It's the end of October and time for our monthly This Month in Birding panel. This week features a fun crew with MD/DC Bird Atlas coordinator Gabriel Foley, Birding magazine editor Frank Izaguirre, and Sarah Swanson, author of the new Best Little Book of Birds: Oregon Coast. The panel geeks out over woodpecker brains, commiserates over the sobering State of the Birds, and suggests exciting bird costume ideas for Halloween, among other things.
Links to topics discussed in this episode:
2022 State of the Birds Reveals Widespread Losses of Birds in all Habitats
Never Before Seen Colorful Bird Hybrid Surprises Scientists
Even a Small Amount of Spilled Oil Damages Seabird Feathers
Woodpecker Brains Process Their Own Tree-Drumming as if its Birdsong
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