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Cin-Ty Lee and Andrew Birch

June 19, 2023

Among the hardest groups of birds to identify in the field are the Empidonax flycatchers. Telling one from another when they are not singing gives beginner birders as well as long-time birders headaches. On this episode of Inquiry, we will talk to two people who have produced a field guide to this challenging group. CIN-TY LEE is a professor in the Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences at Rice University. Joining him will be ANDREW BIRCH, artist and illustrator. Their new field guide is FIELD GUIDE TO NORTH AMERICAN FLYCATCHERS: EMPIDONAX AND PEWEES.