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Episode Twelve: Bird Psyches

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This week’s bonus-length episode marks the culmination of our first season of the Bird Show, and we chose a topic worthy of this special occasion: Bird Psyches.  We’ve seen throughout the Bird Show how adept avian beings are at just about everything.  Today we dive beneath the surface to discover the psychological world of Birds.  Dr. Gay Bradshaw joins the flock for a fascinating conversation covering everything from trauma recovery to her lifelong journey with Panama, the Yellow-naped Amazon Parrot.

If you enjoy Dr. Crow’s Bird Show, please rate, review, and subscribe on YouTube or wherever you listen to podcasts.  And if you know any fellow Bird nerds who you think will enjoy the show, please send them our flockin’ way.

 

Special Guest:  Dr. Gay Bradshaw, Founder & Director of The Kerulos Center for Nonviolence

 

Flocking News article — Early Experiences Determine how Birds Build their First Nest

Article on Brain Structure — Bird Brain? Ounce for Ounce Birds have Significantly more Neurons in their Brains than Mammals or Primates

Article on Trauma Recovery — Avian Affective Dysregulation: Psychiatric Models and Treatment for Parrots in Captivity

 

Co-Host: Luca the Blue and Gold Macaw

Logo Artwork: Teal Michaels

Music: The Deviants

 

Have ideas for the show?  Send them to crowbirdshow@gmail.com

To support the Bird Show, visit The Kerulos Center for Nonviolence at www.Kerulos.org

Episode Eleven: Sun Conures

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On today’s episode, we’re shining a light on Sun Conures (also known as Sun Parakeets), a charismatic species whose feathers are as bright as their personalities.  Through the eyes of co-host Gir, we’ll explore what it’s like to be a Conure in captivity: the ups, downs, and in-between.  These beautiful birds are endangered in the wild, making this a rare opportunity to get to know Sun Conures on a whole ‘nother level.

If you enjoy Dr. Crow’s Bird Show, please rate, review, and subscribe on YouTube or wherever you listen to podcasts.  And if you know any fellow Bird nerds who you think will enjoy the show, please send them our flockin’ way.

Flocking News article — Exploring the Pet-tential Benefits of Being Stuck at Home with Furry Friends

Info about 2016 Recovery Project in Guyana — Keep the Suns Shining in Guyana: Recovering the Sun Conure (Sun Parakeet)

 

Co-Host: Gir the Sun Conure

Logo Artwork: Teal Michaels

Music: The Deviants

 

Have ideas for the show?  Send them to crowbirdshow@gmail.com

To support the Bird Show, visit The Kerulos Center for Nonviolence at www.Kerulos.org

Episode Ten: Bird Senses

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Birds are known for their acute vision and sense of hearing, but what about their other senses? For instance, did you know that Parrots have more taste buds than the average bird? And that it’s not necessarily the Owl’s ears that help her hear so well? Find out about these fascinating facts on today’s Bird Show, where we explore the sensational world of avian perception.

If you enjoy Dr. Crow’s Bird Show, please rate, review, and subscribe on YouTube or wherever you listen to podcasts.  And if you know any fellow Bird nerds who you think will enjoy the show, please send them our flockin’ way.

Flocking News article — These Birds Have Been Found to Warn Rhinos of Poaching—And It Could Help Protect the Species

Articles on Bird Pheromones — The Perfume of Reproduction in Birds: Chemosignaling in Avian Social Life; Insectivorous Birds Eavesdrop on the Pheromones of Their Prey

 Special Guest:  Abby Couture, Student Intern from McGill University

 

Co-Host: Chipmunk the Ameraucana Chicken

Logo Artwork: Teal Michaels

Music: The Deviants

 

Have ideas for the show?  Send them to crowbirdshow@gmail.com

To support the Bird Show, visit The Kerulos Center for Nonviolence at www.Kerulos.org

Episode Nine: Bowerbirds

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Meet one of Nature’s greatest artists: The Bowerbird.  Bowerbirds are known for their intricate courtship displays, which include seductive dances and next-level interior design skills. Discover what it takes to build your own bower (Luca and I will tell you—it’s harder than it looks!) and find out what these fascinating, feathery architects have to tell us about climate change.

