Birdchick Podcast #32: Heron Rookery, Birding as Exercise and Big Year

Birding News: All the heron rookery stuff.

Someone thinks birding is a good hobby for exercise and getting fit.  Not.

National Zoo researcher Nico Dauphine arrested on suspicious of poisoning non native feral cats to protect native wild birds.

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I found this publicity still from the upcoming Big Year movie.  It looks like Steve Martin has Swarovksi binoculars, Owen Wilson has Zeiss...but what brand is Jack Black toting?  There's been a debate on my Facebook page and it looks like he's packing Kowa binoculars.

In other news, Ontario Nature and Ecojustice, two independent environmental organizations, launched a precedent-setting case against Menkes Developments, the owners of Consilium Place, which could lead to big fines for using reflective windows that they allege has caused the death or injury of some 800 migratory birds over a nine-month stretch between 2008 and 2009.