New episode - Micah Riegner paints a LeConte's Thrasher

 

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It’s spring in the desert, and Micah Riegner is spending time surveying for thrashers in some wild places in Arizona. In this week’s episode, Micah combines his scientific pursuit of thrashers with his artistic passion, and he takes us along for the ride. Join in as Micah uses his field experience to inform his sketching process and the brushstrokes that eventually shape his beautiful watercolor painting.

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New episode - Cape May ID Pairs: Early Spring

 

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This identification episode deals with separating three puzzling pairs of birds from Cape May, New Jersey. Through comparison video of Bonaparte’s and Black-headed gulls, Savannah Sparrow subspecies, and Lesser and Greater scaup, Tom Johnson shares some of his favorite ways to approach field ID. Even if you live across the country or on the other side of the world, you can to apply these comparative techniques to sort out your local early spring birds.

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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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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