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Host Bill Thompson, III, interviews ornithologist Peter Marra, co-author of the book "Cat Wars: The Deadly Consequences of a Cuddly Killer." The book examines the conservation, environmental, social, and health impacts of the pet and feral cats—unnatural predators—that kill a billion wild birds annually in the United States. Posted Friday, March 24, 2017.
Bill and Ben talk about the importance of birding mentors, including the late, great Chan Robbins, who banded Wisdom the albatross in 1956. They talk about opportunities for young birders, and how Bill's daughter, Phoebe, recently added a new species to the home farm bird list. Posted Tuesday, April 11, 2017.
It's a rare photograph that sticks in Julie Zickefoose's mind for years. But this one did: A photograph of the song of a red-winged blackbird, visible in its exhalation. Photographer Bryan Holliday tells the story of the persistence required to get that breathtaking shot. Featured in Bird Watcher's Digest March/April 2017.