Rails are a mysterious and enigmatic family, often requiring and rewarding effort. Researcher Auriel Fournier knows that more than most, and her work with rails in Missouri has shed some light on how these birds migrate and how they use the landscape when they do. Auriel joins me to talk Rallidae and STEM outreach for women.
Also, Greg Neise and Birding editor Ted Floyd are back to discuss the much-maligned House Sparrow. Or, at least, to discuss their remarkable molt.
Some other things mentioned in this episode include ABA President Jeff Gordon’s Facebook Live posts from the Protect Santa Ana Protest March, and the Dead Birds Facebook group.
Subscribe to the podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Google Play, and please leave a rating or a review if you are so inclined! We appreciate it!
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.
Thanks for the mention, Nate! Please point people towards flap.org and collisions.abcbirds.org for good info on preventing strikes: things like putting feeders directly on (or within 3 feet) of glass is critical if feeder strikes are an issue, and products like Acopian Bird Savers, Feather Friendly, and ABC Bird Tape can be applied externally as well.