Ologies: Plumology (FEATHERS) with Dr. Allison Shultz

We visit the Natural History Museum of LA’s collection of rare specimens and chat about everything from fossilized dinosaur feathers to silent owl flight to furry bird legs to why pigeons are so loud, peacock tails, down parkas, quill pens, heavy metal flautists, feather thieves, pigments, flight feathers, Vantablack, if you can eat feathers and why birdwatching is like seeing tiny purple raccoons zoom overhead.

Bino Expert: The Ultimate Guide To Birdwatching

There is not much more relaxing than taking out your binoculars and watching beautiful flashes of color crossing the sky and dancing through the trees.

Short Wave: Backyard Birding 101
Short Wave (NPR)

If you pay attention to what’s going on in your own backyard, ornithologist Viviana Ruiz Gutierrez says the birds among us have been putting on a great show.