American Birding Podcast interview

Black-chinned x Annas hybrid

This Black-chinned × Anna’s hybrid led to the discovery of a previously unrecognized field mark unique to Anna’s Hummingbird.

In the latest American Birding Podcast from the American Birding Association, Nate Swick and I chat about how I got into hummingbirds, how hummingbirds can serve as a gateway to the bigger world of birding, nature, and conservation, how friends and family of late birding icon Mary Jo Ballator plus some generous donors banded together to save her beloved private sanctuary, and how the peculiar voice of a hybrid hummingbird led to the discovery of a previously unrecognized field mark unique to Anna’s Hummingbird. Use the embedded player below to listen to the full podcast, or visit the American Birding Podcast page.