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

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

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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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