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Program #22 - August 28, 2009

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It's been quite awhile since our last podcast.  This has led to mass speculation about alien abduction or failure to pay our utility bills.  So, where have we been?  Today's program -- short though it is -- ends all the speculation.


My thanks to everyone involved with Birdwatch Radio.  Thanks to our guests, to those who've helped spread the word, to our sponsors who help pay those aforementioned utility bills, and especially to you for listening.  Thanks also to our engineer, Rich Roszel, who keeps me safe and manages to produce a half-way decent program.

 

Keep your feeders full and your lenses clean!

 


Program #21 - May 4, 2009

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Purple Martin (female) wearing a tiny geolocator device used to track the migratory path from Pennsylvania to South America and back again.

 

There is no more exciting time for birders than Spring Migration.

If you are lucky, you live in a place where the dawn chorus actually wakes you up in the morning; birds you haven't seen in months are returning with their plumage in great condition and for a couple of weeks you at least have a chance to glimpse some northern residents who are just passing through.

This is the time when places like High Island, Pt. Pelee and Cape May are overwhelmed and conquered by hordes of vest wearing, binocular carrying, warbler-necked fanatics…all praying for a fallout and another cup of coffee.

On this edition I've asked a number of past guests, friends, listeners and birding authorities to give me their thoughts, impressions and feelings about Spring Migration.

My thanks to everyone for their participation and to you for listening. Thanks also to our engineer Rich Roszel who did a yeoman's job and also to Mike Dowling, Vic Cionetti, and Matthew Sigmon for allowing us to use their music.
 

Best,


 

Program Links:

GUESTS IN ORDER:

 

John Fitzpatrick - www.birds.cornell.edu


Doug Carlson - www.utexas.edu/utpress/books/carrog.html


Peter Gordon - www.elachee.org


Julie Zickefoose - www.juliezickefoose.com/blog


Mike Bergin - natureblognetwork.com


Dr. Bridget Stutchbury

www.biol.yorku.ca/grad/faculty/bridgetj with new pic.htm

 

John Sill - www.johnsill.com

 
Ray Brown - www.talkinbirds.com


Alan Pulley - birdsnsuch.blogspot.com


Victor Emanuel - www.ventbird.com


Miyoko Chu - www.birds.cornell.edu


John Riutta - www.bornagainbirdwatcher.com


Mike O'Connor - www.birdwatchersgeneralstore.com


Clay Taylor - www.birdwatchersdigest.net/cd1000

 


 

MUSIC BY:

Mike Dowling - www.mikedowling.com

 

Vic Cionetti - www.viccionetti.com


Matthew Sigmon - www.matthewsigmon.com
 


 

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:

 

Wingscapes -- makers of BirdCam, a weatherproof, motion-activated, and easy to use camera that captures digital photos and videos of your birds while you are away.   This revolutionary tool will enhance how you observe, enjoy, and learn about wildlife.  Available online at www.wingscapes.com.

 

The Cape May Bird Observatory and New Jersey Audubon Society, fostering environmental awareness and a conservation ethic while preserving wildlife and natural systems since 1897-- online at www.BirdCapeMay.org and www.NJAudubon.org.


Program #20 - April 16, 2009

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Pete Dunne

 

Four guests, no waiting ... on this edition of Birdwatch Radio!

This concludes our interviews from the 2009 Space Coast Birding Festival as we talk with one of the country's most well known birders and authors, Pete Dunne.  Speaking of notables, we'll also chat a bit with preeminent bird photographer, Arthur Morris.
 

   

   

 

Arthur Morris

 

A mutual friend at the festival introduced me to Floyd Scholz, who is not only recognized as one the world's best bird carvers (specializing in raptors) but who is also a passionate birder and lover of the blues. How can you not like a guy like that?
 

  

Floyd Scholz carving

 

 

And we conclude with Lydia Thompson, who tells us a bit about the beautiful Georgia coast and the great birding available there. As an adopted Georgian myself, I concur.

A shout-out to our two new sponsors, Wingscapes, manufacturer of the state-of-the-art Birdcam, and also to the NJ Audubon Society and Cape May Bird Observatory. Thanks to them and thanks to you for listening and mentioning us to your friends and fellow birders.
 

