08-26: This Month in Birding – June 2024

June 27, 2024

The summer solstice marks another turn of the seasons to nesting and post-breeding dispersal, and, in some case southward migration once again. And the end of the month means turn to This Month in Birding, our roundtable discussion with some birding friends. We welcome back Nick Lund, Jordan Rutter, and Brodie Cass Talbott for a wide-ranging discussion that includes polyamorous shorebirds, Giga-geese, and birder “would you rathers”.

Links to articles discussed in this episode:

Tiny New Zealand bird delivers a lesson in birdsong evolution

Polyandrous birds evolve faster than monogamous ones, new study finds

New fossils show what Australia’s giant prehistoric ‘thunder birds’ looked like

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