4 episodes

Stories, experts, and special guests on how birds help us keep looking up.

The Thing with Feathers: birds and hope with Courtney Ellis Courtney Ellis

    • Leisure
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Stories, experts, and special guests on how birds help us keep looking up.

    The Delight of Birding Societies and Conservation (Dr. Tim O'Connell, president of the Wilson Ornithological Association)

    The Delight of Birding Societies and Conservation (Dr. Tim O'Connell, president of the Wilson Ornithological Association)

    This week: Courtney talks to Tim O'Connell about ecology, conservation, cultural beliefs about eagles and vultures, and Tim offers up the best bobolink impression we've ever heard.

    The Thing with Feathers is birds, birding, and hope with an obsessive newbie birder and a wide range of experts and special guests.

    New episodes every Monday! 

    Links from Tim's show:

    Wilson Ornithological Society

    The American Bird Conservancy

    Cambridge Conservation Initiative with Bill Sutherland

    Himalayan Connections to Vultures and Sky Burial

    Follow Tim:

    Twitter

    Wordpress

    A couple free apps to get you birding:

    Merlin Bird ID

    E-Bird

    Follow Courtney:

    Twitter

    Facebook

    Website

    Many thanks to author & professor Todd Peterson for suggesting the perfect name for the pod (and for Emily Dickinson, for having such a lovely poem in the public domain!). Our music is by Del Belcher. The Thing with Feathers is hosted and produced by Courtney Ellis.


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Joy of Backyard Birds (Dr. Joan Strassmann, biologist and author of Slow Birding)

    The Joy of Backyard Birds (Dr. Joan Strassmann, biologist and author of Slow Birding)

    Courtney talks to brilliant biologist and author Joan Strassmann about the gifts of paying attention, the under-appreciated blue jay, citizen science, and why mockingbirds might just blow your mind. 

    Links from Joan's show

    Joan's book - Slow Birding: the Art and Science of Enjoying the Birds in Your Own Backyard

    Free Birding & Ecology Resources

    Merlin Bird ID

    E-Bird

    iNaturalist

    Seek

    Follow Joan:

    Twitter

    Wordpress

    The Thing with Feathers is birds, birding, and hope with an obsessive newbie birder and a wide range of experts and special guests.

    New episodes every Monday!

    Follow Courtney:

    Twitter

    Facebook

    Website

    Many thanks to author & professor Todd Peterson for suggesting the perfect name for the pod (and for Emily Dickinson, for having such a lovely poem in the public domain!). Our music is by Del Belcher. The Thing with Feathers is hosted and produced by Courtney Ellis.


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    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/courtney-ellis02/message

    • 51 min
    The Friendship Between Faith and Science + Barred Owls (Dr. Paul Wallace, physicist and astronomer)

    The Friendship Between Faith and Science + Barred Owls (Dr. Paul Wallace, physicist and astronomer)

    Courtney talks to Paul Wallace about expansive faith, the gift of wonder, barred owls, and A Bird from the Lord.

    Links from Paul's show

    Paul's books - Love & Quasars and The Stars Beneath Us

    Free Birding & Ecology Resources

    Merlin Bird ID

    E-Bird

    iNaturalist

    Seek

    Follow Paul:

    Twitter

    The Thing with Feathers is birds, birding, and hope with an obsessive newbie birder and a wide range of experts and special guests.

    New episodes every Monday!

    Follow Courtney:

    Twitter

    Facebook

    Website

    Many thanks to author & professor Todd Peterson for suggesting the perfect name for the pod (and for Emily Dickinson, for having such a lovely poem in the public domain!). Our music is by Del Belcher. The Thing with Feathers is hosted and produced by Courtney Ellis.


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    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/courtney-ellis02/message

    • 59 min
    Episode 01: Preview to The Thing With Feathers Podcast, birds and hope with Courtney Ellis and non-birder spouse Daryl

    Episode 01: Preview to The Thing With Feathers Podcast, birds and hope with Courtney Ellis and non-birder spouse Daryl

    Welcome to The Thing With Feathers! This preview covers the story behind the show, how birds can unite us, Badly Drawn Birds, #ABirdFromTheLord, why Twitter is the best birding social media, and why Courtney is constitutionally unable to replace the toilet paper roll. 

    The Thing with Feathers is birds, birding, and hope with an obsessive newbie birder and a wide range of experts and special guests.

    Free Birding & Ecology Resources

    Merlin Bird ID

    E-Bird

    iNaturalist

    Seek

    Follow Courtney:

    Twitter

    Facebook

    Website

    Many thanks to author & professor Todd Peterson for suggesting the perfect name for the pod (and for Emily Dickinson, for having such a lovely poem in the public domain!). Our music is by Del Belcher. The Thing with Feathers is hosted and produced by Courtney Ellis.


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    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/courtney-ellis02/message

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

CourtSusan ,

A dream podcast

I love the idea behind Courtney’s podcast. Birds + hope - the best medicine for the soul! I look forward to each Monday!

KirkMcCall ,

Yay For Birds And For Courtney!

One episode in and I already love it! The joy that fills Courtney’s heart is so evident in her voice, and her enthusiasm for birds is infectious. She’s a gem of a person and I look forward to hearing great stories from her guests.

LilToadRanchLady ,

Birding- the gift of paying attention

This podcast is a great reminder to all of us busy humans to pay attention. This podcast will spark your curiosity and catch you up into deeper things or higher things with the birds.

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