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the “Birding With Lois” video series

NEXT SHOW: 26 January 2023.
WHY: Lois and the crew will be taking time off for the winter holidays and vacations. We will return in January and get back to a regular schedule then.

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“What’s That Bird? a game”
Pick a bird photo. Show it to someone and have them describe what they notice. Get an experienced birder to point out what can help ID that bird — both things we noticed AND things we missed. SUCCESS! Repeat until you run out of time. This game was played by Lois Richter, TJ Asher, and Doug Herr. (First part is Doug telling us about Goldfinches; then we start playing the game.)
Recorded 3 November 2022.

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“How to Observe Better”
“How to enhance your observational skills, to improve your memory of the details that you see, and to prime your curiosity.” That’s the subject of John Muir Laws workshop today. Jack is a naturalist, teacher, author, painter, and much more! Get more out of every birding experience! This show was created by Lois Richter, Jack Laws, and Glen Motto.
Recorded 10 November 2022.

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“Lumpers and Splitters — Bird Naming Explained”
Guest Joseph Morlan describes how bird species are named, re-named, and merged or split.
Published on 2 December 2022.

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“Bird-Song Mic” with Paul Terpstra
Parabolic collectors for microphones are explained and demonstrated by Paul Terpstra of Klover Products. His “Stream Shark” has taken the sports sound-recording world by storm. Now his “Bird-Song Mic” is adding to the must-have list of gear for birders wanting to listen and record with ease. The customers’ video clips on this show are PHENOMENAL!
Recorded 13 October 2022.  

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“Birding is Local” with Doug Herr
“Birding is Local” is a basic truth for this fantastic photographer. Doug Herr shares some of his stories and many wonderful bird photos with us. Did you know he stakes out a particular flower or twig and then wait for the bird to show up again? Fascinating tales!
Recorded 1 September 2022.

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“Scott Bourne Explains”
Lois interviews renowned bird photographer, Scott Bourne about his “Cranes in the Fire Mist” photograph; listens to some of his travel stories; and then shows some of the species Scott mentions during his talk.
Recorded 25 August 2022.

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“Gardening to Attract Birds and Beneficials”
We talk to garden expert Don Shor who has been on-the-air since the 1990s including over 15 years as the expert on the “Davis Garden Show” (with Lois as the foil).
Recorded 18 August 2022.

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“Begin Birding with Some Common Birds”
Lois Richter demonstrates how to begin and answers TJ’s questions.
Recorded 28 July 2022.

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“Building a Community”
Although Curtis Dykstra built a community around birding, this training can be used to create a community around any focus. Find out more about this fascinating fellow and his useful ideas.
Recorded 7 July 2022.

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“Birding with Lois and Mary Schiedt”
An interview with California birder Mary Schiedt. Starts with “How to Lead a Beginning Birding Trip”, then general birding experiences, and at the end we answer a few viewer Questions.
Recorded 24 June 2022.

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“Making a Streaming Bird-cam from Scratch”
We talk to Chris Sabato about his birdcam

Then we answer viewer Questions.
Recorded 26 May 2022.

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“Chris Taylor”
This exceptional birder from San Diego is interviewed about his experience, this spring’s migration, his photos, and — most exciting — his 6-week birding trip to Alaska.

Maps!  We have MAPS!!
Recorded 12 May 2022.

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“How to ID a Bird?” plus …
Our start this week is “How to ID a Bird” and then we answer viewer Qs.
Recorded 14 April 2022.

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“Our Very First Show”
We start with “Binoculars: How to Use them, How to Choose Them”.
Then we answer viewer Questions.
Recorded 7 April 2022.