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!
September 2, 2020
Jason Fidorra and I talk about his experiences as the Washington State Wildlife manager for the Department of Fish and Wildlife in Benton and Franklin Counties, as well as his experiences as a field researcher prior to that job, his birding story, the shrub-steppe habitat of his area, and more. Enjoy.
You can find Jason on Facebook.
He also moderates the Tricities Birders Facebook page.
Be sure to check out the blog post on BirdBanter,.\\.com for more details.
August 24, 2020
On The Bird Banter Podcast #72 with Kimball Garrett we talk about Kimball's extensive experience as a Los Angeles County, CA birder, his work as the Collections Manager for the L.A. Natural History Museum Ornithology Collection, of his time in the golden days of California birding, and his birding story and experiences. Enjoy.
Here is a link to Kimball's bio and contact info at the museum.
Check out the blog post on BirdBanter.com for more information related to the episode.
August 10, 2020
On The Bird Banter Podcast #71 host Ed Pullen talks about resources birders can use to learn to be better birders, to identify birds, and to further their enjoyment of birding.
See the Supplemental Information blog post on BirdBanter.com for links to find most of the resources mentioned in this episode.
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Until next time. Good birding. Good day!
July 31, 2020
Peter Hodum is a professor at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA and is a passionate birder and researcher of seabirds. We talk about his passion and work with seabirds off the Washington coast as well as in the Juan Fernández Islands off Chile. Peter is an eloquent speaker, penultimate teacher, and I know you’ll enjoy hearing his birding story. For lots of photos and much more detail check out the post on the Bird Banter blog at http://birdbanter.com
Here is a link to Peters not-for-profit mentioned in the episode. https://oikonos.org/