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Learn fun bird facts for your next happy hour! Perfect for newbie bird fans, long-time birders, and people who want to learn cool sh*t about birds—we're pretty sure that's you. Join Mo and Sarah for a casual (and very millenial) conversation about all things birding. You'll meet amazing birders, get the latest bird news, and hear lesser-discussed topics around birds and birdwatching. Rated R for "Ridiculously LOLOLOL-worthy."
 
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The holiday season is upon us and nothing says "festive" like a warm, cozy, sweatshirt...screenprinted with some birds on snow-covered branches and probably some pinecones or other ambiguous "outdoor" motives. That's right: put away your ugly sweaters because it's GRANDMA SWEATSHIRT SEASON EVERYONE. We both have fond memories of our grandmas wearin…
 
IT'S SUMMERTIME, BABYYYY! We're coming at you with the hottest facts about some beachin' North American shorebirds, as well as ways you can help keep the shores safe for birds. Cool down with this tall glass of bird banter! We also share some of our favorite answers to our recent Instagram question: what bird would you want for your neighbor? Tune …
 
We hope you're ready for some tea. The National Audubon Society is front and center of a lot of important conversations regarding race, inclusivity, and equality—both in the workplace and the great outdoors. In the past few months, the majority of Audubon’s employees have declared that they want to form a union to protect employee’s rights and have…
 
We're back! After welcoming our own little baby birds into the world, we wanted to share our favorite bird moms for our first episode of 2021. Yes, this episode is coming out after Mother's Day, but we were able to record it on Mother's Day so it feels relevant still. Some of these bird moms are admirable mentors and others make...questionable pare…
 
Every joke about "Corvid-19" has already been made, so let's skip to the good stuff: BIRDS! We'll share some fascinating, little-known facts about one of the bird world's smartest families (but let's be honest, ALL birds are smart). Corvids—aka the crow family—can be found all over the world. Even if you're new to birding, you've likely spotted a m…
 
It's one thing to admire birds in the wild, but it's rare to find people who dedicate their lives to helping injured birds return to the wild. Suzie Gilbert is one of these impassioned birders. Luckily for the world, she picked up a pen to start sharing her wildlife rehabilitation stories. In this episode, we sit down with Suzie to learn the behind…
 
Spring is upon us and the birds are gettin' busy. And what does that mean? That's right: lots of little baby birds will soon be entering the world. Not all nests are created equal. Some birds lay eggs in giant piles of composting garbage that they continuously turn to keep the eggs at the perfect incubating temperature. Some birds nest in hanging w…
 
Bird Sh*t Podcast is officially one year old! Sarah and Mo have been talkin' birds, interviewing amazing birders, and sharing badass bird facts for 365 days. Thank you so much for listening and being a part of this adventure! To celebrate our "bird day," we're revisiting some of our favorite moments on the podcast from the last year. Plus, get behi…
 
Stephanie Seymour has been a musician her whole life and an avid birder for the last 15 years. Her latest album, There Are Birds, brings together her love of birds and vast musical talents. Don't be fooled by the album's name: this is not an album of bird calls. It's an eclectic mix of pop and rock-and-roll, blended with lyrical birding stories fro…
 
When we first recorded this Spring Break episode, we didn't anticipate half the world being on COVID-19 lockdown. But now seems like as good of a time as any to take a mental vacation to the sunny regions of Mexico, Central America, and South America for some incredible birding! Learn about some of the coolest birds from the sunny south, including …
 
Corina Newsome grew up in Philadelphia and has always had a desire to participate in, and advocate for, the protection of wildlife and natural spaces, and encourage people of color in the U.S. to explore the great outdoors. These days, you’ll catch her in Georgia marshes doing important conservation research for the MacGillivray's Seaside Sparrow. …
 
While counting down the days until spring migration, we might as well go full-out WINTER. Embrace your cold side and learn about some awesome birds that call the Arctic their home (for at least part of the year). Learn about: a bird that sprays stomach oil onto the wings of its enemies; an eagle with the widest wing span; a hoarding bird that’s use…
 
