ID Nation: Early Spring Challenges

March 18, 2021

Spring is here and birders across North America, including new pandemic birders for whom this might be their very first spring migration as a birder, are looking forward to birds return. And to help them along, we’re starting a new regular feature on the American Birding Podcast, an identification roundtable. This time we tackle early spring ID challenges with a couple crack birders, Tom Johnson from Field Guides and artist and ornithology graduate student Marky Mutchler. Join us as we chat waterthrushes, blackbirds, and strategies for approaching big groups of migrating birds.

Also, it’s March Madness and kudos to Creighton for having the best bird mascot in the field.

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