This Month in Birding – March 2023

March 30, 2023

Spring is in the air in March, at least theoretically across much of the ABA Area. And the last Thursday of the month means This Month in Birding, our monthly panel discussion that covers all the important and not-so-important bits of birding news from the month that was. This month’s panel features Brodie Cass Talbott and Sarah Swanson from Portland Audubon and aeroecologist Mikko Jimenez talking Audubon’s name, Bell Bowl Prairie, and what to do about the famous Flaco the Eagle-Owl.

Links to stories discussion in this episode:

National Audubon Society Announces Decision to Retain Current Name

U.S. birds’ Eastern, Western behavior patterns are polar opposites

Priceless Bell Bowl Prairie Demolished in Rockford

Latin American and Caribbean researchers detail colonialism in ornithology

Flaco, Central Park Zoo Owl, Tastes Freedom and Isn’t Rushing to Return

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