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Bill chats with the organizers of three successful—and very different—annual birding festivals in the U.S.: The Acadia Birding Festival in Maine, the New River Birding & Nature Festival in West Virginia, and the San Diego Bird Festival in California. Learn what's special about each festival and why birders choose to attend them. Posted Wed, 28 Jun 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.