Bird Watch

Bird Watch

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Bird Watch — a New Orleans Pelicans podcast powered by NOLA.com. A weekly look at the team that says they’ll never bend the knee with hosts Christian Clark and Jeff Nowak.


How to pass the time with no Pelicans? Plus memories of a Zion debut & coronavirus charity
Mar 17 • 47 min
If it seems like we’re going a bit stir-crazy … that’s because we are. Bird Watch hosts Christian Clark and Jeff Nowak are joined by NOLA.com Pelicans columnist Scott Kushner to catch up after a week without NBA action but with a whole lot of social…
What’s next after Coronavirus suspends Pelicans season; Christian Clark live from Sacramento
Mar 12 • 15 min
The Coronavirus crisis hit hard this week, with some of the biggest shockwaves showing with the cancellation of many sporting events and even the suspension of the NBA’s season. Bird Watch host Christian Clark calls in from Sacramento, where he was on…
On Pelicans, NBA impacts from Coronavirus; big games from Holiday and Ball; more on playoff push
Mar 9 • 44 min
Despite a rough week the Pelicans’ playoff push is still alive, but there’ll be a lot to consider before the postseason rolls around. Concern over the spread of Coronavirus spurred some shifts for player access by the media. Bird Watch hosts Christian…
On LeBron’s master class that spoiled Zion’s monster night; Lonzo Ball’s growth with Pelicans
Mar 3 • 41 min
There was no Anthony Davis this time around, but LeBron James showed the Pelicans that, even at 35, he’s just as dominant as ever — even when facing a Herculean effort from Zion Williamson. Bird Watch hosts Christian Clark and Jeff Nowak are joined by…
Takeaways from Pelicans loss to Lakers; is Zion the NBA’s new-age Shaq?
Feb 27 • 44 min
Yes, the Lakers beat the Pelicans … again. But what are the real takeaways from what could be a Round 1 playoff series if New Orleans can get all the way up the mountain in the Western Conference? Hosts Christian Clark and Jeff Nowak talk Jrue on…
Zion, Ingram back from hoop-wrecking All-Star Game; setting up Pelicans playoff push
Feb 19 • 42 min
The All-Star Game is officially in the past, but Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram both hit the stage for some big moments. Host Christian Clark recaps the scene from frigid Chicago, where the Pelicans rookie met Barack Obama and then broke the hoop…
On Pelicans past and present, more Zion and a huge win with WDSU’s Fletcher Mackel
Feb 12 • 48 min
Another day, another big Pelicans win and another monster performance from Zion Williamson. WDSU sports anchor/reporter Fletcher Mackel joins Bird Watch hosts Christian Clark and Jeff Nowak this week to talk about that a blowout win over the Trail…
Is a Jrue Holiday trade deadline deal realistic? Looking back on Zion vs. Giannis, Pt. 1
Feb 5 • 45 min
NBA trade deadline primer for Pelicans, Jrue Holiday, others; more on Zion vs. Giannis
On memories of Kobe & Zion’s big impact; Caroline Gonzalez joins Bird Watch
Jan 27 • 46 min
Memories of Kobe Bryant and the rise of Zion Williamson
On a Zion Williamson ‘MVP’ debut to remember — and one chant to forget
Jan 23 • 39 min
On Zion Williamson’s debut, MVP chants and more
Ready for Zion mania? What to expect as Pelicans’ top pick gets a launch date
Jan 15 • 42 min
Zion Williamson has his official start date; here’s what to expect
Big harm, no foul for Brandon Ingram, but Zion Williamson sighting has Pelicans on rise
Jan 7 • 44 min
On the Pelicans no-call loss, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson and Lonzo Ball
Is a Pelicans streak just a mirage? Start with defense, Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram
Jan 1 • 46 min
Is this Pelicans winning streak for real, or just a mirage?
‘Serenity Now’ for Pelicans and a few more Christmas gifts after long losing streak ends
Dec 23, 2019 • 58 min
Christmas presents for Pelicans players after a long losing streak
Pelicans set an ugly record, but ‘fire Gentry’? Pump the brakes
Dec 17, 2019 • 47 min
The good news? Zion Williamson was spotted getting up shots. The bad news, that’s all he did and the Pelicans are mired in their longest-ever losing streak. Host Jeff Nowak is joined by NOLA.com reporter Faimon Roberts — subbing in…
Pelicans … can you close? Oh Zion, where art thou?
Dec 2, 2019 • 40 min
In the third episode of Bird Watch, a Pelicans podcast from NOLA.com, hosts Christian Clark and Jeff Nowak are joined by columnist Scott Kushner to figure out why the Pelicans can’t close games, what’s the latest on Zion … and…
Anthony Davis’ return and a (sodium-free) tribute; tales of Teresa Weatherspoon
Nov 25, 2019 • 54 min
In the second episode of Bird Watch, hosts Christian Clark and Jeff Nowak are joined by NOLA.com deputy sports editor Reina Kempt, who shares tales of Teresa Weatherspoon from her Louisiana Tech days and how the Pelicans are leading the…
Bird Watch: Episode 1, The Phantom (injury) Menace
Nov 18, 2019 • 48 min
Welcome to “Bird Watch,” the new podcast on the block to get your Pelicans news, notes and insights as the season rolls on in New Orleans. Hosts Christian Clark, NOLA.com’s Pelicans beat writer, and Sports Digital Producer Jeff Nowak hit…