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Birdchick Podcast

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Sharon Stiteler, the Birdchick, talks about the latest in birding news.

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Sharon Stiteler, the Birdchick, talks about the latest in birding news.

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39 Ratings
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By pfalzy - May 21 2016
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The only thing wrong with this show is that it is not daily. Love the show.

Birdchick and Nonbirding Bill

By Carolina birder - Jun 01 2013
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Birds, humor, and alcohol. Too funny and so informative. Pushed me to research just to keep up.

iTunes Ratings

39 Ratings
Average Ratings
32
3
1
0
3

A+++

By pfalzy - May 21 2016
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The only thing wrong with this show is that it is not daily. Love the show.

Birdchick and Nonbirding Bill

By Carolina birder - Jun 01 2013
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Birds, humor, and alcohol. Too funny and so informative. Pushed me to research just to keep up.

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Birdchick Podcast

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Sharon Stiteler, the Birdchick, talks about the latest in birding news.

Rank #1: Birdchick Podcast #248

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Sandhill Cranes raising a Canada goose gosling. Sharks eating migrants.

Sharks eating migrants in the gulf.

I think everything else we talked about was the usual nonsense.

Jun 01 2019

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Rank #2: Birdchick Podcast #207 Fallout, Misidentified Birds, Twitter Wars

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This podcast is brought you by WildSide Nature Tours. Come with me to an ancient land to watching thousands of migratory birds like common cranes, storks, spoonbills and red kites. We'll also look for Palestine sunbird, jungle cat and white-throated kingfisher on my Raptor Bonanza Tour in Israel in November--history, culture and birds all combine for the birding trip of a lifetime. Israel is one of the most unique countries you can visit for birds, it's a major flyway for European and Asian birds as they head south into Africa. 

This podcast is also brought to you by Holbrook Travel. Would you like to get away to Central America and hone your smartphone digiscoping technique on toucans, parrots and dazzling hummingbirds? Join me in Belize next March

The search is officially on in Cuba for ivory-billed woodpeckers

Insane spring warbler fallout photos from 2011

Some duck stamp artists are not happy about a proposed change to the stamp art

Some weirdo is apparently eating bald eagles

This is the most badass red-tailed hawk you will see this year. 

I got in a Twitter war over what I felt was an unfair segment about the Great Texas Birding Classic...and the host replied. 

Apr 12 2016

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Rank #4: Birdchick Podcast #213 Duck Stamp Documentary and ABA Contest

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The American Birding Association is having several contests this year in an effort to get new members and get former members to renew. We are also having a contest for people to join the American Birding Association. If you join the ABA and in the comments on the application say you joined because of Birdchick or Non Birding Bill, then send us the confirmation with your mailing address you could win one of three prizes:

An Advanced Guide to Birding autographed by Kenn Kaufmann (we'll put in a personal message too if you want).

An autographed postcard from Neil Gaiman thanking you for joining the ABA. 

An autographed copy of Disapproving Rabbits (Sharon's first book).

Send confirmations to sharon@birdchick.com with your preferred prize and mailing address. 

Autographs from Kenn Kaufman, Neil Gaiman and us are prizes. 

Other things we talked about include the documentary about the Duck Stamp art contest called Million Dollar Duck. We highly recommend it.

PokemonGo players help injured pelican.

Some jerk got a worthwhile fine for killing hawks that were hunting the quail he wanted to kill.  

Aug 15 2016

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Rank #5: Birdchick Podcast #212 Poaching, Parrots and Pokemon

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I love that not only have I received official federal guidance about Pokemon for my job but that a hook and bullet publication put my post about Pokemon Go out there. If you think Pokemon Go is the beginning of the end of society...read this. 

JOIN THE AMERICAN BIRDING ASSOCIATION Send us proof that you joined or renewed and you could win one of the Kaufman field guide. Specify which one you want to sharon@birdchick.com. First come, first serve. 

You won't believe how high some birds can fly. 

Weird, it's legal to release rehabbed starlings and house sparrows in the United States but not parrots...

You cannot unsee this. 

Poaching caught live on an internet eagle cam in Israel.  

Jul 28 2016

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Rank #6: Birdchick Podcast #233 Migration! Laura Erickson, Bird Farts

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Birdcast has live migration maps this spring!

A hot mess of an article about birds, National Parks and climate change.

Urban barred owls give very few ducks.

The closing of the Lodge and Spa in Pico Bonito National Park is covered in a bit more detail over at This Birding Life.

Bird sperm fundraiser. Yep. That's what I typed.

Laura Erickson on Bird Farts.

EDIT: added the correct audio file. Whoops! -nbb

Mar 28 2018

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Rank #7: Birdchick Podcast #239 We're back! Great Black Hawk, H is for Hawk

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We started a Patreon!

The great black hawk that’s been in Maine is in wildlife rehab with frostbite. What will it’s future be?

The American Birding Association Bird of the Year is the red-billed tropicbird. The artwork is by Megan Massa. Follow her on Instagram @MeganDrawsBirds.

The raven and snowy owl video we referenced in the podcast.

