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Learn fun bird facts for your next happy hour! Perfect for newbie bird fans, long-time birders, and people who want to learn cool sh*t about birds—we're pretty sure that's you. Join Mo and Sarah for a casual (and very millenial) conversation about all things birding. You'll meet amazing birders, get the latest bird news, and hear lesser-discussed topics around birds and birdwatching. Rated R for "Ridiculously LOLOLOL-worthy."

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Learn fun bird facts for your next happy hour! Perfect for newbie bird fans, long-time birders, and people who want to learn cool sh*t about birds—we're pretty sure that's you. Join Mo and Sarah for a casual (and very millenial) conversation about all things birding. You'll meet amazing birders, get the latest bird news, and hear lesser-discussed topics around birds and birdwatching. Rated R for "Ridiculously LOLOLOL-worthy."

    41: NYC is for Plovers - Interview with Chris Allieri of the NYC Plover Project

    41: NYC is for Plovers - Interview with Chris Allieri of the NYC Plover Project

    Welcome to another episode of Bird Sh*t! It's currently nesting and fledgling season for adorable shorebirds. As such, we're excited to talk to Chris Allieri, founder of the NYC Plover Project. 

    Chris joins us to talk about:
    what it's like on the frontlines of the annual summer showdown: shorebirds vs. the worldthe wacky and wonderful world of starting a wildlife conversation non-profitLOTS OF CUTE LITTLE PIPING PLOVERS conversation optimism in a continuously depressing world (or is it just us that feel this way? loooool)Tune in to hear about the amazing work that Chris and his team of 250+ volunteers do every year to help give piping plovers—an endangered species—a fighting chance on the popular summer beaches of NYC. 

    And, as always, keep your eyes to the skies (or the beach)!
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    40: Migration madness!

    40: Migration madness!

    Wake up, folks, because our hiatus is over and IT'S MIGRATION SEASON.

    In this episode, we're bringing you five incredible bird migrations: the longest, the shortest, and some impressive ones in between. We also cover some fun birds in the news stories, including Zoom parrots.

    Plus, find out if we actually know the length of an American football field and hear some terrible British accents. It's all waiting for you on this "welcome back" episode of Bird Sh*t!


    BIRD SHIT WE DISCUSSED
    BIRDS WE MENTION (in order)
    Ruby-crowned kinglet
    Snowy plover
    Piping plover
    Macaw
    Arctic tern
    Sooty Shearwater
    Bar-tailed Godwit
    Adélie Penguin
    Dusky grouse (blue grouse)


    BIRDS IN THE NEWS
    SpaceX vs. the shorebirds (guess who’s winning)

    Scientists are making terrifying drones from taxidermied birds

    Parrots use video chat (and love it)


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    39: Flicker? I hardly know her!

    39: Flicker? I hardly know her!

    Knock on wood: we're talking about woodpeckers this episode! These recognizable and unique species of birds have a lot of cool secrets up their sleeves. Tune in as we unpack what makes them so special (and make a few sexual innuendos along the way, of course).

    Plus, we discuss birds in the news, including the controversial (possible) rediscovery of the Ivory-billed woodpecker and the benefits of mixing birds with wine.



    BIRDS WE MENTION (in order)
    American robin
    Peregrine falcon
    Great horned owl
    Prothonotary warbler
    American kestrel
    Ivory-billed woodpecker
    Red-tailed hawk
    Bald Eagles
    Lesser Scaup
    Canada goose
    Snow goose
    Black vulture
    Northern flicker
    Yellow-bellied sapsucker
    Ruby-throated hummingbird
    Red-bellied woodpecker
    Red-headed woodpecker
    Golden-fronted woodpecker

    BIRDS IN THE NEWS
    Ivory-billed woodpecker...is it back?
    For our coverage, we used The Guardian's coverage and @alexander_lees for useful commentary

    Wine + birds = pretty awesome

    Bird flu is bad and might be here to stay

    OTHER COOL SH*T
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    38: I come for the birds Down Under! Birds from Australia and New Zealand

    38: I come for the birds Down Under! Birds from Australia and New Zealand

    We're flying the coop and pretending to be snowbirds! This month, we're chatting all about birds from Australia and New Zealand (a request from one of our listeners). Not gonna lie: we learned some AMAZING facts about these southern hemisphere birds.
    So sit back, enjoy a Vegemite sandwich, and marvel at these birds from Down Under.

    Plus, we give some shout-outs to some listeners who recently sent in fan mail. Thanks for the love! If you like what you hear, please leave us a review on iTunes or drop us an email. We'd love to hear from you (unless you're Norton Antivirus Software spam)!

    BIRDS WE MENTION (in order)
    Stellar’s Sea-Eagle
    Boat-billed Heron
    Hooded Warbler
    Satin Bowerbird
    Common Raven
    Tawny Frogmouth
    Superb fairy-wren
    Noisy Miner
    Mōhua (Yellowhead)
    Morepork (Ruru)
    Southern Boobook
    Southern Cassowary
    Night Parrot

    OTHER COOL SH*T
    Support our show at Ko-Fi! Pretty please and thaaaaaaaanks!
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    37: Grandma Sweatshirt Birds

    37: Grandma Sweatshirt Birds

    The holiday season is upon us and nothing says "festive" like a warm, cozy, sweatshirt...screenprinted with some birds on snow-covered branches and probably some pinecones or other ambiguous "outdoor" motives. That's right: put away your ugly sweaters because it's GRANDMA SWEATSHIRT SEASON EVERYONE. 

    We both have fond memories of our grandmas wearing bird-adorned sweatshirts this time of year. In an homage to both them and this beloved 90s attire,  we are discussing some of the quintessential birds found on "grandma sweatshirts." 

    Plus, Sarah introduces her new ~ SCIENCE ZONE ~ segment and brings the latest in bird science to you!

    We also briefly discuss what we've been doing (hint: PARENTING NONSTOP) instead of making great podcast episodes for all of you. But we hope to jump back into consistent podcasting in 2022!

    BIRDS WE MENTION:
    Cedar Waxwing
    Northern Cardinal
    Black-capped Chickadee
    Eastern Bluebird
    White-breasted Nuthatch


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    36: Beachin' Birds: Summer Shorebirds

    36: Beachin' Birds: Summer Shorebirds

    IT'S SUMMERTIME, BABYYYY! We're coming at you with the hottest facts about some beachin' North American shorebirds, as well as ways you can help keep the shores safe for birds. Cool down with this tall glass of bird banter!

    We also share some of our favorite answers to our recent Instagram question: what bird would you want for your neighbor? Tune in to see if we selected yours!

    BIRD SHIT WE DISCUSSED
    USEFUL RESOURCES
    Check out the NYC Plover Project for great tips on keeping shorebirds safe!BIRDS WE MENTION (in order)
    Yellow WarblerCommon TernPiping PloverKilldeerBlack-necked StiltAmerican WoodcockBlack SkimmerSora





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