79: #79 Bird walk at John Heinz NWR with Tony Testa

Tony Testa, Host of the Finding Subjects podcast, takes us on a wonderful bird walk through the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, in Philadelphia, USA. Suzy tells us more about some of birds seen on the walk. Red-winged Blackbird, Gray Catbird, Yellow Warbler and Northern Cardinal.

Also Suzy gives us an update on the Global Bird Weekend, tells us about her recent bird sightings, and provides some advice for feeding garden birds.

Note: Free access to the Virtual Birdfair talks and lectures has been extended until the end of December.

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Thank you to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show.

The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website at www.dronesmusic.net

Time stamps:

00:00:51 Global Bird Weekend Update

00:03:12 Tony Testa Bird Walk

00:13:30 Bird descriptions from the walk

00:18:45 Suzy’s Bird Notes

00:20:50 BirdFeeder tips

00:23:29 Birdfair talks are free

00:24:02 Your bird sightings

00:25:40 Keep in Touch

Birds mentioned in Tony’s walk:

  1. Red-winged Blackbird
  2. Yellow Warbler
  3. Northern Cardinal
  4. Northern Mockingbird
  5. Osprey
  6. Song Sparrow
  7. American Robin
  8. Black-capped Chickadee
  9. Gray Catbird
  10. Barn Swallows
  11. Woodpecker
  12. Baltimore Oriole

Find out more at allaboutbirds.com


John Heinz Refuge

Finding Subjects (Tony Testa’s podcast)

Global Bird Weekend

eBird: October Big Day 2020: a global birding phenomenon

BTO Guide to feeding birds.

BTO Bird health advice

Virtual Birdfair Lectures

The Casual Birder Podcast website



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