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 […]

Show notes for Episode 4 “Spring Prepping”

Cleaning out the bird bath The problem with the Merlin app I knew I had identified a Bewick’s Wren and would have been totally comfortable with the ID, however… Merlin took my photo and suggested I had found a Rock Wren Cue the DRAMA! Austin provide color on field identification How does Austin use Merlin? […]