- Featured Episodes
Episode 94: True Nature: Morning Breath by Julie Zickefoose
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.
Episode 93: Identify Yourself: Mergansers by Alvaro Jaramillo
There are only three species of mergansers in North America (hooded, common, and red-breasted), and the males in breeding plumage are distinctive. It's the females that look similar. Bird ID guru Alvaro Jaramillo explains what to look for, including the "wild-haired," "crazy man"-looking one. Featured in Bird Watcher's Digest March/April 2017.
Episode 92: Do You Know the Way to San Jose Sewage Ponds? by Al Batt
Columnist Al Batt is a busy guy, writing columns for five newspapers, BWD, and doing several radio shows each week. But a sharp-tailed sandpiper doesn't show up in Minnesota—or elsewhere in continental U.S.—very often. So when a birding pal invited Al to chase it, well "Willpower is made to crumble," Al said, and " Birding is easy, but not as easy as not birding." Featured in Bird Watcher's Digest March/April 2017.