Birding enthusiast Mike Jacobs, retired Grand Forks Herald publisher and editor and author of the weekly "Always in Season" bird column, is featured on this week's "BirdCallsRadio" podcast.

During the 40½-minute interview, Connecticut-based podcast host and owner Mardi Dickinson visits with Jacobs about such topics as his interest in birding, the impact the Flood of 1997 had on bird life, how his weekly bird column got started, recommendations for birding getaways and birds of the Red River Valley.

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"It was a great interview, and I hope you all get a chance to listen to it," Dickinson said.

The podcast, which was posted Tuesday, is available online at, on Twitter at and on Facebook at

Watching wild birds, promoting bird conservation and getting children involved in the outdoors all are focuses of "BirdCallsRadio," Dickinson says on the podcast's website. Jacobs' "Always in Season" column appears every Sunday on the Herald's website and outdoors pages.