Is a sketchbook the best field guide? And our Mystery Bird toots his tin horn.
Field guide author Ted Floyd offers some intriguing ideas about identifying birds; we feature a bird that only Constitution signers could love; and Mike O'Connor answers a question from a big fan.
Our man John "Gadabout" Galluzzo checks in from the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge in New York. Also, a caller makes good use of her field guide in our Mystery Bird Contest, and Mike O'Connor helps—or at least sympathizes with—a listener whose robins are singing at 2 a.m.
Today's show offers a potpourri of listener questions and observations by phone and email, while Mike O'Connor offers some sage advice about bird books.
Field guide guru and birding legend Kenn Kaufman explains how he's using digitally-enhanced photos in his new field guide; our Tip of the Week on feeding birds; and our resident professor, "Doctor" Rufus Towhee, gives us our Bird Word of the Day.