I have no idea what's going to happen with the podcast over the next week and a half. I'll be in Israel and though I'm assured that there will be Internet access-I have no idea about what kind of free time I'll have and so we may have a podcast before December 1 or we may not. Speaking of traveling, I have a post on 10,000 Birds about essentials all birders should back when traveling. In the meantime, check out Twin Cities Naturalist--he has a contest!
Right now if you order a pair of binoculars from Eagle Optics, you can get an ABA membership for $15 instead of $45. Listen to the podcast for a discount code to Eagle Optics.
Dead found in a salad bag. What species could it be?
Birders who are protesting the Sandhill Crane Hunt in Kentucky are buying a license and a lottery ticket. Only 400 will be given out and it's only $13 to enter if you are a non resident. This same strategy was used by Paul Johnsgard in the 1990s to protest a prairie chicken hunt and was successful.
Some western marsh harrier males have permanent female plumage. Whaaaaaaaaaaaaa?
Fascinating article about veery migration--where they go, how long they stay. Wow, if we found this out about veeries, what else don't we know. This is what a veery sounds like. If you have never heard one in the wild, it is a moral imperative that you rectify this: