Show notes for Episode 21 “Responsible Development”

Birding at Stillhouse Hollow Lake I watched a male cardinal feed the first clutch comprised of two fledglings not sure if my photography captured it Wearing Off spray…heeding my own advice Question for Austin: When I see a birding hotspot on eBird…does that mean its a hotspot now at this moment of time or has been […]

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 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 14 “We are back!”

Introductions In the past two weeks Hockey St Louis Blues win Basketball Raptors winning Back Porch Gossip DALLAS Trinity Park Project one thing you don’t notice in park illustrationsis the type of ecology park planners are trying to attract how is this going to work? having been to Central Park no highways on top of a […]

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 10 “Celebrating Global Big Day 2019”

Cleaning out the bird bath Why Cowbird are ok. Sarah K Winnicki Coolest takeaway Nature’s fail-safe: “Finches feed their nestlings too many plant parts for cowbirds to survive—they need insects and will almost always starve to death in finch nests.” https://wakelet.com/wake/14fcf519-66bf-4bbe-8fc8-06e587b8bf42 Preparation for the day Logistics Tim: Chair, water, charging batteries, bug spray Austin: Camera, […]

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 […]