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Bill chats with ABA President Jeff Gordon about his start as a birder, new and young birder outreach, ghillie suits, The Big Year movie, swirlies, Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook communities, the search for the ivory-billed woodpecker, and the early days of the modern birding era. Posted Mon, 25 Sep 2017.
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Ivan, Gloria, and others dominate the boys' conversation in this episode. They discuss the impact of severe storms on people, birds, and birding as well as the possible extinction of birds such as the Cozumel thrasher and the Barbuda warbler. Also discussed is how we birders can help weather-devastated communities with our ecotourism dollars in the future. Finally, Bill has a musical recommendation: "So You Want to Be an Outlaw," the new album from Steve Earle & the Dukes. Posted Thu, Sep 14, 2017.
He established the first federal bird sanctuary, originated the Christmas Bird Count, and was a pioneer in writing field guides, but many birders are unfamiliar with Frank M. Chapman. Columnist Julie Zickefoose takes a look at how birds and habitats have changed since publication of Chapman's Bird Life: A Guide to the Study of Our Common Birds. Posted Mon, 14 Aug 2017.