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Episode 148: True Nature: Where the Musician Wren Sings, by Julie Zickefoose

Posted on Mon, Jun 22 2020 | Episode Duration: 8 minutes
Episode 148: True Nature: Where the Musician Wren Sings, by Julie Zickefoose

BWD columnist Julie Zickefoose had read descriptions of the musician wren's song, but hearing it for the first time during a birding excursion to Ecuador was among the most wonderful moments of her life. Featured in the July/August 2020 issue of Bird Watcher's Digest.

Episode 147: Identify Yourself: Online Imagery, by Alvaro Jaramillo

Posted on Mon, 22 Jun 2020 | Episode Duration: 14 minutes, 12 seconds
Episode 147: Identify Yourself: Online Imagery, by Alvaro Jaramillo

Sheltering in place? Stuck indoors on a rainy day? Bird ID guru Alvaro Jaramillo recommends honing your bird identification skills by using eBird's vast photo library. Featured in the July/August 2020 issue of Bird Watcher's Digest.

Episode 146: Gulls are the Original Larophiles, by Al Batt

Posted on Mon, 22 Jun 2020 | Episode Duration: 9 minutes, 44 seconds
Episode 146: Gulls are the Original Larophiles, by Al Batt

BWD columnist Al Batt spins a tale about prepping for a birding trip with his pal, Seymour Birdz. It turns out that nothing is simple—even thinking about birding can be a complicated ordeal! Featured in the July/August 2020 issue of Bird Watcher's Digest.

  • Complete Episode Listing
Episode 148: True Nature: Where the Musician Wren Sings, by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 147: Identify Yourself: Online Imagery, by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 146: Gulls are the Original Larophiles, by Al Batt
Episode 145: True Nature: Once Upon a Fenceline, Part 2, by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 144: Identify Yourself: Least (But Not Last) Flycatcher, by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 143: If You Look at Chickens, Are You Birding? by Al Batt
Episode 142: True Nature: Once Upon a Fenceline, by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 141: Identify Yourself: Brown Warblers, by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 140: A Robin Needs Three Snows on its Tail... by Al Batt
Episode 139: True Nature: American Oxpeckers by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 138: Identify Yourself: Oh No! Not the Herring Gull! by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 137: The Day a One-winged Pelican Busted My Lip by Al Batt
Episode 136: True Nature: Blue Jay: Vigilance and Intelligence by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 135: Identify Yourself: Identifying the Adorables... by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 134: Merry Melodies and Meadowlark Memories by Al Batt
Episode 133: True Nature: The Divine, Underfoot: Klamath by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 132: Identify Yourself: A Change of Outfits for Shorebirds
Episode 131: Listening to an Enchanted Stump by Al Batt
Episode 130: True Nature: A Bird Watcher Looks at Furry Animals
Episode 129: Identify Yourself: Into the Muck with Marsh and Sedge Wrens
Episode 128: I Should Have Used a Bigger Hammer by Al Batt
Episode 127: True Nature: Good Fences, Good Neighbors by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 126: Identify Yourself: Outfoxed by Sparrows by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 125: It's a Good Day When a Chickadee is Part of It by Al Batt
Episode 124: True Nature: Tips for Deep-Winter Bird Feeding, by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 123: Identify Yourself: Red Finches of Winter, by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 122: The First Field Guide to My First Bird Guide by Al Batt
Episode 121: True Nature: Cindy House: A Marvelous Specificity, by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 120: Identify Yourself: Wow—the Northern Goshawk! by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 119: The Humble Birder Becomes a humble birder, by Al Batt
Episode 118: True Nature: The Grass Lounge, by Julie Zickefoose
Episode 117: Identify Yourself: Pacific Shearwaters, by Alvaro Jaramillo
Episode 116: Shouldn't Your Bird Dog Be Bigger Than the Bird? by Al Batt
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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