June 28, 2022
On this episode Matt Aeberhard and I talk about his remarkable carreer and experiences as a world-class wildlife videographer, his birding story, his new project Birds of America: How Birds Can Save Us.
You can see lots more about Matt on his website, or follow him on Instagram @mattaeberhard.
As always check out the blog post on BirdBanter.com for more links, and in this case some embedded video by Matt.
Thanks for listening. Good birding!
June 14, 2022
On The Bird Banter Podcast #131 I talk with Marcos Trinidad, the Center Director at Debs Park in Los Angeles, an avid birder, a leading advocate for diversity and inclusion in the environmental movement. We talk about Marco's experiences in finding ways to have cell phones and technology provide positive experiences in nature, how to appreciate the urban nature around us, and his personal birding and life experiences.
You can reach Marcos at the Debs Park Audubon site, on Instagram @huskynaturalist or on Twitter @brownbirder
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Until next time, good birding and good day.
May 30, 2022
On this episode Bill Young and I talk about his lifelong birding passion and experiences, and focus especially on his interest and work with bird bahavior, as well as his focused birding at Monticello Park in Arlington, VA. Bill and his friend Ashley Bradford have developed and maintained the website MPNature where incredibly detailed and useful information about the park can be found. I find this a fabulous example of what can be learned and shared by really paying attention and focusing on a small local patch for birding and more.
As always read and learn more at the Bird Banter Blog.
Until next time, good birding!
May 16, 2022
On this episode we talk about COASST, the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team, with Jackie Lindsey, the Science Director and Charlie Wright, the Data Verifier as guests. I learn about the COASST programs, hear stories of interesting and unusual dead bird discoveries, and enjoy hearing about the program and more from Lindsey and Charlie.
You can find more about COASST at their website.
On their website you can find about their research publications, how to volunteer or donate, and buy a field guide to beached bird ID.
To read lots more about some of the things we discussed as well as see some photos check out the blog post on the Bird Banter Blog.
Thanks for listening. Good birding.
May 5, 2022
On this episode I report on birding the Great River Road, and various places nearby, from Memphis to Davenport, Iowa and then on to Omaha. Overall a great experience, seeing new states, new roads, and getting an appreciation for the great river.
Highlights were great looks at Sedge Wren, some fabulous National Wildlife Refuges, and of course the Mississippi River and all it entails.
For more details, photos and related information see the blog posts under Ed's Birding Notes on the Bird Banter website.
Stay tuned for some great guests coming soon.
Good birding. Good day!
April 23, 2022
On this episode I fill in between episodes with guests. On the first week of my planned 3 week road trip up the Mississippi from New Orleans to Iowa, Marian and I bird around New Orleans, venture south to see the destruction, rebuilding and birds of Grand Isle, and head north as far as Memphis. We bird in 4 states, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee. For listeners this will be a different episode, and I hope you enjoy it, but if not my more typical episodes with guests will return after the trip.
To see more details about the trip check out the Ed's birding notes on the BirdBanter.com website. here and here.
April 18, 2022
On this episode Alex Marine and I talk about birding Missouri, his birding story and his 2021 Missouri birding big year. Alex also helps me learn about birding in Missouri along the Mississippi river area in preparation for a road trip I'll be taking soon.
You can reach Alex on Facebook or Instagram.
As always learn more about the details and things mentioned on this episode on the Bird Banter Blog.
Until next time. Good birding and good day!
April 6, 2022
On this episode I talk with Raphael Fennimore about his 2021 King County, WA big year, his experiences with marine mammal research, his scuba diving, his photography experience with a new mirrorless camera and more. I hope you enjoy.
Reach Raphael at Raphael.Fennimore - at- gmail - dot- com or via his Instagram Feed @RaphaelFennimore
See more details and hopefully interesting information on the BirdBanter.com blog.
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March 26, 2022
On this episode Dr. Klem and I talk about one of the leading and least well publicized causes of bird mortality in the world which is collision with glass surfaces. Birds simply don't see glass as a barrier, try to fly through it, and die in startling numbers. Hear the facts, learn what you can do, and be able to make informed decisions about the ways you can help reduce this tragedy.
Dr. Klem is a professor of ornithology at Muhlenberg College. He recently published a book, Solid Air: Invisible Killer, Saving Billions of Birds from Windows.
You can buy the book at Hancock House Publishing
You can find more details at Dr. Klem's website.
Also find lots more details at my blog post on BirdBanter.com