New episode - Black Swifts in Winter

 
A new episode is available to subscribers: Black Swifts in Winter.
 
On this episode of OutBirding with Field Guides, Bret Whitney retraces the discovery of the mysterious wintering grounds of the Black Swift, from their nesting areas in the Colorado Rockies to deep in the heart of South America. We’ll visit with some of the researchers who designed the landmark geolocator study that finally revealed the winter whereabouts of these fantastic birds.  It was on a boat-based Field Guides tour in central Amazonia that Bret and the tour group corroborated the Colorado geolocator data with real-time video, documenting the physical presence of Black Swifts wintering in Amazonian Brazil.
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New episode - Spotted Rail Celebration

 

In December, 2020 the birding world flocked to Texas to see a Spotted Rail in Choke Canyon State Park south of San Antonio.  It was only the fourth US record, and this apparently happy, healthy bird presented the first chance for birders to see a Spotted Rail alive in North America.  In this episode of OutBirding with Field Guides, Bret Whitney gives us the skinny on this rarely seen rallid, and takes us to Choke Canyon for up-close encounters with this handsome bird and some of the key birders who discovered and protected it.

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