Halcyon Kingfisher Journeys With Marina Richie
May 18, 2023
Despite being such a charismatic bird, there are very few books about our 2023 Bird of the Year Belted Kingfisher, but this week’s guest Marina Richie has written one. Her 2022 title, Halcyon Journey: In Search of the Belted Kingfisher documents the seven years she spent watching a pair of kingfishers near her home in Missoula, Montana, and her relationship with the birds and with herself. She also writes about it in an upcoming issue of Birding magazine
Also, Nate is back from the Biggest Week in American Birding
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I was walking up to Multnomah Falls and saw a dipper on a rock. When he/she jumped off the rock and started swimming I loudly proclaimed “hey everybody, look at that bird swim! It’s called a dipper”. Everybody turned and were thoroughly entertained. It felt good to point out natures wonders.