Extreme Bird Watching

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This streaming video is a hilarious look at bird watching and bird watchers themselves — in this video, you will meet such luminaries as Rodney “Swamp Sparrow” Sinclair, Tanya “Titmouse” Slippers, Leo “The Loon” Cantarell and Warren “Dodo” Morgan [2:36].

So dear readers, which birder most resembles you? I think I am most like “Swamp Sparrow” Sinclair: Judgment Day is coming for birders!


About GrrlScientist

grrlscientist is the pseudonym of an evolutionary biologist and ornithologist who writes about evolution, ethology, and ecology, especially in birds. After earning a degree in microbiology (thesis focus: virology) and working at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, she earned her PhD in zoology from the University of Washington in Seattle, where she studied the molecular correlates of testosterone and behaviour in white-crowned sparrows. She then worked a Chapman Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where she studied the speciation and distribution of lories and other parrots throughout the South Pacific Islands. A discarded scientist, she returned to her roots: writing. Formerly hosted by The Guardian (UK), she now writes about science for Forbes and for the non-profit think tank, the Evolution Institute and she writes podcasts for BirdNote Radio. An avid lifelong birder and aviculturist, she lives with a flock of songbirds and parrots somewhere in Germany.
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0 Responses to Extreme Bird Watching

  1. Wendy says:

    OMG that was hilarious! I am definitely most like Leo “the Loon.” I do a wide variety of bird calls, and am quite impressed with my own efforts. (And occasionally, the birds call back. Most often, though, my son just laughs at me). 😀 😀 😀

  2. Patrick says:

    As a NJ resident, should I take offense to this? Nah, it’s good fun and very funny! It must be a Hoatzin-themed day!