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Birdchick Podcast #158: Starling Poop In Rome & Hawk Owl Rescue

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This is what I feel like when I go birding:

Read names of people who said they loved the podcast (it’s on your phone).

Rome is inundated with starling poop.

Kayaker rescues hawk owl in Finland–amazing photo, here’s the English version.

14 year old birder named Khalid Boudreau discovered the second-known breeding spot of [...]

Birdchick Podcast #157: New Sibley? Toys R Us are jerks.

Brace yourselves, kids, there’s a new Sibley coming.

The company Toys R US has an advertising department that is full of complete and total jerks because of this ad:

Funny article about rules for the 20 something birder.

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Birdchick Podcast #156: Black Birder Rules and Pokemon

Dr. Drew Lanaham wrote up the 9 Rules for a Black Birdwatcher…funny and not so funny at the same time.

Black hiker in the woods.

How birding is like Pokeman.

Is this new owl species hooting “Here comes the bride?”

Another bird with a satellite transmitter has been “attacked” for being a spy.

What we [...]

Birdchick Podcast #155: Boobies, Women and Zombies

Mom stories–”don’t you know who my daughter is” or visiting NWR and it’s closed.

I was interviewed by a college newspaper and the article is just so darned cute. Love those college reporters.

What bothers me most about the zombie genre is addressed in this article on Boing Boing.

A brown booby in Buffalo.

Alpine [...]

Birdchick podcast #154: Government Shutdown and Eerie Birds

We can’t let Non Birding Bill know about this story. Family releases “baby bunny” and it lasts maybe 10 seconds in the wild.

Here’s a cleansing albino chickadee photo.

Calcified bird photos by Nick Brandt.

9 leading causes of bird deaths in Canada.

Crazy lady writes about…dinosaur “love.”

How not to handle criticism.

Ducks Unlimited [...]

Birdchick Podcast: #153 News from the Midwest Birding Symposium

I’m going to make fun of Birding Is Fun and their vest contest because I am adamantly opposed to birding vests and I never wear anything ridiculous ever. At all. Never. Ever. By the way, here’s my picture from the Midwest Birding Symposium 3k Fun Run:

Speaking of cool, Luke Musher has 12 recommendations [...]

Birdchick Podcast #152: Owls Don’t Want To Be In Your Wedding

Remember when I got the offer of a free camo bikini? I opted for a camo bedset instead, I actually really like it. And I learned that white vinegar makes a great fabric softener.

Owl that was supposed to deliver wedding rings during ceremony, falls asleep instead.

Once again migratory birds get caught in the [...]

Birdchick Podcast: #151 Reindeer in a Tube

When you have breakfast in Sweden you can put any number of things on your toast like honey, mountain berry jam, cheese in a tube, reindeer meat in a tube or caviar in a tube:

The Spy Stork Story

Facebook bands birding ad for referring to juvenile boobies.

Andrew Wallace sent a really cool [...]

Birdchick Podcast #150: Birds, Birds, Birds

Incredible series of photos as an osprey attacks a great blue heron. I know, right?

American Bird Conservancy is trying to save an Arizona Hummingbird Landmark.

Hen Harriers on the brink of extinction in England.

Woodpeckers and nuthatches benefit from emerald ash borer.

Drinking one’s way through the World Series of Birding.

OK…I’ve seen a [...]

Birdchick Podcast #149: MWBS, Camo, Fake Birds

Hey all, NBB here. I’m reposting this to try and take care of problems getting the podcast to show up on iTunes.

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Are you going to the Midwest Birding Symposium?

Jeff Gordon was on CBS this morning talking about the wood rail.

Fake Birds on film.

We talked about some Camo Trading Company: [...]