In this episode of Outdoor Radio, biologists Kent McFarland and Sara Zahendra meet up with Tom Berriman, avid birder and regional expert, in Moose Bog in search of the enigmatic crossbill. The beak on these birds is actually crossed, allowing them to pry open the scales on cones and pick out the seeds inside. A crossbill can consume 3,000 seeds a day! Join them on their hunt.
Listen to the show
- Bryan Pfeiffer on Birding in Moose Bog.
- Field guide to Red Crossbill and White-winged Crossbill
- White-winged Crossbill live eBird map for November, 2017.
- Red Crossbill live eBird map for November, 2017
- Report your sightings at Vermont eBird, a project of Vermont Atlas Of Life.
Images from the Show
Outdoor Radio is produced in collaboration with Vermont Public Radio with support from the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation.