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American Birding Podcast #2: Scott Somershoe on Prairie Bird Conservation

American Birding Podcast Episode 2 is available now!

My guest this time around is Scott Somershoe, Land Bird Coordinator for the US Fish & Wildlife Service, whose recent work has him surveying populations of our 2016 Bird of the Year Chestnut-collared Longspur and other shortgrass species in Colorado and Montana. We send off our 2016 Bird of the Year by talking about why this habitat is so important, what we need to find out about these birds, and what birders can do to help.

Plus, Greg Neise and Ted Floyd discuss identification of Canada and Cackling Geese, with some tips you might be able to apply to your Christmas Bird Count.

Subscribe to the podcast at iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play, and if please leave a review if you are so included! It definitely helps people find us. You can also suggest names for our final segment in the comments section here.

Thanks for listening!

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Nate Swick

Nate Swick

Editor, Social Media Manager at American Birding Association
Nate Swick is the editor of the American Birding Association Blog, social media manager for the ABA, and the host of the American Birding Podcast. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Danielle, and two young children. He is the author of Birding for the Curious and The ABA Field Guide to Birds of the Carolinas.
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  • Colorado Birder

    Are transcripts available?

    • Not currently. We haven’t really talked about whether we will do that, but I’ll keep it in mind if there is enough interest.

  • Justin Cale

    Loved it! Great information and well presented.

  • Dennis Shepler

    Having spent, for the first time, a month long birding trip through the wild areas of the pot hole country in May/June, 2016, I feel that Scott’s description of the incredible display of flora and fauna of the grasslands is right on. A very good podcast. Thanks.

  • Wes Serafin

    love the podcasts, thanks

  • Ted Floyd

    Hey, everybody. This podcast starts off with the news of the proposal to designate the Gray Jay (Mésangeai du Canada) as the national bird of Canada. As an FYI, this story is covered in Paul Hess’s “News & Notes” column in the forthcoming April 2017 issue of Birding magazine. Stay tuned!

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