Archives: Birds

For the Birds: A History of American Ornithology

Most people think John James Audubon was the father of American ornithology, but actually, that title belongs to a Scottish immigrant named Alexander Wilson. Wilson abandoned the artistic conventions of his time in favor of more realistic drawings meant for identification. This hour we’ll talk about a new book celebrating his contributions.

The Twitter Revolution: Birding Around the World

This hour we’re all about twitter. And tweeting. And chirping. Did you know there’s an Audubon-designated bird center just south of downtown Columbus? Every year, thousands of migrating Central and South American birds take refuge in our own backyard. Grab your binoculars, we’ll talk all things feathered with two leading bird watchers.

Cheap Cheep Thrills: Fall Birding in Ohio

Springtime may get all the glory, but fall is just as full of avian activity! In fact, the sky is aflutter with almost 5 billion birds migrating south from Canada. This hour we’ll talk about how to attract feathered friends to the backyard, how to spot them in the wild, and why no “squirrel-proof” feeder is worth the bucks.

The Twitter Revolution: Birding in Ohio

This hour we’re all about twitter. And tweeting. And chirping. Did you know there’s an Audubon-designated bird center just south of downtown Columbus? Every year, thousands of migrating Central and South American birds take refuge in our own backyard. Grab your binoculars, we’ll talk all things feathered with two leading bird watchers.

Early Spring Birding

Get out your binoculars, because this hour of All Sides is for the birds. Artist, author and naturalist Julie Zickefoose will tell us which critters to look out for this time of year, how to attract them to your feeders, and which songs belong to which birds.

Identifying Birds in our Backyards and the Wild

Do you see and hear the birds and wonder what they are? Or are you a veteran birder that knows bird calls better than anything? On this hour of “All Sides,” we’re talking about birding and how to identify the birds in and around central Ohio.

US Supreme Court Health Care Reform/Spring Forecast for Birds

The Supreme Court health care hearings are over and we’ll have a decision by June… What do you think will happen to President Obama’s health care law? Then, it’s officially spring, and the sounds of birds can be heard around the state. On the second segment of “All Sides,” we’ll talk about the migration of birds this spring.

Rescuing and Rehabilitating Wild Birds in Ohio

How can we ensure the safety and bright future of the birds we take for granted? Julie Zickefoose, natural history writer, artist, author and NPR commentator, is talking about rescuing and rehabilitating birds in Ohio.

Rescuing and Rehabilitating Wild Birds in Ohio

How can we ensure the safety and bright future of the birds we take for granted? Julie Zickefoose, natural history writer, artist, author and NPR commentator, is talking about rescuing and rehabilitating birds in Ohio.

Living with Nature, with Julie Zickefoose

Get outside this summer and discover something beautiful. We’ll chat with Julie Zickefoose about stuff to do in the great outdoors.