Show notes for Episode 2 “Springing Forward for 2019”

Title:  We’re figuring it outDescription:  The Back Porch Birding Podcast discusses our favorite time of year – Spring!
We’re springing forward on the Back Porch Birding Podcast.  On today’s episode Austin and I discuss various approaches to bird identification come spring , field guides and apps we like to use, and actual counts we are preparing for (and you can too).

Cleaning out the bird bath — last episode updates

  • Social media and website update – show notes are live on backporchbirdingpodcast.com (scroll down to see the link)
  • You can now find us on iTunesGoogle Play,and Stitcher 
  • Our favorite birds
    • Tweet us on Twitter @BackBirdingyour favorite bird 
    • Tim – Lincoln Sparrow
    • Austin – Black-capped Chickadee
  • Talk to Austin how he managed to retrieve information from park services.

Checklist update
Discuss bird activity for the week (briefly) — Tim photographed a sea of American Goldfinches (At least 40) and yellow-rumped warblers

Getting ready for Spring Migration
General color around spring migration for Texas and Kansas areas
Tim and Austin discuss their methodology for bird identification

What’s in our bird bag?

Spring Bird Count Season is ALMOST upon us
The Great Texas Birding Classic – April 15 – May 15

https://tpwd.texas.gov/events/great-texas-birding-classichttps://tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/birding

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism
Big Year Competition

https://ksoutdoors.com/Services/Wildlife-Diversity/2019-Kansas-Birding-Big-Year

Show ending
Local hotspotsTim: Pond near me – great for cormorants which I see fishing in the early morningsAustin: Pilsbury Crossing in Manhattan – I’ve been wanting to bird there for a while but haven’t been able to because of the drive

Random Links
Why do we have daylight saving time? 100 years of history – https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/03/daylight-savings-time-arizona-florida-spring-forward-science/

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