• Featured Episodes

Episode 118: True Nature: The Grass Lounge, by Julie Zickefoose

Posted on Wed, 8 Aug 2018 | Episode Duration: 8 minutes, 38 seconds
Episode 118: True Nature: The Grass Lounge, by Julie Zickefoose

Some might consider it a pile of grass clippings. Columnist Julie Zickefoose calls it weed control. The birds consider it a comfortable place to relax and catch some rays. Not just birds, though: Mammals are drawn to the Grass Lounge, too. Featured in Bird Watcher's Digest September/October 2018.

Episode 117: Identify Yourself: Pacific Shearwaters, by Alvaro Jaramillo

Posted on Wed, 8 Aug 2018 | Episode Duration: 12 minutes, 40 seconds
Episode 117: Identify Yourself: Pacific Shearwaters, by Alvaro Jaramillo

Autumn is an ideal time to take a pelagic trip—a boat ride into deeper waters off shore. Many birders make such a Pacific pilgrimage, and bird ID guru Alvaro Jaramillo helps distinguish among the shearwaters: sooty, pink-footed, Buller’s, black-vented, flesh-footed and short-tailed. Featured in Bird Watcher's Digest September/October 2018.

Episode 116: Shouldn't Your Bird Dog Be Bigger Than the Bird? by Al Batt

Posted on Wed, 8 Aug 2018 | Episode Duration: 7 minutes, 36 seconds
Episode 116: Shouldn't Your Bird Dog Be Bigger Than the Bird? by Al Batt

Sancho was Al Batt’s favorite birding companion. He was a wolf in a chihuahua body: brave but nervous, and bullied by ducks, but he could huff and puff and blow a squirrel out of a tree—or so he thought. Featured in Bird Watcher's Digest September/October 2018.

  • Complete Episode Listing
Episode 115: True Nature: Rabbit Wars, by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 114: Identify Yourself: Summer Backyard Focus, by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 113: An Odd Whooshing Sound, by Al Batt
Episode 112: True Nature: Pigeons, Naturally by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 111: Identify Yourself: You Can Do Dowitchers! by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 110: How Would a Winter Wren Sound in a Yellow Submarine? By Al Batt
Episode 109: True Nature: Crepuscular by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 108: Identify Yourself: Do It Yourself! by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 107: When a Dander Got His Dander Up by Al Batt
Episode 106: True Nature: Peg Redux: Waking Up to Jays by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 105: Identify Yourself: Sing Us a Song, Mr. Sparrow Man by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 104: Sick Birding by Al Batt
Episode 103: True Nature: Chipmunk Tendencies by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 102: Identify Yourself: Getting It Wrong by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 101: I Couldn't See Myself Without New Binoculars by Al Batt
Episode 100: True Nature: Frank M. Chapman by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 99: Identify Yourself: Getting It Wrong by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 98: I Don't Know Who Let the Dogs Out, But I Let the Bird In by Al Batt
Episode 97: True Nature: Puzzle Pieces by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 96: Identify Yourself: Swifts by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 95: A Birder's List of 20 Things to Do Today by Al Batt
Episode 94: True Nature: Morning Breath by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 93: Identify Yourself: Mergansers by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 92: Do You Know the Way to San Jose Sewage Ponds? by Al Batt
Episode 91: True Nature: Just Birding by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 90: Identify Yourself: Nuthatches by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 89: Nobody Expects the Birdish Inquisition by Al Batt
Episode 88: Vulture Exodus: End of December Days by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 87: Brewer's and Rusty Blackbirds by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 86: Birding with a Mouthful of Much Obliged by Al Batt
Episode 85: True Nature: Who Kills the Killer? by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 84: ID Yourself: Going Nutty with Loons by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 83: A Gentle Pelican Breeze Blew Across the Lake by Al Batt
Episode 82: True Nature: A Gift, Hurled from the Other Side by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 81: Identify Yourself: Take Note of Taking Notes by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 80: Why I Wear a Safety Helmet While Birding by Al Batt
Episode 79: Larry Barth: It's the Thought that Counts by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 78: ID Yourself: Yellowlegs by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 77: Desperately Seeking Ouzel by Al Batt
Episode 76: BinoKiller by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 75: A Birder Is as Cool as a Frozen Cucumber by Al Batt
Episode 74: ID Yourself: Sparrows in the Buff by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 73: True Nature: Grand Canyon Solitaire by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 72: Snowy Al by Al Batt
Episode 71: ID Yourself: Cormorants by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 70: True Nature: Birds and the Nature of Beauty by Juile Zickefoose
Episode 69: Dude! Where's My Spark Bird? by Al Batt
Episode 68: Identify Yourself: Brown Ducks Are Not Dull by Alvaro Jaramilo
Episode 67: True Nature: Mentors in Disguise by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 66: Hatched on the Bayou by Al Batt
Episode 65: ID Yourself: The Tanagers of Summer by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 64: Peg the Survivor by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 63: Ten Thousand Hours is a Long Bus Ride by Al Batt
Episode 62: Fledglings by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 61: Saying Nothing Has an Echo by Al Batt
Episode 60: Note to Self: Be Less Snarky by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 59: Here's Looking at You, Bird by Al Batt
Episode 58: ID Yourself: In Praise of Patch Birding by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 57: Not an Eagle Falls... by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 56: A Little Bird Told Me by Al Batt
Episode 55: ID Yourself: Bonies, Laughers and Littles by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 54: Fire on the Prairie by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 53: I Come in Peace, Take Me to Your Birder by Al Batt
Episode 52: Falcons by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 51: North Bend State Park by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 50: On the Road to Hibbing, No Fibbing by Al Batt
Episode 49: Everyday Flycatchers by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 48: Reality's Virtue by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 47: The Bird Club of the Air by Al Batt
Episode 46: Sound Advice by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 45: Greenhouse Apocalypse by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 44: Birding with Barney Fife, the Bird Whisperer by Al Batt
Episode 43: Bountiful Birches by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 42: Eagles by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 41: Have You Ever MBS'd? by Al Batt
Episode 40: Not About the Birds and the Bees by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 39: North Dakota Pipit Neck by Al Batt
Episode 38: Finding a Rare Bird by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 37: A Dove Named Frankenstein by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 36: Chickens and Buses and Grouse: Oh My! by Al Batt
Episode 35: Complete Tern Around by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 34: July's Three-ring Circus by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 33: Shorebird ID by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 32: Wild Kingdom by Al Batt
Episode 31: The Hunter/Gatherer/Birder Ape by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 30: Confusing Fall Warblers by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 29: A Naturalist's Rosetta Stone by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 28: Finch Fiesta! by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 27: South African Safari, Part II by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 26: Honk If You Like Geese! by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 25: South African Safari, Part I by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 24: Reference Species by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 23: Loon Rescue by Facebook by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 22: Thrush Spotting by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 21: Uneasy Rider by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 20: The White Paper on Egrets by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 19: Ten Junes on the Prairie by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 18: The Skinny on Rails by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 17: Chickadees--Tough Customers by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 16: The Name Game by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 15: Winter Birding--Dead, Until It's Not by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 14: Owls in Black and White by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 13: A Robin Goes to School by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 12: Eating Crow--and Ravens! by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 11: On Shaded Plantations by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 10: Hawking Advice by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 9: Rocking Redbelly by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 8: Five Tips to Make You Better at Bird ID by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 7: Mayhem by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 6: Warblerpalooza by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 5: Birding Presque Isle County, Michigan by Jim McCormac
Episode 4: Birding on the Run by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 3: Bold Pioneers by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 2: The Egalitarian Gardener by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 1: My Enormous Egg by Julie Zickefoose

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