Bird Sh*t Podcast

Bird Sh*t Podcast
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 a

32: Wild Bird Rehab Stories with the “Unflappable” Suzie Gilbert: Author and Bird Rehabber
Jul 21 • 48 min
After spending years rehabbing wild birds, Suzie Gilbert picked up a pen and started sharing her wildlife rehab stories with the world. And boy, are these stories WILD.
31: Layin’ It Down: Weird Bird Nests and Eggs
Jun 3 • 38 min
Springtime means the birds are gettin’ busy, meaning lots of nest-building and egg-laying. Here are some of the weirdest nests and eggs in the birding kingdom.
30: “Bird day” Bash Celebrating One Year of Bird Sh*t
May 19 • 35 min
Get a behind-the-scenes look at Bird Sh*t Podcast and revisit some of our favorite Bird Sh*t memories from our first year of podcasting
29: There Are (LOTS OF) Birds: Interview with musician Stephanie Seymour
Apr 13 • 35 min
Stephanie Seymour shares the bird stories and inspiration behind her rock-and-roll album, “There Are Birds.”
28: Birds Gone Wild: Spring Break Birds from Central America, South America, and Mexico
Mar 18 • 42 min
Take a mental “spring break” and learn about some of the hottest birds in Mexico, Central America, and South America. Perfect for quarantine listening!
27: From the ‘Hood to the Marsh: Environmental Equality with Corina Newsome
Mar 4 • 49 min
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…
26: Birdie, It’s Cold Outside: Arctic Birds
Feb 18 • 33 min
Snuggle up with some brrrrrilliant birds that call the Arctic their home.
25: Shake Yo’ Grass(land bird) - Interview with Alyssa DeRubeis, Grassland Birds Biologist
Feb 4 • 42 min
Grassland birds biologist Alyssa DeRubeis shares her research on the fate of fragile prairie birds, plus her tips on finding nests (without disturbing birds) and a rad birder-to-birder lifer story.
24: The Birds of “The Office”
Jan 21 • 29 min
Learn about your favorite characters from “The Office”…if they were birds.
23: Birds That Had a Freakin’ Great 2019
Jan 7 • 50 min
Reflecting on the biggest bird news of 2019 (like a 3-foot-tall parrot) and five birds that had the best year ever.
22: The (Not Quite 12) Birds of Christmas
Dec 17, 2019 • 39 min
Fun facts about the birds in everyone’s favorite love-to-hate-it Christmas carol. Plus: the happiest “Birds in the News” story of 2019!
21: Explore Important Bird Areas via Opera: Interview with Filmmaker Ryan Moritz
Dec 11, 2019 • 44 min
Experience climate change through the eyes of a bird in filmmaker Ryan Moritz’s “Important Bird Opera”…and get a behind-the-scenes look into Ryan’s revolutionary work of art in this exclusive interview.
20: Uncommon Facts about Common Birds: Songbird Edition
Nov 27, 2019 • 34 min
When your birding friends start boasting about all the cool rare birds they’ve seen, impress them with these amazing facts about common, not-rare-at-all birds.
19: The People Behind the Birds Named After People
Nov 13, 2019 • 41 min
Some birds are named after people. These are those people. (No, they’re not all boring white dudes. *SCANDALOUS*)
18: Learn spooky, creepy bird calls (and omens) for Halloween
Oct 30, 2019 • 28 min
Halloween means: scary bird calls, horror stories about bird zombies and vampires, and woeful bird omens from folklore. SPOOOOKY!
17: Everyday Ways to Help Birds Thrive
Oct 16, 2019 • 34 min
Easy things you can do every day to help birds everywhere (and also some “next level” things for all you overachievers out there…we see you).
16: From Costa Rica to Canada: Birding with Andrés Jiménez
Oct 1, 2019 • 46 min
Andrés Jiménez, the Urban Program Coordinator for Bird Studies Canada, shares remarkable stories of the natural world from his Costa Rican home to his current Canadian outpost.
15: Birds Flown Astray: Birds with an Identity Crisis
Sep 24, 2019 • 32 min
These birds are not like the others in their scientific taxonomy: a songbird that swims underwater, a carnivorous alpine parrot, a songbird without a song, and more.
14: Mean Birds - Deadly Birds of DEATH
Sep 10, 2019 • 33 min
Stories of the most metal, badass birds with reputations for attacking—even killing—humans (but the humans *kinda* deserved it…)
13: The Queen of Bird Sh*t: Badass Birding Stories from Laura Erickson
Aug 28, 2019 • 53 min
Prestigious birding expert Laura Erickson shares must-hear-to-believe stories from 40+ years of birding, including: how she brought home an education owl, lessons from chickadees, and how to live to be 103-years-old (maybe).
12: NOM NOM—The Best Bird Feeders and Food
Aug 14, 2019 • 30 min
Learn the best kinds of bird feeders and food types to attract certain bird types to your yard.
11: The Birding World of Harry Potter with Laura Erickson
Jul 30, 2019 • 44 min
Birding expert Laura Erickson (aka Prof. McGonagowl) joins us to discuss the magical birding world of Harry Potter: owls, raven(claws), and more!
10: Attract Birds to Your Yard with Native Plants
Jul 23, 2019 • 36 min
Excellent landscaping resources and recommendations to help you beautify your yard with native, bird-friendly plants and ALWAYS BE AROUND BIRDS.
9: Let’s talk about bird sex (because of course we would)
Jul 16, 2019 • 40 min
How do birds have sex? We’re glad you asked. Learn about common bird courtship tactics, sex moves, and other fascinating mating rituals.
8: The Most Famous Birds in History—Seven Legendary Birds
Jul 9, 2019 • 37 min
Learn about seven famous birds from history, all the way from Thomas Jefferson’s pet mockingbird to Wimbledon’s pigeon-chasing Harris’s Hawk named Rufus.
7: Amazing Bald Eagle facts to celebrate America’s f*cking birthday (Independence Day)
Jul 2, 2019 • 32 min
A (bird)sh*t ton of facts about America’s favorite poster bird—the Bald Eagle—including why it was selected as America’s emblem, its remarkable post-DDT comeback, and its ultraviolet vision (yes, you read that correctly).
6: How to Choose Birding Binoculars: Interview with Griffin Dennis
Jun 26, 2019 • 30 min
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about choosing a pair of binoculars for bird watching, whether you’re just getting started birding or looking to “level up” your birding gear.
5: Gay Birds Who Strut Their Feathers for Pride Month
Jun 18, 2019 • 33 min
Learn about four bird species flaunting same-sex relationships and other fabulously gay traits in this special Pride Month episode.
4: Bird Shit Podcast Goes to Canada—Point Pelee National Park Birding, Part 2 (ft. a Prothonotary Warbler!)
Jun 11, 2019 • 23 min
Hear/meet some of our favorite birds from Point Pelee National Park, including the Carolina Wren, Prothonotary Warbler, and Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
3: Bird Shit Podcast Goes to Canada—Point Pelee National Park Birding Trip, Part One
May 29, 2019 • 26 min
Part one of our Point Pelee National Park birding trip and hear from four birders about their favorite birding memories.
2: How to plan a birding trip (complete with blow-up dolls)
May 21, 2019 • 31 min
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…
1: Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Start Birding
May 15, 2019 • 20 min
Start Birding Today: 10 reasons why you should pick up your binoculars, go outside, and join the birding revolution.