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Bill interviews artist Catherine Hamilton about her evolution as a bird artist, what inspires her art, her favorite subject matter, her field sketching abilities, and her dedication to supporting bird conservation projects. Posted Wed, 30 Aug 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.