   

   

 

Lydia Thompson

 

Remember, send your thoughts, sightings, suggestions and dinner invitations to Steve@BirdwatchRadio.com.

 
Best,


 

Program Links:

GUESTS:

 

PETE DUNNE is the Director of the Cape May Bird Observatory, V.P. of NJAS Natural History Information, and founder of the World Series of Birding. He is a well known author and co-author of numerous books about birds and birding including Hawks in Flight, Pete Dunne on Birding, Pete Dunne’s Essential Field Guide Companion and The Art of Pishing.  Learn more about Pete online at www.Birdcapemay.org.

 

ARTHUR MORRIS is a free-lance nature photographer and writer specializing in birds.  His work has won numerous awards and has been featured in dozens of magazines plus hundreds of books and calendars.  Art now photographs, travels, speaks, and teaches extensively in North America.  You'll find his work online at www.Birdsasart.com.

 

FLOYD SCHOLZ has been a professional carver since 1983, but is in his 41st year of carving.  He is universally recognized as a top carver of birds in the world. His portrayal of eagles, hawks, owls and many other large birds has won him a large international following and many top awards at major shows throughout the country.  Learn more about Floyd online at www.FloydScholz.com.


LYDIA THOMPSON is the birding ambassador of Coastal Georgia!  She coordinates birding trips and publishes a blog on Coastal Georgia birding as well.  You'll find information about her and her work here:


http://coastalgeorgiabirding-lydia.blogspot.com


http://lydiabirdsinart.homestead.com

 

 

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:

 

Wingscapes -- makers of BirdCam, a weatherproof, motion-activated, and easy to use camera that captures digital photos and videos of your birds while you are away.   This revolutionary tool will enhance how you observe, enjoy, and learn about wildlife.  Available online at www.wingscapes.com.

 

The Cape May Bird Observatory and New Jersey Audubon Society, fostering environmental awareness and a conservation ethic while preserving wildlife and natural systems since 1897-- online at www.BirdCapeMay.org and www.NJAudubon.org.


Program #19 - March 17, 2009

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On this edition of the program we go to the movies.  I know, I know, on the last program I promised you more interviews from the Space Coast Birding Festival, but that will happen next time.  Promise.

 

    Scott Crocker

 

Instead, we're going to give you a behind-the-scenes look at a movie that's having its world premier this month (March 2009)!  Ghost Bird is a documentary about the on-going search for the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker in and around Brinkley, Arkansas.  Ghost Bird was written and produced by our guest, Scott Crocker, with music written and performed by cellist Zoë Keating.
 

  

Brinkley, Arkansas jumped on the ivory-bill bandwagon.  This sign is at a hair stylist's shop in Brinkley.

 

 

It's almost spring and it's said that "hope springs eternal."  But even if we don't get another glimpse of the Ivory-Bill, I think you will enjoy this film and conversation.
  
Remember, send your thoughts, sightings and suggestions to Steve@BirdwatchRadio.com.

 

Happy Birding!

 

Program Links:
Learn more about the movie, Ghost Bird, and its producer, Scott Crocker with you visit www.Ghostbirdmovie.com.
 
You can discover the music of cellist Zoë Keating and hear what she wrote for this film at www.zoekeating.com.

Program #18 - February 26, 2009

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This time we head out to the Space Coast Birding Festival in Titusville, FL, for part one of our two part coverage of this great event.  Despite the weather, which was other than sunny and warm, I got in some great birding, and washed it down with some tasty seafood.

 

While there, I had a chance to chat with Ben Lizdas from Eagle Optics (top left with owl), Stephen Ingraham from Zeiss (at right), Mary Guthrie from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (not pictured) and James Currie, host of the new Birding Adventures TV program (below left).

 

We also open the mailbag and share some listener comments and suggestions.  Yours are welcome, too!  Send your thoughts, sightings and suggestions on how to rid my house of an uninvited "home maintenance specialist" to Steve@BirdwatchRadio.com.

