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Bill chats with actor/birder Ian Harding, star of the television show Pretty Little Liars, about his new book Odd Birds. In the book, Ian writes about everything from Hollywood stardom and chasing the rare California condor to the allure of Juliette Binoche. This Hollywood teen idol is not only a true birder, he's also wonderfully down-to-earth. Episode 70 also features Ian reading from Odd Birds. Posted Thu, 27 Jul 2017.
The guys talk about the many ways birds are symbolic for humans. From the U.S. national symbol (the bald eagle) to a fight over the Oregon state bird, to wise owls, canaries in coal mines, beer labels, and bird tattoos, the guys cover topics like a sleeve of tatts covers your arm. Then Ben goes to a waterpark and we're waiting to see if he survived. Posted Mon, 17 Jul 2017.
A walk down a country lane in spring yields all sorts of gifts: singing rose-breasted grosbeaks, a red eft, robin egg shells, a wood thrush carrying nesting material. The key is to get out and tune in, says Julie Zickefoose. Posted Mon, 1 May 2017.