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Episode 14: Welcome Winter Wanderers
November 12, 2020

Overview:
In this episode, John and Brian discuss the Winter Finch Irruption and the finches that are making their way through North America. You’ll learn all about what they look like, sound like, and how you can attract them to your yard.

Resources:

Read the full report of the Winter Finch Forecast, https://finchnetwork.org/winter-finch-forecast-2020 
Learn more about Ron Pittaway: https://www.audubon.org/news/the-man-behind-brilliant-winter-finch-forecast-passing-torch
Learn more about Tyler Hoar: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/meet-the-new-wizard-of-winter-finch-forecasts-qa-with-tyler-hoar/ 

Winter Wanderers 

Pine Siskin: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Pine_Siskin 
Red-breasted Nuthatch: https://www.wbu.com/birds/nuthatches/
Evening Grosbeak: https://www.wbu.com/birds/grosbeaks/
Purple Finch: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Purple_Finch 

Kids Activity 

Look up winter bird calls: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/
Free Smartphone App: https://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/
Draw and color birds can help you ID them: https://www.birdwatching-bliss.com/bird-coloring-pages.html 

Citizen Science projects

Project FeederWatch: https://feederwatch.org/ 
Christmas Bird Count: https://www.audubon.org/conservation/science/christmas-bird-count