 

Program Links:

GUESTS:

 

Ben Lizdas / Eagle Optics:  http://600birds.blogspot.com/
 
                                           http://www.eagleoptics.com


Stephen Ingraham:  http://www.zbirding.info

 
                                 http://www.zeiss.com


Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology:  http://www.birds.cornell.edu


James Currie / Birding Adventures:  http://www.Birdingadventures.com

 

BLOGGERS:

 

Connie Kogler  http://birdsothemorning.blogspot.com/


Ruth Johnson  http://rjknits.blogspot.com/


Dawn and Jeff  http://dawnandjeffsblog.blogspot.com/


Larry  http://brownstonebirder.blogspot.com/


Jason  http://www.beakspeak.com


 

Thanks to our sponsor, the Celebration of Whooping Cranes and Other Birds Festival in Port Aransas, TX (Feb 26 - Mar 1, 2009).


Program #17 - February 6, 2009

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The Birdwatch America Backyard Nature Products Trade Show is our destination on this edition of the program. We'll stroll through the isles and talk with a number of vendors about some new and interesting products for back yard birders and field birders alike.

 

We'll talk about Bird ID, Bird feeding, and Bird Rehabilitation -- even what's involved in publishing a Birding magazine.   Altogether, seven different guests step up to the mic including Amy Hooper (left), editor of Wild Bird magazine and Denese VanDyne (right) from birdJam.

 

As always, we love hearing from you!  Send your thoughts, sightings and suggestions to Steve@BirdwatchRadio.com.

Program Links:

Birding Business Magazine: www.BirdingBusiness.com


Timbuktu Outdoors: www.Timbuktuoutdoors.com


birdJam: www.birdJam.com


RememBird: www.Remembird.com


CareFree Enzymes: www.Carefreeenzymes.com


Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary: www.seabirdsanctuary.com


Wild Bird: www.Wildbirdmagazine.com


 

Thanks to our sponsor, the Celebration of Whooping Cranes and Other Birds Festival in Port Aransas, TX (Feb 26 - Mar 1, 2009).


Program #16 - January 10, 2009

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Birding is for EVERYONE! But if that’s the case, why are there so few minorities involved in bird watching? That question is examined by John C. Robinson (left) in his new book and on today’s program.

An aspect of Birding that is exploding is Blogging. And not just birding blogs, but nature blogs in general.  Mike Bergin (right) from 10,000 Birds and the Nature Blog Network joins us along with the always vivacious and knowledgeable, Sharon Stiteler (lower left) from Birdchick.com

It’s a little longer program than normal, but full of great information and a few laughs along the way.

Our underwriting friends on this podcast include The Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival in Titusville, FL and The Celebration of Whooping Cranes Festival in Aransas, TX.  As always, thank you for listening and telling your friends about the program.  And remember, we want to hear from you!  Send your comments and suggestions to Steve@BirdwatchRadio.com.

 

Happy Birding,
 

Program Links:

For information on John Robinson's book, Birding for Everyone, visit his web site, http://www.OnMyMountain.com/BirdingForEveryone.

 

Mike Bergin's blog can be found at http://www.10000Birds.com, and you can add your nature-oriented blog to the Nature Blog Network at http://www.NatureBlogNetwork.com.

 

Sharon Stiteler's blog can be found at http://www.BirdChick.comThere you'll also find information on her books, which are also available through Amazon.com.

 

You'll find information on the 12th Annual Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival (January 21-26, 2009) at http://www.nbbd.com/fly.

 

Thanks to our newest sponsor, the Celebration of Whooping Cranes and Other Birds Festival in Port Aransas, TX (Feb 26 - Mar 1, 2009).


Program #15 - December 24, 2008

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Tis' the Season….and so we get the inside scoop on Audubon's Christmas Bird Count from the guy who has been running this event since 1987, Geoff LeBaron (top right).
 
Our second conversation is with erstwhile long-line fishing boat captain, restaurateur and the founder of the Space Coast Bird and Wildlife Festival, Laurilee Thompson (left).  Her recipe for pelagic trip sea-sickness is not to be missed. Nor is the Space Coast Festival in Titusville, FL.
 
