- Featured Episodes
Episode 130: True Nature: A Bird Watcher Looks at Furry Animals, by Julie Zickefoose
Julie Zickefoose has been studying eastern coyotes for years—since they first turned up in her Ohio area. They're not like western coyotes. Find out what recent genetic analysis reveals about coyote species, and how that relates to wild bird species. Featured in the May/June 2019 issue of Bird Watcher's Digest.
Episode 129: Identify Yourself: Into the Muck with Marsh and Sedge Wrens, by Alvaro Jaramillo
They nest in similar habitats, but it's not hard to distinguish marsh and sedge wrens when you know their differences in appearance, vocalization, and behavior. There are also "cryptic" species within these two, which Alvaro Jaramillo predicts will be separate species someday. Readaloud by Bill Thompson, III. Featured in the May/June 2019 issue of Bird Watcher's Digest.
Episode 128: I Should Have Used a Bigger Hammer, by Al Batt
Determined to help out the wrens, a younger version of funnyman Al Batt decided to build a nest box without design plans or the proper tools and materials. The result was a wren house only a mother could love. Featured in the May/June 2019 issue of Bird Watcher's Digest.