Show notes for Episode 20 “Birds Learning How to ‘Bird’”

News Birds aren’t real Satire or just too crazy According to some, birds are just a cover story to a vast conspiracy started in the 70s Question Satire or not, how far does “fake news” set back science Resources https://birdsarentreal.com/pages/who-are-we Airbus “Bird of Prey” Concept “… has wing and tail structures that mimic those of […]

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 11 “Momma Birds Day”

Taking out the Bird Bath Clifford Hawley included step by step instructions how to “request a hotspot” Global Big Day Tally around the worldFrom the eBird email blast In April 2019, eBirders worldwide contributed 1,066,038 checklists of birds. This is up 16% over April last year. The total number of eBird observations is now 648,469,494. You […]

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 […]

Show notes for Episode 7 “Spring Time Discoveries”

Austin takes a grand adventure to Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, while Tim attempts to identify a bird from recent photographs.  Thrilling suspense is in store for our listening audience.  This is episode 7 of the Back Porch Birding Podcast. Introductions I just don’t understand birds and the weather. I am now seeing scissor-tailed […]

Show notes for Episode 5 “Planting, banding, and parking lot bird photography”

In today’s episode we talk about planting, banding, and have a tip to share about photographing birds in parking lots – who would’ve thought THAT was possible. Planting Ideal for cover Rose bush attracted yellow-rumped warblers, juncos, white-crown sparrows (juveniles and adults) Be on the lookout when planting bushes for birds.  They may attract more […]