New episode - The Birding Life with John Rowlett & Purple Sandpiper Bonus

 

This short trailer offers a first look at the latest episode and bonus video from OutBirding with Field Guides. Please subscribe to OutBirding to watch the full episodes.

The Birding Life: John Rowlett Receives ABA's Roger Tory Peterson Award

At the 40th annual ABA Convention, April 2009 in Corpus Christi, Texas, John Rowlett received the coveted Roger Tory Peterson Award in recognition of his lifetime of achievements in promoting the cause of birding.  John’s remarks on “The Birding Life” were poignant that day, and his message continues to resonate with birders today.  John and Rose Ann Rowlett, undoubtedly the most enduring and beloved brother-sister birding team of all time, share with us their experience of coming upon an injured Buff-breasted Sandpiper on their very first trip to the Central Texas Coast, when they were respectively but 14 and 12 years old.  Peppershrike and Grebe recount how Dr. Peterson was delighted to be able to use the...

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New episode - Christmas Bird Count - Special Episode

 

This trailer offers a first look at our new episode from OutBirding with Field Guides.

Christmas Bird Count - Special Episode

Many members of the Field Guides team (and extended family) participated in the National Audubon Society’s 2020-21 Christmas Bird Count in December and January. On this special episode of OutBirding with Field Guides, host John Coons takes us across the country to visit with teams of CBC birders from Arizona to Texas to New York. We get to see a wonderful selection of winter birds from across the country, and we also hear some fun stories from these treasured days in the field.

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New episode - Florida Keys Rarities

 

This trailer offers a first look at our new episode from OutBirding with Field Guides.

Florida Keys Rarities

This week's OutBirding adventure takes us away from the winter chill to the warmth of the Florida Keys, where Tom Johnson and Doug Gochfeld searched for some very rare Caribbean visitors in December 2020. Learn a little bit about the status and identification of Cuban Pewee, Black-faced Grassquit, and Red-legged Thrush, and stay tuned for a bonus mega rarity that popped up mid-trip!

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New episode - Curve-billed Thrasher Call Types with Richard Webster

 

Please enjoy a first look at our new episode from OutBirding with Field Guides. The full 27-minute episode is available to OutBirding subscribers.

Curve-billed Thrasher Call Types with Richard Webster

Get ready for a deep dive into some field ornithology for birders! Chris Benesh sits down with Richard Webster in Portal, Arizona to discuss the biogeography of Curve-billed Thrashers in the United States desert southwest. Richard has spent many hours audio recording thrashers where the eastern and western subspecies groups meet, and he shares some of the things he’s discovered with this concerted birding effort.

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New episode - Dan Lane paints a Peppershrike

 

This trailer offers a first look at our new episode.

This week, OutBirding takes you "wet-on-wet" with renowned bird artist and Field Guides tour guide Dan Lane.  From an amorphous background right through to his masterpiece, Dan shares with us his techniques for drawing birds and putting pigment to paper in his transparent watercolor and gouache painting of a Rufous-browed Peppershrike, which is featured in the current (2021) Field Guides calendar. It’s a fascinating process that Dan makes accessible to all.

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New episode - Beach Nesters: A Story of Summer in New York City

 

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.

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New episode - Camp Kitchen AZ: Rajas con Crema & Guacamole

 

Our trailer gives you a first look at our new OutBirding episode.

This episode of OutBirding with Field Guides showcases two different Mexican treats from the Camp Kitchen: Rajas con crema and guacamole. Dave Stejskal and John Coons share their tips and tricks so that you can have success with these easy and delicious recipes in your own camp kitchen. Dave and John also take us birding around Flagstaff, Arizona: if you thought you’d never salivate and think about gull identification at the same time, you might be surprised. Get your grocery list ready - you’re going to want to make a few batches of rajas and guacamole after you watch this!

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New episode - Cape May Raptor ID

 

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Even though they’re relatively large and widespread, raptors can be challenging to identify on the wing. Tom Johnson shares his favorite ways for simplifying raptor identification in the migration hotspot of Cape May, New Jersey. Using the benefits of 1/8 speed slow-motion video, this episode focuses on the flight identification of 16 species of raptors that occur regularly in Cape May. While this Mid-Atlantic species set may vary a bit from your own backyard hawkwatching spots, there’s sure to be overlap as well as some tips and principles that can help you out wherever you are.

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New episode - Rattlesnakes of Central Arizona (+ Clever Cardinal Bonus)

 

Check out the trailer for a peek at our new episode and accompanying bonus piece.

In this episode, we switch passions slightly and focus on herping! Micah Riegner and friends set out to track down an impressive diversity of rattlesnakes (and other reptiles) in the varied habitats of central Arizona. In addition to seeing these beautiful and exciting animals up-close, we learn a lot about their biology and natural history along the way. Watch out - some remarkable camouflage awaits you! 

But wait, there's more!

Dan Lane has been birding up a storm this year around his home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Even though he's seen an amazing array of rare species, he still takes time to closely observe the common residents of his backyard. In this week's bonus piece, Dan shares an ingenious feeding strategy of one particular Northern Cardinal.

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New episode - Thick-billed Parrot History (Part 2)

 

Our short trailer gives you an overview of this two-part conversation - this week, we are publishing the conclusion, Part 2. 

The Thick-billed Parrot is a globally Endangered species inhabiting the Sierra Madre Occidental of northwestern Mexico. The northernmost nesting population is only a few hours’ drive south of the US border, and the parrots used to occur regularly in some of the “sky island” mountain ranges of southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico.  To gain historical perspective on the first ecological studies of Thick-billed Parrots in the Sierra Madre and also the saga of the US population, Bret Whitney, Micah Riegner, and Rose Ann Rowlett invited some of the early researchers to give their first-hand accounts of these little-known chapters in North American ornithology. This episode, which is Part 2 of a two-part series, highlights the USFWS effort to reestablish a population of Thick-billed Parrots in Southeast Arizona.

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