FYI: the subject of nudity as in “I used to be a nude art model in college” kind of way comes up in this podcast. Just so you know in case you listen with your kids.
Did you see the finalists for the worst bird photo contest?
Bird jobs this week.
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This week’s crazy bird jobs:
Bavarian Blue Tit study.
Montana Bird Technicians.
Hawaii Bird Banding Technicians.
Birds and Beers is in the news!
Hurricane Sandy could continue to have a devastating impact on migratory birds, including the red knot. Also there is a petition to continue the moratorium on harvesting horseshoe crabs.
Listing Rules…at least [...]
Hey! Did you know that I’m having a contest to give away my Swarovski ATM spotting scope? Yes, you could win, just send me your worst bird photo (but please read all the contest rules first).
This week in crazy bird jobs:
Volunteer Field Assistant for the Blue-throated Macaw
Couples encouraged to apply for land [...]
Crazy Bird Jobs:
Polish Bird Job
Kittlitz’s Murrelet “job”
Top 10 Birding Taboos…
Speaking of which, the American Birding Association has a whole new listing website called Listing Central!
Man claims to have photographed a red-tailed hawk that ate too much.
Sax Zim Bog in the news!
Some people are weirder [...]
Stuff that happened while Non Birding Bill and I were out of town:
Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Black Swamp Bird Observatory launched a website to try and connect young birders called Young Birders Network.
Ornithologist forced to participate in reality tv show.
Some gruesome but awesome images of a lanner falcon and chanting goshawk…that does [...]
For when we can’t podcast or a good primer to give you an idea for what our podcast is like.
Hey! You have until December 31, 2012 to get your nominations in for the American Birding Association’s annual awards:
1. ABA Roger Tory Peterson Award-Promoting the Cause of Birding
2. ABA Chandler Robbins Award-Contributions to Education/Conservation
3. ABA Claudia Wilds Award-Distinguished Service to ABA
4. ABA Robert Ridgway Award-Excellence in Publications in Field Ornithology
This podcast is not brought to you by Goosinator, but we’re gonna talk about it anyway.
Golden eagles flying off with children is not true…this is the proof…and this is why.
Non Birding Bill offers a video of a golden eagle rescuing a kid.
However, catfish eating pigeons is totally true.
Researchers are studying [...]
Elders of the Internet, save us all. The American Birding Association opened up a debate about using taped calls of birds to find them in the field.
Also, we can see how people voted about what areas could be included in the ABA listing field.
Study muses that some species of birds use cigarette butts [...]
Really awesome birding bumper stickers and mugs at BirdNerdz.
There’s a petition to create a “duck stamp” for birders so the money will go to more non game species and not lump birders into hunters on wildlife surveys.
Check out SciStarter. Kind of like Kickstarter but instead of looking for funding, they’re looking for [...]