Grassland bird populations are declining more than any other bird group in North America. Rather than spaz out—our normal reaction to bad bird news—we had a conversation with Alyssa DeRubeis and felt a lot better about the work being done for grassland birds. Spoiler: there’s still hope for restored habitats. Alyssa grew up in Minnesota and started…
 
Ever wonder what bird species your favorite characters from the hit TV series "The Office" would be? Wonder no more. In this episode, we correlate characteristics of different bird species to some of the rowdy bunch of characters from "The Office." Tune in to find out if we let Dwight be the Bald Eagle he thinks he is, why Stanley is the quintessen…
 
Before we dive too deep into 2020, let's reflect on 2019. Some big things happened in the bird world last year. Scientists identified the remains of a 15-pound, 3-foot-tall parrot named Squawkzilla. US cities adopted bird-friendly laws. We've lost 1 in 4 birds since the 1970s (hey, we didn't say it was all good news). Plus, meet 5 bird species that…
 
Some people think it's weird that many gifts in the "12 Days of Christmas" carol are birds. We're not those people...because BIRDS. Impress your friends and family this holiday season by spittin' some fun facts about the birds mentioned in this song—plus, a special Hannukah bird! You'll also get the lowdown on Audubon's 2019 Christmas Bird Count an…
 
We always hear how climate change impacts birds, but what does it feel like to *be* a bird living through this unfathomable change? Producer, songwriter, and filmmaker Ryan Moritz set out to answer this question. He’s spent the last five years filming, recording, and editing a work of art to help humans see today’s world through the eyes of birds. …
 
You know how everyone is always talking about the cool rare birds they've seen? Time to shut up the haters with these amazing facts about common birds. We believe that all birds should be appreciated every day...so why not learn more about the birds we see every day? This episode covers lesser-known facts about common songbirds found in both urban …
 
Ever wonder who the people are that named the birds named after people? Well, we wondered about it and decided to do some research. This isn't a collection of hum-drum stories about old white dudes. That's not how we roll. We uncovered tantalizing ornithological tales for your podcasting enjoyment. What you can expect: meet Napoleon Boneapart's not…
 
Pack an extra pair of pants because we're playing scary bird calls for our Halloween episode! Play these creepy bird calls at your Halloween party or listen to them late at night when you can't sleep. (Don't worry, it's totally normal.) In addition to learning scary bird calls, you'll hear real-life horror stories about zombies and blood-sucking va…
 
You asked, "how can I help birds?" We said, "HELL YES LET'S HELP SOME BIRDS." Turns out, there are some very, very simple things you can do to help birds everywhere have a better chance of surviving. From your daily cup of coffee to just appreciating the birds near you, we cover eight easy things you can do every day for your feathered friends. Wan…
 
Andrés Jiménez, a biologist and conservation advocate, has found a snowy owl in downtown Toronto, searched for snakes all across Costa Rica, and rediscovered a toad species that was missing for 30 years. His 9-5 job is leading urban birding programs for Bird Studies Canada, the largest Canadian non-profit dedicated to birds. You don't want to miss …
 
These birds are not like the others in their scientific families. Meet some fascinating birds defying their taxonomy or going through some kind of weird identity crisis. A parrot that lives in the mountains?! A songbird without a song?! Learn about these birds and others in this week's episode. Plus, a mixed bag of "good news, bad news" in Birds in…
 
Turns out that birds are just as pissed about the changes to the Endangered Species Act as we are. In this episode, we highlight birds who fight back and give humans a taste of their own medicine. GO BIRDS, GO!! Note: if we're being real, these birds don't seek out people to kill or thirst for human blood. But some people have been killed or injure…
 