Jan 25 2019

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Rank #8: Birdchick Podcast #219 Owl Drama and Birding Apps

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The owl drama is intense this month on social media. You can follow the hashtag #owlmasterbaiters on Facebook to following along. 

Funny caracara story and terrible caracara movie

Lawsuit in New York to protect threatened piping plovers from non native feral cats

Oh hey, it's a great blue heron eating an alligator

New apps out there including Merlin which will ID your bird photos and Song Sleuth which cam help ID some bird songs. 

Feb 21 2017

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Rank #9: Birdchick Podcast #210 Bird Brains and Philandering Godwits

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Spice Gull

The struggle of birders attracting new birders

Gary the philandering godwit

Bird brains blah, blah, blah. 

So if you have an iPhone, some extra time on your hands and you're looking for a bird dating sim app...

Jun 20 2016

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Rank #10: Birdchick Podcast #227 My Husband is Surprisingly Supportive

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The plight of young conservationists seeking an actual job. 

Hawk + Snake + power lines = frowney face

Map of what people observing birds noticed during the solar eclipse

You should totally listen to the American Birding Association Podcast

 Hurricane Harvey the Hawk updates.

Aug 31 2017

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Rank #11: Birdchick Podcast 222: Cuba Birding and Migration

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Weird things happening on bird cams. There appears to be a Canada goose uprising and they're taking over osprey nest platforms. Not all ospreys are taking it lying down

The field guide we've all been waiting for: The Field Guide To Dumb Birds of North America

May 09 2017

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Rank #12: Birdchick Podcast #229 We're Back!

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  It's winter so of course we talking about owls. Here's an article that I did for Audubon with tips on how to search for Northern Saw-whet Owls. The politics of reporting owls...there are definitely more northern species of owls in the northern US this year, but the locations are being kept on the down low this winter. Even eBird has put owls on the sensitive species list so you can't use it for exact locations.

Vogue did an article about bird watching...and it isn't terrible...

Non Birding Bill's other podcast: Aging Poorly.

One of the reasons we stopped podcasting is in this post. It's hard to have a snarky birding podcast when the news is often terrible. But we're back for now. Thank you for your patience. 

Feb 01 2018

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Rank #13: Birdchick Podcast #238

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Birding doesn't always fee inclusive to the LGBTQ community. 

We are losing Bentsen State Park

Swamp sparrows have possibly always sang the same song.

Timing is everything when birds leave the nest. 

Crow  necrophilia

Don't be like this herpetologist

Jul 27 2018

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Rank #14: Birdchick Podcast #237 Raccoons, Bill was right...what?

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MPR had a racoon. 

Some Ohio officers do not know how to step aside under a bird nest.

Pad Redig from the University of Minnesota's Raptor Center is an amazing man and one of the reasons I moved to Minnesota. 

There was a raccoon in Minnesota. There were issues. 

Jun 14 2018

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Rank #15: Birdchick Podcast #223 Cowbirds, Audubon, Gay Griffon Vultures

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<p>Eastern phoebe feeding a brown-headed cowbird chick. </p>

Cowbirds are kind of like the Manchurian Candidate. 

Gay griffon vulture pair raise a chick in an Amsterdam Zoo

A fascinating look at the amazing talent of Julie Zickefoose as she restores an Audubon Elephant Folio. 

Jane Yolen is partnering with Cornell Lab of Ornithology to write some books about birds for kids. 

You know the dude who broke the North American Big Year record? He donated over $36,000 to offset his carbon footprint.

What, there are other podcasts to listen to? Here are the ones we referenced:

Out There With The Birds specifically the migration episode

The American Birding Association Podcast

Lang Elliot's Music of Nature

Non Birding Bill's podcast with Sam Landman called Aging Poorly

Jun 19 2017

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Rank #17: Birdchick Podcast #230: Brain Damage and Messy Relationships

Feb 14 2018

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Rank #18: Birdchick Podcast #220 Birding Extremadura, Birds Do Weird Stuff

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Have you seen Swarovski's new BTX scope? Also, the Cotton Carrier tactical birding harness is no joke and comfortable in the field. 

Are you having a hard day? Check out this bubbler type bath with a buttload of Allen's hummingbirds

Why do turkeys walk around in circles and why do bush stone curlews stare at themselves?

Canada's national bird battle

Migration needs to hit soon because all North American birders are doing is arguing about owls and baiting.

Good Birders Still Don't Wear White is out and you should buy it!

Mar 20 2017

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Rank #19: Birdchick Podcast # 235 Owls Being Weird and Laurel/Yanny

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Neil Degrasse Tyson needs a hug

Laurel or Yanny...also where it came from

One male great horned owl living with two females.

Also some great horned owl raising a red-shouldered hawk chick. Until the tree fell down

May 18 2018

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Rank #20: Birdchick Podcast #236 The Tadoussac eBird List

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From now on birders will ask each other at festivals, "Where were you when you first found out about The Tadoussac eBird List?" Here's a video to give you an idea of the event.

Let's face it, bird taxonomy is currently a shit show.

Pileated vs Tesla

Stick insect eggs can survive being pooped out of a bird

Rabbit vs fox vs bald eagle

May 30 2018

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