If you enjoy Dr. Crow’s Bird Show, please rate, review, and subscribe on YouTube or wherever you listen to podcasts.  And if you know any fellow Bird nerds who you think will enjoy the show, please send them our flockin’ way.

Flocking News Article — Golden Bowerbirds’ Building Prowess Helps Scientists Monitor Climate Change, and Alarm Bells are Ringing

See our bower on YouTube

 

Co-Host: Luca the Blue and Gold Macaw

Logo Artwork: Teal Michaels

Music: The Deviants

 

Have ideas for the show?  Send them to crowbirdshow@gmail.com

To support the Bird Show, visit The Kerulos Center for Nonviolence at www.Kerulos.org

Episode Eight: Top 15 Birds

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It’s a special week here at the Bird Show as we celebrate Emily’s 15th birthday with a list of her Top 15 Birds. From the glaciers of Antarctica to the forests of New Zealand, join us for a whirlwind tour of our favorite birds throughout the world. Some are cute, some are majestic, and without a doubt all fifteen are fascinating in their own, unique ways.

If you enjoy Dr. Crow’s Bird Show, please rate, review, and subscribe on YouTube or wherever you listen to podcasts.  And if you know any fellow Bird nerds who you think will enjoy the show, please send them our flockin’ way.

 

Co-Host: Chipmunk & Coyote the Ameraucana Chickens

Logo Artwork: Teal Michaels

Music: The Deviants

 

Have ideas for the show?  Send them to crowbirdshow@gmail.com

To support the Bird Show, visit The Kerulos Center for Nonviolence at www.Kerulos.org

Episode Seven: Quetzals

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Shimmering like living jewels, Quetzals are one of the most stunningly-plumed bird species on the planet. On today’s episode, we learn about the life and legends surrounding these magnificent creatures. Uncover the mystery as to why the Quetzal no longer chooses to sing.  Discover the link between Quetzals and the people of Guatemala. And check out this episode’s co-host, Skittles the Green-Cheeked Conure, as she does her best Quetzal impression.

If you enjoy Dr. Crow’s Bird Show, please rate, review, and subscribe on YouTube or wherever you listen to podcasts.  And if you know any fellow Bird nerds who you think will enjoy the show, please send them our flockin’ way.

Flocking News article — Indigenous Women’s Agro-Ecology is Healing Guatemala’s Landscape

 

Co-Host: Skittles the Green-Cheeked Conure

Logo Artwork: Teal Michaels

Music: The Deviants

 

Have ideas for the show?  Send them to crowbirdshow@gmail.com

To support the Bird Show, visit The Kerulos Center for Nonviolence at www.Kerulos.org

Episode Six: Easter Eggs

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We all know the eggspression: What came first, the Chicken or the Egg?  On today’s Bird Show, Dr. Crow and Co-host Charlene are joined by Egg-Truth.com’s Nigel Osborne to discuss the origins of the Easter Egg. (Egg-rolling contest, anyone?) Then we’ll swoop in for a deeper look at backyard flocks and the industrial egg industry and what it all means for the modern Chicken. Finally, we’ll share some Easter craft ideas with the potential to become new fun, family traditions.

If you enjoy Dr. Crow’s Bird Show, please rate, review, and subscribe on YouTube or wherever you listen to podcasts.  And if you know any fellow Bird nerds who you think will enjoy the show, please send them our flockin’ way.

 

Flocking News article — https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/28/style/chicken-eggs-coronavirus.html

The History of the Hunt: How an Easter Tradition was Hatched by Dr. Andrew Hann — http://blog.english-heritage.org.uk/the-history-of-the-egg-hunt/

Ideas for Eggless Easter Traditions:

String Easter Eggs

Salt Dough Eggs

Vegan Cake Pops

Mercy the Chicken book

Free coloring book from Happily Ever Esther

 

Special Guest:  Nigel Osborne, founder of www.Egg-Truth.com

 

Co-Host: Charlene the Buff Orpington Chicken

Logo Artwork: Teal Michaels

Music: The Deviants

 

Have ideas for the show?  Send them to crowbirdshow@gmail.com

To support the Bird Show, visit The Kerulos Center for Nonviolence at www.Kerulos.org

Episode Five: Blue and Gold Macaws

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Take a bird break to learn about Blue and Gold Macaws.  Co-host Luca the Macaw joins the conversation and reveals not only his sense of humor, but also some of the struggles he faces as a Macaw in captivity.  While we do make some serious points in this week’s episode, we also remember the importance of laughter.  Say, did you hear the one about the Blue and Gold Great White Shark?

