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Episode 100: True Nature: The 100-Year Perspective of Frank M. Chapman by Julie Zickefoose
He established the first federal bird sanctuary, originated the Christmas Bird Count, and was a pioneer in writing field guides, but many birders are unfamiliar with Frank M. Chapman. Columnist Julie Zickefoose takes a look at how birds and habitats have changed since publication of Chapman's Bird Life: A Guide to the Study of Our Common Birds.
Episode 99: Identify Yourself: Getting It Wrong by Alvaro Jaramillo
From novices to experts, all birders muff an ID now and then, and such mistakes can be a useful learning tool. Bird ID guru Alvaro Jaramillo explains how getting it wrong can sharpen your birding skills.
Episode 98: I Don't Know Who Let the Dogs Out, But I Let the Bird In by Al Batt
To the superstitious, a bird that flies into the house through a door or window portends death. Comedienne Lucille Ball was said to suffer "ornithophobia." But to funnyman Al Batt and his cat Purl, a bird in the house is like winning the lottery.