We meet the “Blue Canary,” we visit the Science Corner, and we hear some amazing stuff about swifts from Mike O’Connor as we revisit a favorite show from late September.
Talkin’ Birds Senior Producer Debbie Blicher spent a week at Hog Island Audubon Camp exploring different kinds of bird science. Here’s what it sounded like and how you can go, too.
A California city helps reduce bird birding collisions; Mike offers some respect for the Song Sparrow; our Debbie Blicher reports on her hands-on bird science experience; and a Texas township promotes the “Three R’s” (recycling, reusing, and reducing waste) — all on our latest show.
How the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks became bird-friendly; the #1 bird in American backyards; and, is it a bird…or a cowboy boot? — all on our latest show.
Discovering a tribrid warbler(!); monitoring Golden Eagles in the Rockies; and keeping hawks away from your feeder birds — all on our latest show.
Winter finches in the lower 48; the beautiful Sea Mouse; birding guru David Clapp; and hats full of potatoes — all on our latest show.
The intrepid Snow Bunting; good news for Michigan Chimney Swifts; shocking news from the World Wildlife Fund; and a new discovery that strengthens the link between modern birds and dinosaurs — all on our latest show.
The bird that inspired a birding legend; saving birds from building crashes; the world’s first bird-friendly sports arena; and the clever Corvus corax — all on our latest show (#700!)
On our latest show: help for some Chimney Swifts; waiting for Pine Siskins; respect for the Blue Jay; and a restaurant named Chickadee.
On our latest show: Peanuts, Palm Oil, Purple Sandpipers, and Comfort Squirrels.
On our latest show: A live report from Pennsylvania’s (foggy) Hawk Mountain; help with marauding Wild Turkeys; inebriated songbirds; and the beautiful but troublesome Cygnus olor.
On our latest show: A bird that flies without landing…for 10 months! Plus, the bluest blue bunting, and Conservation Salutes to a politician and a big corporation. (!)
On our latest show, direct from the American Birding Expo in Pennsylvania, we welcome Cape May Bird Observatory Director David LaPuma. Plus, we meet the bird with the golden slippers, and we get a first report on winter finches coming down to the Lower 48.
On our latest show: Good news about Piping Plovers; good ideas for our environment; and Mike risks legal action by creating his own Mystery Bird Contest.
On our latest show: We learn about birds of prey and bee pollinators direct from the Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s Raptor Weekend in Bristol, R.I. Plus, a bird from down under vocalizes LIVE and serves as today’s Mystery Bird.
On our latest show: the delicate but fierce American Avocet; why meadowlarks look like an unrelated African bird; the Pope declares the ocean plastic trash problem an “emergency”; and where are all the male hummingbirds?
On our latest show: birds and bees threatened by a pesticide ban reversal; western governors try to save the Greater Sage-Grouse; and a big South Carolina university says no to balloon releases.
On our latest show: We meet the scary bird with the skinny legs; we welcome superstar birders Wayne Petersen and Paul Baicich; and we announce some upcoming road trips to exciting bird festivals.
On our latest show: How birds keep cool; bad news for some Least Terns; good news about a bird that nearly went extinct; and rare birds visit northern New England.
On our latest Talkin’ Birds show: Oystercatcher or OysterFETCHER? Saving birds from crashing into your windows; and The Birdist offers advice to new parents who are also birders.