Welcome back to the BioBlitz! Oklahoma podcast! In this episode we are chatting with RJ Baltierra, a field biologist from Washington state who spent two summers in Oklahoma collecting data for the Oklahoma Breeding Bird Atlas. RJ is a naturalist who also enjoys looking for herps (reptiles and amphibians), butterflies, and odonates (dragonflies and damselflies) while he’s out in the field. Listen to hear more about his time exploring Oklahoma and life as a field biologist, and his perspective on the unique biology of our great state!
You can read more about the Breeding Bird Atlas or purchase a copy of the first edition from the Sutton Aviation Research Center here: https://www.suttoncenter.org/research/ok-bird-atlases-surveys/breeding-bird-atlas/
Also mentioned in this episode is the book “A Field Guide to Oklahoma's Amphibians and Reptiles” by Greg and Lynnette Sievert, which is available for purchase from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation here:
This podcast is a project of BioBlitz! Oklahoma, an outreach program of the Oklahoma Biological Survey at the University of Oklahoma. You can read more about the Oklahoma BioDiversity Stewards program here:
We hope you have time to step outside today and explore Oklahoma’s amazing biodiversity. Remember, you can find biodiversity right outside your door!