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Join Bill Thompson, III, and Ben Lizdas from Bird Watcher's Digest for their light-hearted and humorous podcast, Out There With the Birds, where they discuss the latest news, trends, and anecdotes about wild birds and the bird watchers who enjoy them. Listen in to find out just how wonderful and weird the world of birding can be when you're Out There With the Birds.

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Join Bill Thompson, III, and Ben Lizdas from Bird Watcher's Digest for their light-hearted and humorous podcast, Out There With the Birds, where they discuss the latest news, trends, and anecdotes about wild birds and the bird watchers who enjoy them. Listen in to find out just how wonderful and weird the world of birding can be when you're Out There With the Birds.

    Episode 65: Sean Dooley: Saving Birds and Habitat in Australia

    Episode 65: Sean Dooley: Saving Birds and Habitat in Australia

    Sean Dooley is the National Public Affairs Manager for Birdlife Australia. He has seen firsthand the devastating fires that Americans have been following with great concern in the media. According to Sean, the extent of loss is now 12.2 million hectares, which equates to more than 30 million acres--an area larger than the state of Pennsylvania! He took time in January to talk with host Wendy Clark about what it's like to be a conservationist in Australia at this critical time; how the birds and bird habitats are faring with the destruction; and most importantly, how Americans can provide real support for this country in crisis.

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    Episode 64: Eva Matthews Lark: Hog Island Audubon Camp

    Episode 64: Eva Matthews Lark: Hog Island Audubon Camp

    Join host Dawn Hewitt as she interviews Eva Matthews Lark, program director for Hog Island Audubon Camp in Maine. Listen in as Dawn and Eva talk about the amazing birding experiences, natural history, and landscapes that Hog Island has to offer.

    • 36 min
    Episode 63: British Invasion Series: The Last Hurrah!

    Episode 63: British Invasion Series: The Last Hurrah!

    This podcast is the final episode of our British Invasion series. Join Wendy Clark as she talks to a variety of friends and colleagues at the British Birdfair about important conservation projects, birds, and international birding travel.

    • 34 min
    Episode 62: British Invasion Series: An Interview with Stephen Moss

    Episode 62: British Invasion Series: An Interview with Stephen Moss

    If you're a "twitcher" in the UK, Stephen Moss is a familiar household name, and a beloved birding celebrity. He was the original producer of the BAFTA award-winning TV series Springwatch, worked with the TV shows Big Cat Diary, Birds Brittania, and Birding with Bill Oddie, and has authored no less than forty books on birds and British wildlife. Stephen writes a monthly Birdwatch column for The Guardian, is president of the Somerset Wildlife Trust, is an honorary professor at Nottingham University Business School, and currently leads courses and lectures at Bath Spa University in MA Travel & Nature Writing. As a close friend of both Bill Thompson III and Wendy Clark, Stephen and his family have hosted them many times at their lovely home in Somerset UK. This podcast was recorded in August, 2019 as Wendy and Stephen chatted on the Moss family patio in butterfly garden. Learn more about Stephen's expansive career, his passion for birds, conservation, and education, and take a stroll down memory lane as Stephen and Wendy share fond memories of the late Bill Thompson III.

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    Episode 61: British Invasion Series: An Interview with Jim Lawrence

    Episode 61: British Invasion Series: An Interview with Jim Lawrence

    Episode #61 continues our "British Invasion Series," which features a series of interviews that BWD Director Wendy Clark conducted at the 2019 British Birdfair in the UK. The British Birdfair is one of the largest gatherings of bird watchers and conservationists from around the world. In this episode Wendy interviews Jim Lawrence, global marketing director for BirdLife International. Jim and Wendy discuss the British Birdfair, US and UK conservation relations, and get distracted by a few excellent bird sightings!

    • 28 min
    Episode 60: Introducing the British Invasion Series! An Interview with John Cox

    Episode 60: Introducing the British Invasion Series! An Interview with John Cox

    The British are coming! The British are coming! Well... British TWITCHERS, that is! Welcome to our "British Invasion" podcast series featuring birding artists, conservationists, authors, and renowned birders from across the pond. In today's podcast, host Wendy Clark interviews celebrity UK bird artist John Cox about the role of artists at the British Birdfair, the evolution of bird art in the UK, his journey as a bird artist, and more. John's warm personality, his decades of experience, and his oh-so-charming British accent make this an episode you don't want to miss!

    • 28 min

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