Finally, we present a seasonal musical interlude of ornithological interest; Mike Bergin (bottom right) of 10,000 Birds.com reviews The Twelve Days of Christmas. And drat, now I'll have it stuck in my head all day!
 
Thanks for joining us for Birdwatch Radio. Please tell a friend about us and consider subscribing so you don't miss a program. Click the RSS link for information or subscribe through Itunes or similar. After all….some of you got an Ipod for Christmas, right?
 

 

PS:  As always, please send your thoughts, suggestions or unused mistletoe to steve@birdwatchradio.com.  Send your unused or unwanted fruitcake to our audio engineer, Rich Roszel!

Program Links:

For information on the Christmas Bird Count that Geoff LeBaron discussed, visit the Audubon website at http://www.audubon.org/Bird/cbc.  Learn more about Geoff at http://audubon.org/news/pressroom/Leaders/LeBaron.html.

 

You'll find information on the 12th Annual Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival (January 21-26, 2009) at http://www.nbbd.com/fly.

 

Mike Bergin's blog can be found at http://www.10000Birds.com.

 

Thanks to our newest sponsor, the Celebration of Whooping Cranes and Other Birds Festival in Port Aransas, TX (Feb 26 - Mar 1, 2009).


Program #14 - November 29, 2008

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There were so many birds (and birders) at the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival that we couldn’t fit it all into one program, so here is part two!

In addition the festival itself, there is a thread that runs through this program: young people.  You’ll hear from Barry Lyon (top left) about the summer camps for teens put on by Victor Emanuel Nature Tours.

 

Jeff Bouton (right) tells us about meeting his science teacher and his “spark bird” on the shores of Lake Ontario.  We’ll talk with a young birder on our field trip to the Santa Ana NWR and Jessie Barry (bottom left) from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology explains how she got caught in the sixth grade reading something other than the approved curriculum.

Thoughts, suggestions or unused mistletoe can be forwarded to steve@birdwatchradio.com.

Program Links:

To learn more about Barry Lyon and his involvement with Victor Emanuel Nature Tours and its camps for teens, visit www.ventbird.com.

 

You'll find the Leica Birding Blog from Jeff Bouton of Leica Sports Optics at www.Birdwatchersdigest.com/leica.
 

Sign up for a My E-Bird account from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and learn more about birds and birding in your own area and around the world at
www.ebird.org.

Plan your trip to the 12th Annual Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival (January 21-26, 2009) at www.nbbd.com/fly.


Program #13 - November 16, 2008

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Road trip! We got undressed for security and had all of our recording gear scrutinized for this edition of the program as we traveled to the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival in Harlingen, TX.

 

Where to begin? A great time, great weather, great people and …great birds! We have four interviews for you from the festival, and I’ll also give you a run-down on what I added to my life list. (Never has writer’s cramp felt so good.) 
 

Photographer and birder Kevin Karlson

In this edition; David Shackelford from Rockjumper Birding Tours; Jim Danzenbaker, Sales Manager with Kowa Optics; Nick Papadopoulos with Burning Hawk Wines; and one of the country’s premier bird photographers, Kevin Karlson (at left).  Listen, enjoy and please….tell a friend.

Program Links:

To learn more about Rockjumper Birding Tours, to meet the guides and see their busy tour calendar, visit www.rockjumper.co.za.

 

To see the latest in sporting optics from Kowa, visit www.kowa-usa.com.

 
To learn more about
the philanthropic wine brand dedicated to saving millions of birds, visit www.Burninghawk.com.

 
For more information on Birding by Impression, and to see an amazing gallery of wildlife photography, visit Kevin Karlson's site, www.kevinkarlsonphotography.com.


Program #12 - October 29, 2008

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See the complete tour schedule and book your next birding adventure at ventbird.com.

On this edition of the program—Counting Crows!  Nope, not the band, but an annual event that takes place in backyards all across the U.S. and Canada.

 

Ornithologist David Bonter (photo at right) from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology joins us to talk about the sixteenth year of Project Feederwatch and how you can help science right from the comfort of your living room.  He also gives us some tips on feeders and birdseed.

