My guest this time around is Scott Somershoe, Land Bird Coordinator for the US Fish & Wildlife Service, whose recent work has him surveying populations of our 2016 Bird of the Year Chestnut-collared Longspur and other shortgrass species in Colorado and Montana. We send off our 2016 Bird of the Year by talking about why this habitat is so important, what we need to find out about these birds, and what birders can do to help.
Plus, Greg Neise and Ted Floyd discuss identification of Canada and Cackling Geese, with some tips you might be able to apply to your Christmas Bird Count.
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The American Birding Podcast brings together staff and friends of the American Birding Association as we talk about birds, birding, travel and conservation in North America and beyond.
Join host Nate Swick every other Thursday for news and happenings, recent rarities, guests from around the birding world, and features of interest to every birder.
Are transcripts available?
Not currently. We haven’t really talked about whether we will do that, but I’ll keep it in mind if there is enough interest.
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I appreciate that. It’s probably a good practice to get into before we get too deep into this thing.
Loved it! Great information and well presented.
Having spent, for the first time, a month long birding trip through the wild areas of the pot hole country in May/June, 2016, I feel that Scott’s description of the incredible display of flora and fauna of the grasslands is right on. A very good podcast. Thanks.
love the podcasts, thanks
Hey, everybody. This podcast starts off with the news of the proposal to designate the Gray Jay (Mésangeai du Canada) as the national bird of Canada. As an FYI, this story is covered in Paul Hess’s “News & Notes” column in the forthcoming April 2017 issue of Birding magazine. Stay tuned!