This Birding Life

Episode 47: Sketches of Homer, Alaska

TBL Host Bill Thompson, III, shares audio recordings of some of the very fun and unusual events associated with the 2014 Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival held in Homer, Alaska. Posted Mon, 11 Aug 2014.

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    Episode 57: Not an Eagle Falls... by Julie Zickefoose

    As a wildlife rehabilitator, Julie Zickefoose gets a lot of calls about baby birds. Some are amusing, like when an "eaglet" turns out to be a baby robin. Others sound incredible but are true, like a baby barn owl on the front porch! Featured in the digital edition of BWD, November/December 2014. Posted Fri, 17 Oct 2014.

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    Ray Brown's Talkin' Birds show #502

    On show #502: Live from the Boston Museum of Science with owls --Screech, Snowy, and ??? Posted Mon, 24 Nov 2014.

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