If you enjoy Dr. Crow’s Bird Show, please rate, review, and subscribe on YouTube or wherever you listen to podcasts.  And if you know any fellow Bird nerds who you think will enjoy the show, please send them our flockin’ way.

Flocking News article — https://phys.org/news/2020-03-covid-pandemic-illegal-wildlife-spotlight.html

Source on Charlie, (allegedly) the world’s oldest Blue and Gold Macaw — https://www.beautyofbirds.com/blueandgoldmacaw.html


Co-Host: Luca the Blue and Gold Macaw
Logo Artwork: Teal Michaels
Music: The Deviants

Have ideas for the show?  Send them to crowbirdshow@gmail.com

To support the Bird Show, visit The Kerulos Center for Nonviolence at www.Kerulos.org

Episode Four: Wild Turkeys

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In these tough times, distract yourself by talking Turkey! This week, co-host Chipmunk the Chicken and special guest Lauren Bailey join the flock to gobble up some facts and stories about Wild Turkeys, the genetic ancestors to the domesticated Turkeys that are so prevalent today, with more than 200 million individuals raised each year in the United States alone. (By comparison, there are an estimated seven million Wild Turkeys in the entire WORLD!) Discover what these charismatic birds have in common with Peacocks. Hear an inspiring story about a Turkey named Matilda. All that and more on today’s episode of the Bird Show.

If you enjoy Dr. Crow’s Bird Show, please rate, review, and subscribe on YouTube or wherever you listen to podcasts. And if you know any fellow Bird nerds who you think will enjoy the show, please send them our flockin’ way.

Flocking News article — https://www.athensreview.com/sports/spring-turkey-preview-experts-predicting-banner-season-and-bumper-hatch/article_f79c491c-67ad-11ea-83c9-b393a9263631.html

Think Like an Eagle: At Work With a Wildlife Photographer by Kathryn Lasky — https://books.google.com/books?id=ezfxAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA9&lpg#v=onepage&q&f=false

Special Guest: Lauren Bailey, host of the Being Sanctuary podcast —>>> https://kerulos.org/courses-mentoring/being-sanctuary/

Co-Host: Chipmunk the Ameraucana Chicken
Logo Artwork: Teal Michaels
Music: The Deviants

Have ideas for the show? Send them to crowbirdshow@gmail.com

To support the Bird Show, visit The Kerulos Center for Nonviolence at www.Kerulos.org

Episode Three: Birds of Ireland

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In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, this week on the Bird Show we explore the lore behind the majestic Birds of Ireland. How did the Robin get her red breast? Why should you never let a Seagull borrow your shoes? And how did the Wren outsmart an Eagle to become the King of Birds? Find the answers (and maybe even a pot of gold) on today’s special shamrock-inspired episode of Dr. Crow’s Bird Show.

If you enjoy the Bird Show, please rate, review, and subscribe on YouTube or wherever you listen to podcasts. And if you know any fellow Bird nerds who you think will enjoy the show, please send them our flockin’ way.

Flocking News article — https://www.irishnews.com/lifestyle/2020/02/22/news/take-on-nature-a-godly-intervention-results-in-encounter-with-long-lost-great-spotted-woodpecker-1845128/

Ireland’s Birds: Myths, Legends and Folklore by Niall MacCoitir — https://www.amazon.com/Irelands-Birds-Myths-Legends-Folklore/dp/1848892985

Have ideas for the show? Send them to crowbirdshow@gmail.com

Co-Host: Skittles the Green-Cheeked Conure
Logo Artwork: Teal Michaels
Music: The Deviants