Few birders in North American have taken on the mantle of urban birding like Ohio native Jen Brumfield. Her Cuyahoga County big years are the stuff of legend, not only for their high totals but for the passion she throws into birding her hometown of Cleveland and getting others excited about the birdlife and birding opportunities there. Guest host and Chicago native Greg Neise who has his own long history birding in urban areas, steps in for Nate Swick to talk to Jen about her Big Years, her favorite local patches, and what she loves about birding in the city.

Birding editor Ted Floyd shares a commentary about his favorite urban bird.

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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.