We first reached out to birding expert Laura Erickson to talk about the birds of Harry Potter (check out episode 11!). This episode—the second half of our conversation with her—is filled with her inspirational perspective on life, relatable observations about birding as a hobby, and stories you really have to hear from her in order to believe them.…
 
Time to talk munchies! In this episode, learn how to attract birds with FOOD (because who doesn't love food?). We get into the nitty-gritty so you can bring the kinds of birds to your yard that you want to see. Learn what kinds of feeders are best for certain types of birds, as well as the preferred foods for different birds. Plus, in this week's "…
 
Happy Birthday, Harry Potter! In honor of our favorite wizard's 39th birthday, we're talking about the wonderful birding world of Harry Potter. Special guest and birding guru Laura Erickson—the internet's Professor McGonagowl—joins us to discuss details on all of the real (and magical) birds of Harry Potter. For instance: why is Ravenclaw's emblem …
 
The problem with birdwatching is that, once you start, your only goal in life is to ALWAYS BE AROUND BIRDS. One way you can do that is by beautifying your home with plants that birds freakin’ love. We’ll cover plant species that attract specific kinds of birds for various regions in the United States. Don’t worry if you have a black thumb (like Sar…
 
We’re not big into euphemisms. This episode is all about birds having sex. With so many different bird species in the world, it’s no wonder that there are hundreds of different ways birds attract, court, and lock down a mating partner. In addition to “doing the birdie dirty,” learn about the clever, generous, and romantic ways birds woo a mate. May…
 
There are many unsung bird heroes throughout history. There was the dove that Randy Johnson struck with a fastball. Or the bird that pooped on your dad during a family vacation. #memories Unlike these nameless legends, other birds have withstood the test of time and are in our history books (ok, probably only our history books, but they're still we…
 
ICYMI, America is turning 244 years old. We're skipping the fireworks, hot dog eating contests, and awkward beach sunburns this year and celebrating with a (bird)sh*t ton of facts about America's favorite poster bird. Learn about the history of the Bald Eagle as America's symbol and some cool facts about these North American birds of prey! Drop us …
 
Binoculars are simple tools, in theory: they make it easier to see things—like birds—that are far away. But how do binoculars work? What do the numbers on binoculars mean? How much should you pay for a pair of birding binoculars? What should you name your binoculars? Thanks to our special guest, self-proclaimed-optics-nerd Griffin Dennis, you'll ha…
 
Giant corporations are coming out of the woodwork for Pride Month and Bird Shit Podcast is jumping on the bandwagon. (The "bandwagon" is like a party bus, right?) We aren't sporting a rainbow logo this month, but we are celebrating with some fabulous tales of homosexual and transgender behavior exhibited by birds. Scientists have observed same-sex …
 
Our trip to Point Pelee National Park in Canada was sooooo much fun, we split the goodness into two episodes. In this episode, you'll hear some of our favorite bird calls (like the Carolina Wren and a turkey pecking at a window) and meet a fellow birder who saw a Prothonotary Warbler with us. Lastly, we end with our trip takeaways for becoming bett…
 
Some girls take weekend trips to Napa Valley, New Orleans, or Las Vegas. Mo and Sarah decided to go to Canada. Poor life decision? Possibly. But if you're a birder (or pretending to be a birder for the sake of a podcast you started), there are few places as incredible as Point Pelee National Park in Ontario, Canada for a spring migration birding tr…
 
Planning a birding trip requires slightly different logistics than a weekend getaway. Are your binoculars packed? Have you familiarized yourself with birds in the region? Did you pack your blow-up dolls? As Mo and Sarah pack for their upcoming trip to Point Pelee National Park in Ontario, Canada, they share their advice for birding trip preparation…
 
Not to give you FOMO, but we're pretty sure that birding is having a moment. It seems like more and more people are picking up their binoculars, heading into their local environment, and ID'ing birds. (No? Just us?) Here are the top 10 reasons (of, like, a billion reasons) why you should join the birding revolution. We (Sarah and Mo) are city-dwell…
 
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