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Episode 82: True Nature: A Gift, Hurled from the Other Side by Julie Zickefoose
Sometimes a bird is just a bird; sometimes it seems like a gift. Within seconds of finishing an onerous task, Julie Zickefoose sees a flash, a blur, outside her window: a Cooper's hawk. Surely it was a message of congratulations from her dear old dad. Featured in Bird Watcher's Digest July/August 2016.
Episode 81: Identify Yourself: Take Note of Taking Notes by Alvaro Jaramillo
A key to recognizing—not just identifying—birds may seem old fashioned: writing it down by hand in a notebook. Bird ID guru Alvaro Jaramillo advocates that simple and quaint exercise, though, and recent neural science research backs him up. Featured in Bird Watcher's Digest July/August 2016.
Episode 80: Why I Wear a Safety Helmet While Birding by Al Batt
Binoculars can hurt you if they land on your head, notes BWD’s funny man Al Batt. But used properly, they provide a superpower: the ability to see things in a different way. That’s why Al has an impressive collection of mismatched, battered, antediluvian binoculars that he loves to share with kids. Featured in Bird Watcher's Digest July/August 2016.