Show notes for Episode 19 “Birding with Clay Taylor”

Meet Clay Taylor Introduction Background Backyard News The next pandemic could come from bird poop Birds eating horseshoe crab eggs on the Jersey shore pose a public health risk Scientist drive out every spring taking samples of bird poop to keep tabs on new strains of flu which could develop Resources https://news.yahoo.com/birds-poop-flu-viruses-could-124600348.html Dozens of birds drop out […]

Show notes for Episode 17 “Do not feed the baby birds!”

Cleaning out the bird bath Austin blog update Morning Dove update News Nazca Bird Drawings Mystery Solved! Research group attempted to identify 16 birds out of 2000 drawings Hummingbird reclassified as a Hermit Hummingbird — tails are forked or fan shaped Hermit — long and thin bill, short legs, three toes facing the same direction, […]

Show notes for Episode 16 “Let the bird grow up will ya!”

Cleaning out the bird bath Funniest thing happened to me the other day National Geographic concert was unreal! KELLY CORCORAN conducting Dallas symphony played while video was playing of some of the most iconic National Geographic imagery and video throughout the past hundred years Just got goose bumps when the National Geographic theme played https://www.mydso.com/buy/tickets/symphony-for-our-world […]

Show notes for Episode 15 “Birds of Summer”

Audubon Calendar 2020 Focus on photographers who entered the Audubon Photography Competiton Run through birds of the month Cleaning out the bird bath New listeners Anyone is welcome to post on our main thread We love to share photos with the community…especially when they are cowbird related Prehistoric penguin: Hesperornis regalis Bird Intelligence Introductions General observations […]

Show notes for Episode 12 “A Tribute to Backyards”

Cleaning out the Bird Bath Update from Kevin Archer I used a Nikon d7200 and sigma 100-400mm contemporary lens. I did my first bird count this past December for the Christmasbird count. I had plans for big day already.  Y’all still did inspire me to go out even in the inclement weather lol.  The winds were […]

Show notes for Episode 9 “Birding for the Color Impaired”

Cleaning out the bird bath Tim places a mealworm blend in the front yard Robins arrive two days later Sparrows love it The backyards not so much wide open space Austin to walk Tim registering a hotspot on eBird Global Big Day is coming up! Tim:Strategies What hotspots do I shoot for? Ask our listening […]

Show notes for Episode 8 “Spring Housekeeping”

News Migration is here! Stay tuned to http://birdcast.infofor up to date migration information http://birdcast.info/live-migration-maps/for doppler (live) info Tim uses doppler radar signatures to detect large groupings A very cool trick for the upcoming Big Day https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/myradar-noaa-weather-radar/id322439990?mt=8 Monarch butterflies population has declined by more than 80 percent https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2019/monarch-butterfly-04-02-2019.php Cleaning out the Bird Bath Update from Tim’s birding […]