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Hannah and Erik love to spend their free time adventuring and birding. Join them as they discuss their most recent adventures and other birding topics. They are not experts but are always game to learn and experience new things. Connect with us at IG: @HannahGoesBirding, FB: @HannahandErikGoBirding, or HannahandErikGoBirding@gmail.com.

Hannah and Erik love to spend their free time adventuring and birding. Join them as they discuss their most recent adventures and other birding topics. They are not experts but are always game to learn and experience new things. Connect with us at IG: @HannahGoesBirding, FB: @HannahandErikGoBirding, or HannahandErikGoBirding@gmail.com.
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Hannah and Erik love to spend their free time adventuring and birding. Join them as they discuss their most recent adventures and other birding topics. They are not experts but are always game to learn and experience new things. Connect with us at IG: @HannahGoesBirding, FB: @HannahandErikGoBirding, or HannahandErikGoBirding@gmail.com.








Grand ScandinAVIAN Adventure: Sweden

Have you ever thought about birding around Sweden? On this first leg of the "Grand Scandinavian Adventure" (get it...avian?), Hannah and Erik spent a week birding around southern Sweden and then bring you the highlights! They see lots of common birds, migrants, and even an irruptive species! Sweden has beautiful landscapes, interesting birds, and friendly people - it was truly a great trip. This episode includes bonus content such as horrible pronunciation of Swedish words and mess ups of a...


Central Cali and a Pelagic

Hannah and Erik live out a birding dream by braving another pelagic birding trip... this time with famed Shearwater Journeys! While in central California, they tour local hotspots to add a few California lifers to their list and find some great celebratory beers. Show Notes North America Has Lost Nearly 3 Billion Birds Dead in the Water: Popular Pesticides Harm NY Wildlife Seven Simple Actions to Help Birds Shearwater Journeys World Girl Birders Businesses we mentioned The Monterey...


Birding Associations with Diana Byrne, "Oregon Birder-in-Chief"

With a multitude of different birding, environmental, conservation, etc. organizations vying for your hard earned cash, how do you decide which ones to support, if any at all? Hannah and Erik got some insight into their local birding organization, the Oregon Birding Association, by interviewing it's president, Diana Byrne. Also, Hannah and Erik announce the winner of the book give-a-way! There were lots of great entries, thank you for participating! Show Notes: National Audubon...


Birds in the News and Migrating Shorebirds

There have been lots of weird news stories about birds lately - Hannah tells Erik a few of her favorites including stoner gulls, chunky crows, and men who stare at gulls. Also, we are right in the middle of the fall shorebird migration! Hannah and Erik search the coastline for some birds moving through and discuss some highlights about this annual event. Show Notes: She Birds Website Crows with High Cholesterol Article Crows with High Cholesterol Research Paper Some Ducks Lose Their...


Heidi Trudell, "The Window Pain Preventer"

Heidi Trudell, creator of Dead Birds for Science and Just Save Birds, picks up dead birds. In this episode, she gets straight into the uncomfortable subject of dead birds and tells you why she does what she does and what dead birds can teach us about architecture, your home, and what you can do to prevent window collisions that kill millions of birds a year. When you go to research this further, Heidi suggests to check all information against American Birding Conservancy (ABC) and Fatal...


Search for the Marbled Murrelet

Hannah and Erik are on the search for the endangered Marbled Murrelet, a seabird that can be found in old growth forests! They join a community science project to survey this species in an effort to learn more about their population and nesting habits. Oregon State University researcher, Kim Nelson, and expert volunteer, Laura Paulson, give their take on this fun and educational event. Show Notes Oregon Marbled Murrelet Project Important Bird Areas Cape Perpetua Green Salmon Yachats...


Travis Koons, "The Condor Curator"

Hannah and Erik meet up with Travis, the Lead Avian Curator at the Oregon Zoo to talk about California Condors. Travis along with the Oregon Zoo team and other teams around the country are working to restore the California Condor population throughout the US. How’s it going? Where will you be able to see them in the future? Listen in to find out all these answers and more! Show Notes: Queens Birding Club Universal Laws Oregon Zoo California Condor California Ban on Lead...


Tillamook County, OR: More Than Just Cheese

Have you ever had a misconception about an area or region? Hannah and Erik have birded Tillamook County several times, but just didn't really give it a good shot. Well, they went back to see what they were missing and found a good time not far from home. eBird Checklists: Tillamook Forest Center Bay Ocean Spit Cape Meares SP Oswald West SP Other Show Notes: Tillamook Forest Center Cape Meares Lighthouse Tillamook Creamery History of Bay Ocean Spit Oswald West State Park How...


On the Hunt for Mountain Quail

Hannah and Erik heard tale of Mountain Quail at Boneyard Ridge...so they went a-huntin'. Did they find them? Listen in to find out! Also, Susan Peterson, a local birder joins them in the search and discusses how she uses her career in communications and life experiences with wildlife watching to encourage others in her local area to go and see what's out there! eBird Checklist: Boneyard Ridge eBird Checklist Other show notes: Window Pain Facebook Event Pre-Heidi Talk Hang Out Boneyard...


BONUS: Why Birds?

