39 episodes

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."

    38: Flicker? I hardly know her!

    38: 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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    • 44 min
    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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    • 46 min
    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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    • 39 min
    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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    • 34 min
    35: Let's Create a Bird Union with Audubon for All!

    35: Let's Create a Bird Union with Audubon for All!

    We hope you're ready for some tea. The National Audubon Society is front and center of a lot of important conversations regarding race, inclusivity, and equality—both in the workplace and the great outdoors.

    In the past few months, the majority of Audubon’s employees have declared that they want to form a union to protect employee’s rights and have a seat at the table. Some Audubon employees have formed Audubon for All, the official name for the union at the National Audubon Society. But, sadly, they have run into some roadblocks with The Audubon Society's executive leadership, who still refuse to recognize the union. Cue the corporate bullsh*t.

    We sit down with Tykee James and Sharon Bruce, two Audubon Society employees and backers of Audubon for All. They share more about the union, their goals, their struggles, and the uneven playing field between the Audubon Society's executive leadership and on-the-ground employees.

    Plus, some listeners share what bird they would want to be and why! 


    BIRD SHIT WE DISCUSSED
    USEFUL RESOURCES
    Follow (and support!) the Audubon for All union on Instagram (@audubonforall) and Twitter. Make sure you sign their letter of support! You can also tweet @AudubonSociety and tell them to get it together. 

    BIRDS WE MENTION (in order)
    • Barn Owl
    • American White Pelican
    • Common Raven
    • Chimney Swift
    • Carolina Wren
    • Emu
    • Cassowary
    • Black Hawk-Eagle
    • Golden Eagle
    • Loggerhead Shrike
    • Killdeer
    • Pigeons (always pigeons)
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    • 50 min
    34: Mother Flockers: Cool Bird Moms

    34: Mother Flockers: Cool Bird Moms

    We're back! After welcoming our own little baby birds into the world, we wanted to share our favorite bird moms for our first episode of 2021. Yes, this episode is coming out after Mother's Day, but we were able to record it on Mother's Day so it feels relevant still. Some of these bird moms are admirable mentors and others make...questionable parenting decisions.

    Plus, we share some recent "Birds in the News" (because it turns out you miss a LOT of news when you take 9 months off of recording a podcast).
     
    BIRD SHIT WE DISCUSSED
    ** Support the show! **

    BIRDS WE MENTION (in order)
    California Condor
    Hawfinch
    Brambling
    European Turtle Dove
    Least Tern
    Shoebill Stork
    Laysan Albatross

    BIRDS IN THE NEWS
    California Condors Throw House Party While Owner is Away
    Italians Feast on Illegally-Hunted, Endangered Songbird
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

Brdrgrrrl ,

Irreverent and fun with strength in their interviews

Team Mo and Sara have a good thing going with their guest interview episodes with birder personalities. I find the interview episodes stronger than the bird info episodes but that is my own bias for learning about the people who bird vs the birds themselves (other podcasts like BirdNote and Laura Erickson have the bird education delivered in a more appealing, shorter format in my opinion). The hosts are doing a wonderful service making birding more open and welcoming less snooty and perfection driven. Listening to them is like a bird walk with your fun friends.

Ha11Ha ,

New Fav!!

LOVE this podcast!! My new favorite!

CurlyC76 ,

So great!

Just discovered this pod. Love Sara and Mo, their humor is right up my alley. Love birds and birding but am an amateur so love the tips. Also love “Keep your eyes to the skies!” I say it all the time now. Keep it up!!!

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