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As you may know, our beloved TBL host Bill Thompson, III, died on March 25, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. What you may not know is that Bill's mother, Bird Watcher's Digest founding publisher Elsa Thompson, died in a fire in her home in Marietta, Ohio, on May 25. We know you share our grief in losing these two wonderful people who have contributed so much to the world of birding. In honor of BT3 and Elsa, we're re-airing this episode from 2013, when Bill interviewed Elsa about the early days of Bird Watcher's Digest, why the family started the magazine, and what it has meant in their lives. Posted Tue, 04 Jun 2019.
Two new hosts join Alvaro and Raymond on our OTWTB podcast: BWD publisher Wendy Clark and BWD editor Dawn Hewitt! In the second part of this two-part episode, they discuss Wendy's introduction to birding with the sighting of a rare bird at the 2009 Midwest Birding Symposium, the changes in her life (and Bird Watcher's Digest!) over the past six months, what's in store for BWD in the next few years, and much more! Posted Tue, 16 July 2019.
Columnist Julie Zickefoose was reluctant to visit the California/Oregon border in February to attend a birding festival. What she found there was majestic and delightful. Posted Tue, 04 Jun 2019.