In the second half, we chat with Homer Hansen (photo at left) about the upcoming Wings Over Willcox Birding and Nature Festival in Willcox, AZ.  Sounds like great fun and we thank W.O.W for their support.  (Please let them know you heard about them on Birdwatch Radio!)

Program Links:

To learn more about Project Feederwatch, and to sign-up, visit the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology's website: www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw/

 

Plan your trip to the Wings Over Willcox Birding and Nature Festival in Willcox, AZ at www.wingsoverwillcox.com/.


Program #11 - October 16, 2008

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A movie about Birding is about as common as well…that woodpecker we've all been hoping to spot for the last couple of years. Opposable Chums is about the competition, camaraderie and caffeine that are all part of the World Series of Birding.

 

Jason Kessler is a professional film maker in NYC and also a birdwatcher. He spent three seasons in Cape May, NJ shooting footage for this 65 minute film. It's great fun…so pop some corn and join us at the movies!

We also chat briefly with Father Tom Pincelli about a world-class birding festival he's been part of since its inception, The Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival coming up in November in Harlingen, TX.

 

Thanks to our sponsors for making the program possible.  Please show your support by visiting their sites and letting them know you heard about them on Birdwatch Radio!  And thank you for listening, for subscribing and for recommending us to your friends. Hope to see out in the field!

Program Links:

To order your copy of Jason Kessler's film, Opposable Chums, or for more details, visit www.opposablechums.com.


Learn more about the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival at
www.rgvbirdfest.com


Program #10 - September 26, 2008

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Several new field guides have been released this year including the Smithsonian Field Guide to the Birds of North America. The author is Ted Floyd who is also the Editor of Birding, the flagship publication of the American Birding Association.

Ted and I discuss the purposes behind a new field guide, the unique aspects of this guide, the collaborative effort it took to produce this work and why it probably needs to be on your bookshelf.

We review a few listener e-mails (to steve@birdwatchradio.com) and take a quick look at a couple of the country's oldest bird festivals:  Wings Over Willcox and the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival.

Thanks for listening, for subscribing and for recommending us to your friends. Hope to see out in the field!

Program Links:

For more information about the Smithsonian Field Guide to the Birds of North America by Ted Floyd, including an extensive look inside the book, visit the Harper Collins web site.


Listener Alan Pulley's blog: birdsnsuch.blogspot.com


Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival
www.rgvbirdfest.com


Wings Over Willcox Birding and Nature Festival
www.wingsoverwillcox.com


Program #9 - September 10, 2008

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Drive less.  Enjoy your yard more.

 

 Save 10% on your eBirdseed.com order when you click the  link above and enter the code BWR2008 at checkout.

 

See the complete tour schedule and book your next birding adventure at ventbird.com.

In 1978 Bill and Elsa Thompson left their jobs to start, of all things...a bird magazine. Today, Birdwatcher's Digest is the largest selling bird-watching magazine in the country and remains a family business. On this program we observe the thirtieth anniversary of BWD with editor Bill Thompson III.

Plus, I tell you about the my latest life bird, a gorgeous bird to look at and even more breathtaking in the sky.

As always, we thank our supporters at eBirdseed.com and Victor Emanuel Nature Tours for making this program possible.

Remember, if you enjoy the podcast, please tell a friend or someone else in the birding world you think should know of our existence. Thanks!

Program Links:

For more information about the history of Birdwatcher's Digest and the many additional products and resources they offer (WARNING: This is like taking a drink from a fire hose) ... check 'em out at www.birdwatchersdigest.com.


Program #8 - August 23, 2008

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See the complete tour schedule and book your next birding adventure at ventbird.com.

On this edition of the program we celebrate the centennial month of Roger Tory Peterson's birthday. Peterson was born on August 28, 1908 -- one hundred years ago. Peterson was a skilled and passionate artist, writer and conservationist. But it was his field guides and the Peterson System of identification that garnered world-wide acclaim and recognition.

Birdwatcher, The Life of Roger Tory Peterson is the second biography on Roger to come out in 2008. Its author, Elizabeth J. Rosenthal, is our first guest on this installment of BWR. The book is published by The Lyons Press.

