Birdchick Podcast #23 Gulf Oil Spill, Osprey Nest Removal & Ash Canyon B & B

Here are links to some of the topics we covered in today's podcast: News:

It's the one year anniversary of the Gulf Oil Spill. HBO Documentary Films presents the story of the effort to save the 895th surviving oiled pelican in Louisiana, showing how conservationists, government agencies and wildlife activists joined forces to preserve this one life.  An inspiring bird’s-eye view of the rigorous process of rescuing thousands of oiled birds, SAVING PELICAN 895 debuts Wednesday, April 20 (9:00-9:45 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO.

Also, Cornell Lab of Ornithology has a series of videos documenting the spill and the Mississippi River Delta--fantastic HD bird footage.

Marine contractor Jani Salonen and a member of the Audubon Society gathered three eggs from an osprey nest built atop his crane, and relocated the unhatched birds to a rescue center--without permission of US Fish and Wildlife.  Fine is being negotiated.

More on American Birding Associations Young Birder of the Year, Rachel Butek.

Birds under attack in Malta.  Would you be willing to go on one of the Spring Watches held by BirdLife International to document illegal hunting?  Or should Malta be boycotted?


Life, Birds and Everything on the Ash Canyon Bed and Breakfast--will birders lose this awesome hummingbird spot?

We Love Birds photo contest.


Junior Duck Stamp live today at 10 am eastern time!

Watch for live tweets at Birdchick this weekend from the Swarvoski team during the Great Texas Birding Classsic.