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 - 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 - All Things Caracaras with Jonathan Meiburg

 

Our short trailer offers a first look at the new episode from OutBirding with Field Guides. Please subscribe for the full episode and our complete video library.

On March 30th, 2021, a wonderful new natural history book from Knopf began hitting bookstores everywhere - Jonathan Meiburg’s A Most REMARKABLE Creature, the Hidden Life and Epic Journey of the World’s Smartest Birds of Prey.  It’s everything caracaras, and so much more, as Jonathan and Bret Whitney take us on a journey through 65 million years and tens of thousands of miles of South American landscapes.  We learn a great deal about this odd group of New World raptors, most closely related to falcons, as we accompany Jonathan from the remote outer islands of the Falklands group, where he studied Striated Caracaras, through the Andean altiplano and Amazonia to the ancient Guianan Shield.  Many colorful personalities populate his pages, from such early caracara contemplators as...

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