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Home | Episode 32: Refresh and Re-Feather  

WBU Podcast

It’s that time of year, the birds are putting on a brand-new coat to get ready for migration or winter. In this episode, you’ll learn all about the different kinds of feathers, what they do, what they’re for, and how to ID them. John and Brian are sharing all their fun feather facts with you! 

Further Reading for Topics Discussed 
Migratory Bird Treaty Act: https://www.fws.gov/birds/policies-and-regulations/laws-legislations/migratory-bird-treaty-act.php
Feather hunting for hats: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plume_hunting
Eagle symbolism and cultural meaning: https://www.worldbirds.org/eagle-symbolism/ 

Birds Mentioned 
American Woodcock: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Woodcock/id
Cardinal: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Northern_Cardinal
Blue Jay: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Blue_Jay
Golden Eagle: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Golden_Eagle
Swan: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Tundra_Swan/
Chickadee: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Carolina_Chickadee  

Feather ID Help
Feather Atlas: https://www.fws.gov/lab/featheratlas/ 

High Protein Foods to Help Birds Through Molting
Nyjer: https://order.wbu.com/shop/bird-food/bird-seed/nyjer
Sunflower chips: https://order.wbu.com/shop/bird-food/hot-pepper/sunfire-chips
Suet and mealworms: https://order.wbu.com/shop/bird-food/suet-mealworms
Bark Butter: https://order.wbu.com/shop/bird-food/bark-butter