Our second guest is an old friend of RTP, Victor Emanuel. You'll hear Victor's reflections on their meeting, their friendship and what made Roger special. Victor is the founder of Victor Emanuel Nature Tours and I'm proud to say VENT is one of our sponsors.

Another underwriter that helps make this podcast happen is eBirdseed.com. I hope you'll visit their blog and their store and take advantage of their 10% discount for Birdwatch Radio listeners.  (See details at right.)

If you enjoy the podcast, please forward this link to a friend or someone else in the birding world you think should know of our existence. Thanks!
 

Program Links:

You can find out more about Elizabeth Rosenthal and her latest book, Birdwatcher, The Life of Roger Tory Peterson, at her website, www.petersonbird.com.  You can read an excerpt at Amazon.com.  Both sights have details on how to purchase your copy.


Program #7 - July 23, 2008

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Drive less.  Enjoy your yard more.

 

 Save 10% on your eBirdseed.com order when you click the  link above and enter the code BWR2008 at checkout.

 

See the complete tour schedule and book your next birding adventure at ventbird.com.

There's no doubt that the internet has changed birding like no technology since the development of the modern binocular.  On those days when getting outdoors isn't possible, or when you have a little extra time on your lunch hour, there are hundreds (thousands?) of websites and blogs all devoted to watching, enjoying and studying wild birds.
 

One of my favorite bird blogs is Born Again Bird Watcher.  John Riutta (pictured) produces this delightful and informative blog and I think you'll enjoy hearing about John, his blog and why he feels "born again."
 
Thanks always to those folks who make this podcast possible: eBirdseed.com (be sure to enter the code BWR2008 at checkout to get the 10% discount offered to our listeners) and Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT).  Victor Emanuel will be a guest on our next program, so listen for that.
 
Remember, if you enjoy the show, please tell someone. If you find an Ivory-billed Woodpecker, please tell me.
Program Links:

John Riutta's blog, Born Again Bird Watcher www.bornagainbirdwatcher.com

John's links to "Sartorial Splendor" mentioned at the end of this program --  what the overly well-dressed birder might wear:

* Beau Ties Ltd. (Bow Ties)
* Bill's Private Stock (Bow Ties)
* Country Innovation (Field Clothing)
* John Helmer Haberdasher (Everything)
* Maui Jim (Sunglasses)
* Paradise on a Hanger (Aloha Shirts)


Program #6 - July 8, 2008

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Drive less.  Enjoy your yard more.

 

 Save 10% on your eBirdseed.com order when you click the  link above and enter the code BWR2008 at checkout.

 

See the complete tour schedule and book your next birding adventure at ventbird.com.

After a few weeks off due to some personal and family related stuff, it's good to be back. In this program I have the pleasure of talking with author Mike O'Connor about his book, Why Don't Woodpeckers Get Headaches. Mike also runs one of the oldest bird supply stores in the country (Birdwatcher's General Store) and he turned out to be a fun guy to chat with.


We also want to welcome two new partners.... eBirdseed.com and Victor Emanuel Nature Tours.

Dan and Gordon at eBirdseed.com really know their stuff, have a great selection and prices and ... offer free shipping on every product, every day. Best of all, you get a 10% discount on anything in the store when you visit eBirdseed.com/birdwatchradio. We do appreciate their support of the podcast and the birding community!

Victor Emanuel started Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT) thirty years ago. Today they are respected as one of the industry leaders when it comes to bird and natural history tours and cruises.    It's a honor to "on board."

Program Links:

TODAY'S GUEST

 
Mike O'Connor, Author & Store Owner

Why Don't Woodpeckers Get Headaches - Get the book here.

Birdwatchers General Store www.birdwatchersgeneralstore.com

 

Also mentioned on the program:

NPR recently aired an interview with Bill Thompson of Birdwatchers Digest.  Bill has a new book on introducing birding to children.  The interview, as well as information on how to get the book, can be found here:

www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=91561739

 


Program #5 - April. 22, 2008

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This is the second part of Steve's conversation with author Douglas Carlson about his book, Roger Tory Peterson-A Biography.