Hannah and Erik have been doing something kind of sneaky. They've kept interview answers to themselves! At the end of most the interviews, we've been asking one more question. A secret question. NOW is the time we reveal all the answers to you! Thank you for one awesome, bird-y year and we look forward to many more with you all! Connect with us at... IG: @Hannahgoesbirding and @Erikgoesbirding Twitter: @WeGoBirding Facebook: @HannahandErikGoBirding Email us at...


Birds and Beers in Bend, Oregon

Hannah and Erik headed over to Central Oregon for high desert birding, to enjoy local beers and search for a few lifers. They also discussed a controversial change that may be coming soon to the federal Duck Stamps. Show Notes: Hunting Imagery May Soon Be Mandatory for Federal Duck Stamp Contest ABA Duck Stamp Purchase Page 2019 Birding Classic Results Shearwater Journeys Igoterra eBird Checklists: Calliope Crossing Day 1 City of Sisters Hatfield Lake Calliope Crossing Day...


Birding the High Seas

Hannah and Erik joined Oregon Pelagic Tours for a trip out to see Albatross, Petrels, and Shearwaters! Listen in to learn more about pelagics, how to find one, and what to think about if you want to go on a pelagic birding trip. They saw some incredible birds and marine mammals too...check it out! Be warned -- Erik tends to get a bit seasick and we discuss it a bit. Keep this in mind if you get a bit squeamish! eBird Checklists: Day Before Trip at South Jetty Trip list Yaquina...


Big Day Competitions

Hannah and Erik head to Texas for a few Big Days! Competitive birding is on the rise with a multitude of different types of competitions from 5-mile radius to international affairs and everywhere in between. Birders have a history of big days and years...but what does it take to plan one of these for yourself and be successful? Did we win the Great Texas Birding Classic? Guess we'll find out June 1st, 2019! Show Notes ABA Big Day Count Rules When Women Run the Bird World One million...


Interview with Nicole "The Bird Statistician"

In this episode Hannah and Erik, had a chance to sit down at the Lucky Labrador Pub near Portland, OR with Nicole Michel to talk all about her life and the achievements she and the National Audubon Society have achieved over the years. They also had another installment of "Ask Hannah and Erik"! Show Notes CBC Trends Viewer Climate Watch landing page (lots of resources here) Audubon Gulf Restoration Plan Fine-scale CBC manuscript (open access) A Feminist Revolution in Birding SGM 990i...


Living Pura Vida in Costa Rica

Hannah and Erik went on Spring Break to Costa Rica....with a group of 30 high school students! Their goal: turn those kids into birders. Did they succeed? You'll have to listen and find out! Show Notes BirdCast Cornell Lab of Ornithology All About Birds Baldi Hotsprings Teaser Video with Rocio Questions Carara National Park "May the 4th be with you, then comes revenge of the 5th" also Global Big Day! eBird checklists Rio Tarcoles (Crocodile Boat Tour) PN Carara Punta Leona Resoort...


BONUS: Birding Panel Discussion

Want to learn more about getting kids and others involved in birding and the impact birding has on the world? Look no further than this panel discussion recorded at the Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival. Hannah was invited to take part and discuss her opinions and ideas with the other panelists. Show notes: Wing over Water Northwest Birding Festival Backyard Birding Kickstarter Connect with us at @Hannahgoesbirding and @Erikgoesbirding on Instagram, @HannahandErikGoBirding on...


Backyard Birding and Wings Over Water Fest

Hannah and Erik attended the Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival in Blaine, Washington. They rode a bus to Canada, bay cruise around Semiahmoo, and Hannah spoke on a panel! It was a great time and in the middle of it, we played Backyard Birding with it's creators Jeff and Jeremy. They also had a chance to interview them about the game and their Kickstarter to fund it. Thank you to Backyard Birding and the Wings over Water Northwest Birding Festival for having us! Show...


Wildlife Rehabilitation with Josh

Hannah and Erik headed to the Wildlife Center of the North Coast in Astoria, Oregon to interview its executive director, Joshua Saranpaa, about anything and everything bird and wildlife rehabilitation--just in time for baby bird season! Show Notes: Wildlife Center of the North Coast Guide star Great Texas Birding Classic Wings Over Water Birding Festival Connect with us at @Hannahgoesbirding and @ErikGoesBirding on Instagram and on Facebook, or email us at...


Eagle Watch and Wingspan

Hannah and Erik traveled to Madras, Oregon to volunteer as eagle spotters at the Eagle Watch festival! They discuss the event, their conversations with guests, a bit of history of the festival, and where it plans to go in the future...and maybe a few lifers! Also, Hannah and Erik recently got a copy of the new, hit board game, Wingspan from Stonemaier Games! They obsessively played it and told you all the in's and out's. It's a ton of fun to play...once this episode is up, we might go play...


Birds Gettin' Busy

Hannah and Erik celebrate Valentine's Day by counting down 10 of our favorite ways birds court each other, so that they can make little birds. Listen in to learn some of the fascinating courtship displays, dances, and calls that make bird mating behaviors so unique. Show Notes: Western and Clark's Grebes Water Dance Anna’s Hummingbird Courtship All About Birds Homepage New York Times article on Flamingos USFWS Laysan Albatross Courtship Display Greater Sage Grouse Booming video from...