Birds are one of my favorite backyard animals because they are everywhere! I invited ornithologist Lauren Pharr on the podcast to discuss bird basics. In this episode we go over:
How to attract birds to your backyard including:
- Hawks and other raptors
- Is feeding okay?
- What kinds of foods to give for different types of birds
- Keeping feeders clean
Tips for people who want to get started in birding
- Apps to use
- Citizen science
- Tips for learning bird song
Lauren’s research and how she got interested in birds
Black Birders Week:
- What is #BlackBirdersWeek?
- How did it get started?
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Resources for Bird Basics
Lauren Pharr’s Website and Social Media:
Amy Cooper Calling the Cops on Birder Christian Cooper:
Hashtags for Black Scientists:
Eastern Phoebe Tail Flick:
Shop Everything Birds:
Stephanie Schuttler is a wildlife biologist with 17 years of experience in mammal ecology and conservation, education, and outreach. Read her inspirational story, “My Unexpected Journey Into Science” to find out how she went from the daughter of a jeweler to a Ph.D. in wildlife biology. Feel free to contact Stephanie here.