They discuss Peterson's near-death experiences, his column in Bird Watchers Digest, his obsession with photography and his legacy at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute.

And, there's also a recording from Steve's back deck and a recommendation of some favorite websites.  Our thanks, once again, to Houghton-Mifflin, publishers of Roger Tory Peterson's Field Guide Series, for helping to make these programs possible.
 

Program Links:

You can view the table of contents and read an excerpt from the book here:  http://www.utexas.edu/utpress/excerpts/excarrog.html

 

Blogs and websites mentioned include the following:

 

www.Birdchick.com
www.Birdfreak.com
www.Bornagainbirdwatcher.com
www.Birdsasart.com


Program #4 - April. 6, 2008

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In this edition I have a chance to sit down with Douglas Carlson, to discuss his new biography of Roger Tory Peterson.   There was no more important person to birding and the natural world than Peterson, whose field guide series, writing, painting and passion for birds is unparalleled.   Douglas Carlson does wonderful job of exploring Peterson's life, his passion and his legacy.  Our thanks to Houghton-Mifflin, publishers of Roger Tory Peterson's Field Guide Series, for helping to make these programs possible.

Also in this podcast, Turkey and Black Vultures have a feast....at my house.

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You can view the table of contents and read an excerpt from the book here:  http://www.utexas.edu/utpress/excerpts/excarrog.html

 


Program #3 - March. 7, 2008

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Steve couldn't break away from the Space Coast Birding Conference.  This is the second of two shows featuring interviews from the conference.  Guests include Cameron Cox from Nikon; artist and naturalist Louise Zemaitis; Rich Downing from the American Birding Association; and Jay Davis, the designer of Bird Jam.  Steve also discusses important work ahead for those who are concerned about the proposed NASA launch pad in the Merritt Island NWR, and takes us back in time -- ever so briefly -- to 1969.

Program Links:


 

Nikon Binoculars:  www.Nikoncuttingedg.com

 

Louise Zemaitis:  http://www.swallowtailstudio.net/

 

American Birding Association:  www.Americanbirding.org

 

BirdJam:  www.Birdjam.com

 

 

Information about proposed launch pad by NASA at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge:

 

Merritt Island NWR

 

Article from the Orlando Sentinel

 

To call with your comments; Mario Busacca- Environmental Program Office, Kennedy Space Center.

321-867-8456   (probably most effective)   

321-867-8040   (Fax)

Or, email:  KSC-CVLC@nasa.gov  

 


Program #2 - Feb. 16, 2008

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Steve heads to the Space Coast Birding Conference.  This is the first of two shows featuring interviews from the conference.  Guests include Steven Ingraham, James Wood, and Lorilee Thompson.  Steve also ties in sightings from the South, a little music trivia, and somehow ties all that in to Valentines Day.

Program Links:


 

www.Zeiss.com/sports   (Stephen Ingraham)

 

www.BirdwatchersDigest.com/leica   (Story about Digipoaching)
 
www.RaptorProject.com   (Jonathan Wood)
 
www.nbbd.com/fly   (Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival)
 
www.DixieCrossroads.com/   (Laurilee Thompson)
 
www.YouTube.com  (Loving You, Minnie Ripperton ... and birds)
 
www.RichRoszel.com   (Rich Roszel: Audio Engineer/All-around Good Guy)

 


Program #1 - Jan. 25, 2008

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Steve reviews the Birdwatch America nature products trade show in Atlanta, speaking with the guys from Leica, Swarovski and Vortex.  He also meets with the President of Droll Yankees, a representative from Wingscapes Birdcam and chats with a lady with a boothful of raptors.   

Program Links:


 

www.birdingbusiness.com  (Mitch Whitten)
 
www.birdwatchersdigest.com  (Bill Thompson III )
 
www.birdchick.com   (Sharon Stiteler)
 
www.leica-camera.us/home

www.vortexoptics.com
 
www.wingscapes.com
 
www.drollyankees.com
 
www.hawktalk.org
 
www.swarovskioptik.com

 

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