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 Manka, Ph.D. is a wildlife biologist with 20 years of experience in mammal ecology and conservation, education, and outreach. Read her story to find out how she went from the daughter of a jeweler to a Ph.D. in wildlife biology.