Laura’s Best Bird EVER! ™ series

Publication Date: Oct. 28, 2018

Each of these blog posts is a transcript of a For the Birds podcast/radio program, though the blog post is often longer and more fleshed out due to time constraints for many radio stations that carry the program. I’ve been using these stories as part of keynote speeches titled Laura’s Best Bird EVER: How I went looking for birds, and found adventure, fun, joy, love, and redemption. I’m hoping to ultimately put a hundred or so of these stories into a book.

1959: My First Encounter with a Blue Jay. Or listen to the podcast.
1975: Triumph! My First Chickadee. Or listen to the podcast.
1959, 1976, and 1977: Pine Grosbeak, My Once Upon a Dream Bird with a little bit about my lifer Great Horned Owl, too. Or listen to the podcast.
1976: Le Conte’s Sparrow: Tiny Ahab. Or listen to the podcast.
1976: I Learn Patience from a Pileated Woodpecker. Or listen to the podcast.
1979: Love and Magic: Ludwig the Blue Jay. Or listen to the podcast.
1980: Redemption from Four Buff-breasted Sandpipers. Or listen to the podcast.
1981: Raven with a Gift from Above. Or listen to the podcast.
1982: Joey and the Las Vegas Great-tailed Grackles. Or listen to the podcast.
1985: Katie’s Boo Jays. Or listen to the podcast.
1988: Tommy’s Bohemian Waxwing. Or listen to the podcast.
1995: Vindication via a Five-striped Sparrow. Or listen to the podcast.
1997: Geppetto the Pileated Woodpecker. Or listen to the podcast Part I and Part 2.
2000: White Tern: Too Pooped to Pop? Or listen to the podcast.
2013: The Mexican Chickadee Who Took Pity on Me. Or listen to the podcast.
2018: The Photogenic Pileated Woodpecker. Or listen to the podcast.