This Month in Birding – February 2023
February 23, 2023
February might be the shortest month, but that doesn’t mean it gets the short shrift when it comes to This Month in Birding. We’ve got a great panel this month that absolutely adores birds as is appropriate for the season. Jody Allair from Birds Canada, Sarah Bloemers of the Bird Sh*t Podcast, and our friend Nick Lund, the Birdist, join us to talk about Steller’s Jay splits, Hawaiian Island Restoration, the possible return of the Dodo, and much more!
Links to stories discussed in this episode:
Steller’s Jay Might be Multiple Species
Lahua Island Restoration Efforts
A “De-Extinction” Company Wants to Bring Back the Dodo
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This was a fun conversation. I hadn’t been aware of the eBird changes in relation to exotic species….so I will now read up on that. It doesn’t really impact me too much as I have never been a number chaser. I likely will never invest in a big year….though noting wrong with that for the right mindset and wallet. I am more of a slow birder (new term I just learned). I love to just select a good spot and let the birds come to me. It is amazing what moves through an area when you stop and settle in… Read more »
I’d like to nominate the wing clap display of the Franklin’s Spruce Grouse as best display. A few years ago I got to watch a male launch out of a tree, land and clap its wings, walk back and climb the same tree, and do it again and again.