December 3, 2020
How does the Washington Rare Birds Committee work and what makes it effective? How did Matt find 200 species of birds in every one of the 39 WA counties, and how did he get so passionate about county listing? Interested in the history and workings of the Washington Birds website (and printed journal prior to the website)? Matt and I talk about these topics and more on The Bird Banter Podcast #83. Enjoy.
WOS Bird Records Committee pages
November 25, 2020
Paul Bannick is an award winning photographer and author and on this episode we talk about his photography, his new books about the Life History of Great Gray and Snowy Owls, his conservation work, photography in general and his life’s work and stories. Enjoy.
Here is a link to Paul’s website, where you can contact him by email or buy his books.
Read more and see related info on this episode at the Bird Banter Blog.
Until next time: Good birding and good day!
November 18, 2020
I learned lots and had fun talking with Florence Reed and Patrick McMillan. I learned that most of the people in the world feed themselves on relatively small family farms, and that helping them inprove yields and improve their health and lives. This alone would be a worthy endeavor, but these farming methods can at the same time really make a difference in the global climate change crisis while improving habitat for migratory birds. Birders should care about this. I do, and am so happy to have the chance to talk with these two passionate experts.
You can learn about Sustainable Harvest International on their web site, follow them on Facebook, and support their cause if you feel compelled as I have felt.
Learn more at the Bird Banter Blog post about this episode.
Until next time. Good birding and Good Day!
November 9, 2020
On The Bird Banter Podcast #80 Darren Clark and I talk about birding Idaho, photography, eBird, tell birding stories and more. Enjoy.
You can contact Darren Clark at his website Darren Clark Photography, or follow him on Instagram at either @darrenclark or @idahobirds
Here is Darren’s eBird Profile.
Be sure to check out the BirdBanter.com website to see the blog post with lots more details and links related to this episode.
Until next time; Good Birding and Good Day!
November 2, 2020
Lynn Barber, big year birder in several states and the ABA, and author of three books joins me on this episode of The Bird Banter Podcast. Lynn is an accomplished birder and tireless big year birder. She holds the Texas and Alaska big year records, and until 2016 I believe had the highest ABA Big Year total for a woman. She has a great story. Enjoy.
Lynn lives in Anchorage, and prior to the Covid-19 pandemic got stock of her new book, Big Years, Biggest States: Birding in Texas and Alaska that you can get as a signed copy mailed to you by contacting her on email firstname.lastname@example.org Just put book order in the subject line and she'll arrange to send you a copy.
See the blog post on birdbanter.com to find more details and information related to Lynn and her story.
Thanks for listening. Good birding. Good Day!
October 23, 2020
Nick Lund, "The Birdist" and I talk about how he became The Birdist, birding in Maine, his birding story, and about birding adventures and more on this episode.
Here are some key links related to the episode. See the blog post about this episode on the Bird Banter Blog for more information.
The ABA Podcast episode on birding Newfoundland
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October 16, 2020
This episode was recorded about a month ago, and the plan was to publish it while I was recovering from a hip replacement surgery. Somehow it slipped by, and is being published a bit later than usual. I think you'll enjoy hearing Tom Bancroft's birding story, and about his career in conservation and ornithology. Enjoy.
Here is a link to Tom's photography website.
Be sure the check the BirdBanter.com blog post about this episode for more links and information.
October 9, 2020
You may remember John from episode #31 when we talked about his upcoming birding big year traveling only by unicycle and on foot. Well, as with all things 2020 Covid-19 intervened, but the start of his planned big year is story enough to warrant having John back to hear how is adventure went. In a nutshell, crazy and super cool. Enjoy.
Here is a link to John's blog.
Check out the BirdBanter.com blog post here and leave a comment about your favorite big year stories.
Thanks for listening. Good birding. Good day
September 26, 2020
Sometimes as birders we are too quick to overlook the beauty of our common species in search of uncommon or unexpected birds. Non-birders and birders alike may enjoy as I take a deeper look at 5 species commonly seen in most places in the United States. Why do geese poop so much? Why is it Canada Goose but not America Redstart? Check it out.
Also see the associated blog post with photos and more info on these common birds.
Here is a link to the Wild Turkey Thanksgiving Episode.
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Good birding. Good Day!
September 14, 2020
Matt Yawney talks about finding vagrants in Grant County, WA, his birding story and more on The Bird Banter Podcast #75. Be sure to read the blog post associated with this episode on The Bird Banter website.
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Until next time. Good birding. Good day!