This Month in Birding – April 2021
April 29, 2021
The last Thursday of the month and that means it’s time for the This Month in Birding panel. April 2021 is a special month because it marks one year from the 1st This Month in Birding, and one year since the podcast went to a weekly format. We’re joined by a panel of Birds Canada’s Jody Allair, Orietta Estrada of the Birder’s Fund, and The Birdist, Nick Lund, who come to talk about the AOS Bird Names Congress, Bald Eagles, big news for the Black & Latinx Scholarship Fund, and thoughts on the accuracy of nature documentaries.
Links to topics discussed:
Bald Eagle Population Estimate
Black & Latinx Birder Scholarship Fund News
The Problem with Nature Documentaries
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