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.
Check out the trailer for our 75th episode of OutBirding. For this episode, we’re back to the birthplace of Steve and Iris (the stars of episode 58, "Black Vulture Bungalow"): Austin, Texas, a city of not two, but three tails: The Cat, the Squirrel, and the Fox. Bret Whitney and neighbor Candace Ely give us the play-by-play of a squirrelly transfer of goods destined to sustain a family of foxes living under a friend’s backyard porch. Talk about “Keeping Austin Weird”!
Please enjoy a first look at our new episode from OutBirding with Field Guides.
Quest for the Dwarf Marmoset: A Journey on the Rio Aripuanã
How would you like to make a quick, adventurous trip into a remote place in the central Amazon basin? That’s exactly what OutBirding has in store for this week, as Micah Riegner takes us to the beautiful Rio Aripuanã in search of one of the most range-restricted primates on the planet — the tiny Dwarf Marmoset (Callibella humilis). This highly distinctive little beast, described to science only in 1998, is extremely poorly known in the wild. During the quest, Micah introduces us to a remarkable variety of other wildlife, from stingrays and electric eels to several seldom-seen birds of the Amazonian forest understory.