Episode 26: How to Ruffle Feathers
Birdwatching is one of the fastest-growing outdoor hobbies, but don't let its daintyfied, kitchen-window connotations fool you. Point your binoculars in the right direction, and you'll spot a nest of unladylike passions, persistence and politics that have bonded women and birds for centuries. Join Cristen and Caroline's crosscountry flight from a competitive minivan of moms to a political mover and shaker in the nation's biggest birding organization.
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