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.
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!
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.
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.
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.