This Month in Birding – October 2022

October 27, 2022

It’s the end of October and time for our monthly This Month in Birding panel. This week features a fun crew with MD/DC Bird Atlas coordinator Gabriel FoleyBirding magazine editor Frank Izaguirre, and Sarah Swanson, author of the new Best Little Book of Birds: Oregon CoastThe panel geeks out over woodpecker brains, commiserates over the sobering State of the Birds, and suggests exciting bird costume ideas for Halloween, among other things.

Links to topics discussed in this episode:

2022 State of the Birds Reveals Widespread Losses of Birds in all Habitats

Never Before Seen Colorful Bird Hybrid Surprises Scientists

Even a Small Amount of Spilled Oil Damages Seabird Feathers

Woodpecker Brains Process Their Own Tree-Drumming as if its Birdsong

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