New episode - Meet the Motogypsy: an Interview with Janelle Kaz (Part II)

Jesse Fagan continues his conversation with Janelle Kaz, a.k.a Motogypsy. Part I was introduced here.

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New episode - Doug's Peep Show

We just published a new episode of OutBirding: Doug's Peep Show.

Doug Gochfeld reinforces his "Intro to Shorebirding" episode with this ID piece focused on the common-but-tricky small Calidris sandpipers. Doug walks us through the best ways to separate Least, Semipalmated, and Western sandpipers to help boost your confidence the next time you're among peeps in the field.

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New episode - Summer in Morelos, Mexico

A new episode of OutBirding is now available to subscribers.

Join Micah Riegner for some exciting summer birding in the small Mexican state of Morelos. Micah shows us Lesser Ground-Cuckoo, Black-chested Sparrow, White-naped Swift, Pileated Flycatcher, and more avian highlights of this beautiful area.

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New episode - Alaska ID: Brachyramphus Murrelets

A new episode of OutBirding is now available to subscribers: Alaska ID: Brachyramphus Murrelets with Tom Johnson.

The three species of Brachyramphus murrelets can be quite challenging to tell apart in the North Pacific waters they call home. In this Alaska-based episode of OutBirding, we take a close look at Marbled, Kittlitz's, and Long-billed murrelets with an eye toward identifying them on the water and in flight.

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New episode - Snow Leopards of the Himalaya

 

This episode trailer offers a teaser of our new episode: Snow Leopards of the Himalaya. 

On a new episode of OutBirding, Doug Gochfeld and friends head high into the Himalaya of northern India for a special natural history adventure. This time, Doug and the team are hot on the trail of one of the world's most beguiling big cats - the Snow Leopard. In recent years, local efforts in Ladakh, India have made it possible for visitors to have a chance to see Snow Leopards in their remote mountain homes. Success is by no means guaranteed, but with persistence and teamwork, Doug offers us a special glimpse into the lives of these remarkable cats and the people who seek them out.

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New episode - The Dancing Chickens: Sharp-tailed Grouse

 

Our 80th episode is now available online for subscribers.

We return to Colorado for Part II of our series on The Dancing Chickens, putting a spotlight on the lekking open-land grouse of North America. In this episode, Tom Johnson and Doug Gochfeld spend a morning at a boisterous Sharp-tailed Grouse lek. Watch along to see the very fancy dances of these unusual prairie-chickens and learn about their display sounds and biology.

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New episode - The White-naped Swifts of Cuernavaca, Mexico

Our 79th episode of OutBirding is now available to subscribers: The White-naped Swifts of Cuernavaca, Mexico with Micah Riegner.

White-naped Swifts, the largest of the New World swifts, inhabit the rugged mountains of West Mexico. Like many other swift species, their lives are closely tied to waterfalls where they roost and nest. In this episode, Micah Riegner takes us to a roost site in the middle of downtown Cuernavaca and awaits the evening arrival of these magnificent birds. 

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New episode - Meet the Motogypsy: an Interview with Janelle Kaz (Part I)

On April 8th, we published our 78th episode of OutBirding: Meet the Motogypsy: an Interview with Janelle Kaz (Part I).

Jesse Fagan brings us Part I of an engaging interview with Janelle Kaz, a.k.a Motogypsy. Janelle shares stories of her life in education, journalism, fighting the illegal trade in wildlife, and motorcycle exploration in Asia and South America.

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New episode - Puerto Rico's Endemic Birds

 

We just published a new episode: Puerto Rico's Endemic Birds with Tom Johnson. For a first look, check out the teaser trailer.

The island of Puerto Rico hosts a remarkable diversity of endemic birds - 17 species of birds can be found nowhere else on the planet. Join Tom Johnson on The Island of Enchantment for a road trip following the counterclockwise route taken by our Field Guides tours. You'll get to meet all 17 endemic birds (including the Puerto Rican Parrot, Puerto Rican Owl, Elfin-woods Warbler, and Green Mango), find exciting regional Caribbean specialities, and see gorgeous and varied landscapes from around the island. ¡Vamos!

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New episode - Uganda: Shoebills to Gorillas and beyond

New episode launching March 11th:

In this episode of OutBirding, we journey to Uganda, the Pearl of Africa. Doug Gochfeld takes us along for an exploration of some of the many wildlife highlights the country has to offer. We travel from the shores of Lake Victoria in pursuit of the legendary Shoebill, to the wildlife bonanza of Lake Mburo (including the reclusive African Finfoot), and eventually to dense mountain forests in search of Mountain Gorillas. These would be amazing enough on their own, but they're backed up by a supporting cast of hippos, giraffes, zebras, crocodiles, and lots of birds along the way.

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