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Welcome to the November 2005 edition of On The Wing - the UK Edition.
Direct download: 200601_1_Intro.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:19pm PDT

January 2006 - Duddingston Loch (Photos by John Lithgow)
Duddingston Loch is on the shoulder of Arthur's Seat, a dormant volcano in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Duddingston Loch
Direct download: 200601_2_Duddingston_Loch.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 2:18pm PDT

January 2006 - Scottish Seabird Centre (Photo by David Dawson)
The Scottish Seabird Centre, in North Berwick, Scotland, is a state-of-the-art nature viewing facility. Visitors to the Centre can view the birds on Bass Rock, the Isle of May and Fidra by remote controlled video cameras, using the latest telemetry to rotate, pan and zoom to get the best possible views of the birds.

Scottish Seabird Centre
Lothian SOC
Forth Seabird Group
Direct download: 200601_3_Scottish_Seabird_Centre.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 2:17pm PDT

January 2006 - RSPB Sandwell Valley Reserve (Photo by Gayle Hunt)
The RSPB Sandwell Valley Reserve is a 10 hectare wildfowl and songbird refuge just outside Birmingham, England.

RSPB Sandwell Valley
Direct download: 200601_4_Sandwell_Valley.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 2:16pm PDT

Entiat Ridge Experimental Hawk Banding Station (Photo by David Dawson)
The Entiat Ridge Experimental Hawk Banding Station, a project of the Falcon Research Group, is conducting its fifth annual hawk migration study. Located on a beautiful ridge in Eastern Washington, the station is in the migratory path of several hawk species.

Bud Anderson, Ed Deal, Mark Gleason and Martin Muller show us the action.

Falcon Research Group
Bird Banding Laboratory
Direct download: 200509_Entiat_Ridge.mp3
Category:Special -- posted at: 8:40am PDT

Welcome to the August 2005 edition of On The Wing!
Direct download: 200508_1_Intro.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:55pm PDT

Chris Templeton tells us how Black-Capped Chickadees vary their alarm calls according to how dangerous a predator is - It's size that counts, but not in the way you might think. Chickadee-dee-dee means a lot more than it may seem...

Chickadee Alarm Calls - Chris Templeton
Direct download: 200508_2_Chickadees.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 2:53pm PDT

Oregon Shorebird Festival
Meet the Waders Australia
New Haven Hawk Festival
Direct download: 200508_3_Events.mp3
Category:Events -- posted at: 2:50pm PDT

August 2005 - Marymoor Park with Michael Hobbs (Photo by Michael Hobbs)
Michael Hobbs has made himself an expert on Redmond Washington's Marymoor Park, by birding there virtually every week for eleven years.

Birding at Marymoor Park
East Lake Washington Audubon
Direct download: 200508_4_Marymoor.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 2:35pm PDT

August 2005 - Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Katrina has devastated the Gulf Coast of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. What can we do?
Direct download: 200508_5_Katrina.mp3
Category:Editorial -- posted at: 2:33pm PDT

Kevin Li and Seattle's Purple Martins (Photo by Kevin Li)
Kevin Li has been putting up nesting gourds for Purple Martins in the Puget Sound area. We join him to check three of the sites he maintains.


Seattle Times article
USGS Purple Martin site
Martin Cam
Kitsap Audubon Martin site
Direct download: 200506_Purple_Martins.mp3
Category:Special -- posted at: 10:45am PDT

Welcome to the May 2005 edition of On The Wing!
Direct download: 1Index.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:16am PDT

Cliff Swallows have returned to Seattle's Magnuson Park. Lynn Ferguson monitors their nesting activities.

Seattle Audubon
Direct download: 2CliffSwallows.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 10:15am PDT

May 2005 - Ivory-Billed Woodpecker On The Wing interviews Dr Jerome A. Jackson, author of In Search of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, about the recent announcement that the bird still survives.
Direct download: 3IBWO.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 10:15am PDT

May 2005 - The Accidental Birder Linda Davey is the Accidental Birder

More photos
Direct download: 4AccBrdr0505.mp3
Category:Accidental Birder -- posted at: 10:15am PDT

Seattle Audubon Master Birder Jim Flynn discusses his new Raptor Nest Data Project.

e-mail Jim Flynn
Seattle Audubon Society Master Birder Class
Direct download: 5RNDP.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 10:15am PDT

May 2005 - Puget Sound Bird Fest - Edmonds, WA The Puget Sound Bird Fest in Edmonds, Washington, on International Migratory Bird Day. We visit Yost Park and the Edmonds Marsh.

Puget Sound Bird Festival
Direct download: 6Edmonds.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 10:15am PDT

Birding Events Calendar for May and June 2005.

Cape May Spring Weekend
4th Annual Big Woods Birding Festival
Huron Fringe Birding Festival
3rd Annual Potholes & Prairie Birding Festival
Chaplin Lake Shorebird Festival
Adirondack Birding Festival
Direct download: 7Events.mp3
Category:Events -- posted at: 10:14am PDT

May 2005 - Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest The 3rd Annual Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest. A memorable weekend, with a great variety of birding and other events.

Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest
Barn Beach Reserve
Falcon Research Group
Direct download: 8Leavenworth.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 10:14am PDT

Saturday May 14 is International Migratory Bird Day for 2005. Find an event near you!

Backyard Wildlife Fair
Puget Sound Bird Festival
Woodland Park Zoo
Direct download: IMBD_calendar.mp3
Category:Special -- posted at: 8:40am PDT

The 10th Annual Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival will be held at the Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge at Hoquiam Washington May 6-8

Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival
Direct download: Grays_Harbor_NWR_Shorebird_Festival_2005.mp3
Category:Special -- posted at: 8:07am PDT

Welcome to the first full program of On The Wing, the audio magazine of birds and birding!
Direct download: 0Index.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:17pm PDT

April 2005 - Samish Flats Hawk Identification (Photo by Sue Palmer)
On The Wing goes on a hawk-identification field trip with Bud Anderson of the Falcon Research Group.

Falcon Research Group
Direct download: 1Samish.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 2:17pm PDT

with Mike Donahue
Direct download: 2BirdRpt.mp3
Category:Bird Report -- posted at: 2:15pm PDT

April 2005 - Green Lake with Martin Muller (Photo by Gayle Hunt)
Field trip with Master Birder Martin Muller
Direct download: 3GrnLake.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 2:14pm PDT

April 2005 - The Accidental Birder (Photo by Linda Davey)
Linda Davey is the Accidental Birder. How to become a birder, even if you didn't mean to...
Direct download: 4AccBrdr.mp3
Category:Accidental Birder -- posted at: 2:14pm PDT

On The Wing visits the Black River Riparian Forest in Renton, Washington. We learn about the heronry with Mark Johnston and Suzanne Krom.

Herons Forever
Seattle Audubon
Direct download: 5Herons.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 2:13pm PDT

Our calendar of upcoming bird-related events.

Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest May 6-8
Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival May 6-8
Puget Sound Bird Festival May 14
Direct download: 6Events.mp3
Category:Events -- posted at: 2:13pm PDT

A drought emergency has been declared for Washington - so what about the birds?
Direct download: 7Drought.mp3
Category:Editorial -- posted at: 2:12pm PDT

Our trip to Tukwila Pond Park, near the Southcenter Mall.
Direct download: OTW20050130_Tukwila_Pond.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 9:40am PDT

We visited the Green River Natural Resources Area, better known as the Kent Ponds.
Direct download: OTW20050130_Kent_Ponds.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 9:24am PDT

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