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 75: A Birder Is as Cool as a Frozen Cucumber by Al Batt
Episode 74: ID Yourself: Sparrows in the Buff by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 73: True Nature: Grand Canyon Solitaire by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 72: Snowy Al by Al Batt
Episode 71: ID Yourself: Cormorants by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 70: True Nature: Birds and the Nature of Beauty by Juile Zickefoose
Episode 69: Dude! Where's My Spark Bird? by Al Batt
Episode 68: Identify Yourself: Brown Ducks Are Not Dull by Alvaro Jaramilo
Episode 67: True Nature: Mentors in Disguise by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 66: Hatched on the Bayou by Al Batt
Episode 65: ID Yourself: The Tanagers of Summer by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 64: Peg the Survivor by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 63: Ten Thousand Hours is a Long Bus Ride by Al Batt
Episode 62: Fledglings by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 61: Saying Nothing Has an Echo by Al Batt
Episode 60: Note to Self: Be Less Snarky by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 59: Here's Looking at You, Bird by Al Batt
Episode 58: ID Yourself: In Praise of Patch Birding by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 57: Not an Eagle Falls... by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 56: A Little Bird Told Me by Al Batt
Episode 55: ID Yourself: Bonies, Laughers and Littles by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 54: Fire on the Prairie by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 53: I Come in Peace, Take Me to Your Birder by Al Batt
Episode 52: Falcons by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 51: North Bend State Park by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 50: On the Road to Hibbing, No Fibbing by Al Batt
Episode 49: Everyday Flycatchers by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 48: Reality's Virtue by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 47: The Bird Club of the Air by Al Batt
Episode 46: Sound Advice by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 45: Greenhouse Apocalypse by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 44: Birding with Barney Fife, the Bird Whisperer by Al Batt
Episode 43: Bountiful Birches by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 42: Eagles by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 41: Have You Ever MBS'd? by Al Batt
Episode 40: Not About the Birds and the Bees by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 39: North Dakota Pipit Neck by Al Batt
Episode 38: Finding a Rare Bird by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 37: A Dove Named Frankenstein by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 36: Chickens and Buses and Grouse: Oh My! by Al Batt
Episode 35: Complete Tern Around by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 34: July's Three-ring Circus by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 33: Shorebird ID by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 32: Wild Kingdom by Al Batt
Episode 31: The Hunter/Gatherer/Birder Ape by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 30: Confusing Fall Warblers by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 29: A Naturalist's Rosetta Stone by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 28: Finch Fiesta! by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 27: South African Safari, Part II by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 26: Honk If You Like Geese! by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 25: South African Safari, Part I by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 24: Reference Species by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 23: Loon Rescue by Facebook by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 22: Thrush Spotting by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 21: Uneasy Rider by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 20: The White Paper on Egrets by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 19: Ten Junes on the Prairie by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 18: The Skinny on Rails by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 17: Chickadees--Tough Customers by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 16: The Name Game by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 15: Winter Birding--Dead, Until It's Not by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 14: Owls in Black and White by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 13: A Robin Goes to School by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 12: Eating Crow--and Ravens! by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 11: On Shaded Plantations by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 10: Hawking Advice by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 9: Rocking Redbelly by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 8: Five Tips to Make You Better at Bird ID by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 7: Mayhem by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 6: Warblerpalooza by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 5: Birding Presque Isle County, Michigan by Jim McCormac
Episode 4: Birding on the Run by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 3: Bold Pioneers by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 2: The Egalitarian Gardener by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 1: My Enormous Egg by Julie Zickefoose

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