Birdchick Podcast #219 Owl Drama and Birding Apps

The owl drama is intense this month on social media. You can follow the hashtag #owlmasterbaiters on Facebook to following along. 

Funny caracara story and terrible caracara movie

Lawsuit in New York to protect threatened piping plovers from non native feral cats

Oh hey, it's a great blue heron eating an alligator

New apps out there including Merlin which will ID your bird photos and Song Sleuth which cam help ID some bird songs. 

Birdchick Podcast #193 MBS breakdown, Wilson's Warblers and stuff

Birdchick Podcast #184 Sibley Guide Replacements, Famous Birders and Art Ducko


Buy Christana Staal's art. AKA Drawing 10,000 Birds

Hey remember the whole brew ha ha over the first printing of the second edition Sibley? Well, the publisher is now offering people who purchased that copy a chance to replace it with a  color corrected one according to The Birder's Library

Are more celebrities getting into birding? Actor John Stamos and singer John Mayer drop some interesting info on the social medias. 

I was honored to be included the list of people Audubon asked how we got into birding. And I giggled about some of the edits they made to my article. On another Audubon related note, the magazine had an article about an avian ecologist who tested about an anti-bird killing collar on their outdoor cat and it kinda works. Not sure what shocks me more: an avian ecologist admitting that they let their cat run loose and know it kills birds or that the collar actually kinda works. 

What it means when you see certain birds

Dungoens and Dragons birds

Birdchick Podcast #180 New Sibley and TMZ Tackles Diversity in Birding

The downside to birding becoming gets covered in a very cringeworthy segment on TMZ.

Guy in trouble for "rescuing" eaglets

There's a Kickstarter for a "Shazam" app for bird id called Warblr, meanwhile we still await the arrival of BirdGenie and I've been playing with something called Twigle.

A revised Sibley is out.

More on ortolans and poaching. Thanks, Craig!

Birdchick Podcast #177: Media Blitz!

The Washington football team controversy and the colloquial name for the Long-Tailed Duck.

The Vikings Stadium glass protest.

Shaz is in Minnesota Monthly!

Sharon is also a character in Swift Justice: A Bob White Murder Mystery by Jan Dunlap!

Sharon is now on Ello. Does she need to be?

The Dork Tower comic strip inspired by NBB!

More talk about how solar plants can kill birds.

The Winter Finch Forecast of 2014/15. Excitement city.