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.
A new episode, "Woodcock in Winter," is now available to subscribers.
Tom Johnson takes us to Cape May to look for wintering American Woodcocks. We check out these strange, plump sandpipers as they hide during typical, mild winter conditions–and also as they forage and contend with a snowy winter storm. Stay tuned for nocturnal thermal video of woodcocks pulling earthworms out of the ground AND the strange sounds of a woodcock breeding display.
Our 67th episode of OutBirding is now online: Intro to Shorebirding with Douglas Gochfeld.
Whether you're intimidated by peeps, puzzled by yellowlegs, or already entrenched as a phalarope fanatic, this introduction to shorebirding will be of interest to you. Noted shorebird evangelist Douglas Gochfeld shares his perspectives on approaching shorebirding, and presents a few test cases to help you work on field identification skills.
The 63rd episode of OutBirding is now online.
Monsoon rain in Northern Arizona this summer led to the discovery of an ephemeral birding hotspot - John Lake Playa. In this episode, John Coons and friends share some of the excitement about finding an excellent new local birding patch. They also investigate the food chain supported by John Lake—with some interesting discoveries!
This episode trailer offers a first look at our new episode from OutBirding with Field Guides.
In America’s biggest cities, wild birds eke out a living on any scrap of wild space available to them. Doug Gochfeld spent much of the summer of 2020 documenting the dramas of beach-nesting birds on the sand of Breezy Point in Queens, New York City. Join Doug as he guides us through a nesting season in the lives of Common Terns, Least Terns, Black Skimmers, Piping Plovers, and American Oystercatchers in this urban wilderness.