This Month in Birding – May 2021

May 27, 2021

Sean Milnes, Jordan Rutter, and Purbita Saha join the May 2021 This Month in Birding panel to talk about some of the most important bird and birding related news items of the month.

Links to items discussed:

Female Bird Day (6:56)

Colombia boycotts the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Global Big Day (8:52)

AOS moves forward on changing English bird names (17:25)

The period cicada’s Brood X is here and impacting birds (24:15)

Chicago releases feral cats into the city (33:40)

Estimates of bird populations mean there are 6 wild birds per human (42:35)

And don’t forget that Black Birders Week is next week!

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