118 episodes

Suzy shares the joy of watching wild birds, from her garden visitors in southern England to birds seen internationally.
Learn how to identify species, notice their behaviours, and recognize songs and calls.
Join Suzy for recorded bird outings, interviews with experts and enthusiasts, and stories from birders around the world.

Suzy says: “Birding is a great pastime. It can be done with others or alone. You don't need expensive equipment, your eyes or ears are enough. And best of all, the Casual Birder can do as much or as little birding as suits them. It's perfect for fitting into our busy schedules.”

Find Suzy on Twitter @CasualBirderPod

The Casual Birder Podcast Suzy Buttress

    • Science
    • 4.9 • 48 Ratings

Suzy shares the joy of watching wild birds, from her garden visitors in southern England to birds seen internationally.
Learn how to identify species, notice their behaviours, and recognize songs and calls.
Join Suzy for recorded bird outings, interviews with experts and enthusiasts, and stories from birders around the world.

Suzy says: “Birding is a great pastime. It can be done with others or alone. You don't need expensive equipment, your eyes or ears are enough. And best of all, the Casual Birder can do as much or as little birding as suits them. It's perfect for fitting into our busy schedules.”

Find Suzy on Twitter @CasualBirderPod

    Food, Feet and Faeces: the key to keeping our garden birds healthy #119

    Food, Feet and Faeces: the key to keeping our garden birds healthy #119

    Finches Friend founder Dick Woods and wildlife presenter Martin Hughes-Games join Suzy to talk about the unintended consequences of feeding garden birds that can affect their health. Dick showcases a revolutionary easy-clean feeder that he designed to reduce the transmission of disease among birds visiting feeders. He says the key is to keep birds' feet and faeces out of their food. Timestamps & Links: 00:00:00 Announcements
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    00:00:48  Last Episode
    118 A weekend of waders at the Hampshire coast
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    00:01:31 Introduction to the episode
    00:04:37 Interview with Dick Woods and Martin Hughes-Games
    Finches Friend Website

    00:47:10 Wrap-up
    A Wild Life: My Adventures Around the World Filming Wildlife by Martin Hughes-Games
    Martin Hughes-Games' website
    Garden Wildlife Health
    Garden Bird Health
    00:48:06 Wrap and Close
    Support the Show - Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.com
    Thanks to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show.
    The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website at www.dronesmusic.net

    • 48 min
    A weekend of waders at the Hampshire coast #118

    A weekend of waders at the Hampshire coast #118

    Following a weekend spent at the Hampshire Coast at the end of August, join me and my birding partner & husband, John, as we review the waders and other birds that we saw.
    I also talk about the BTO course on wader ID that I took, and we hear from past guest Natasha about the benefits she has found using the Merlin Bird ID app.
    And there are shout-outs to all the wonderful birders who have shared sightings with me over the past few weeks.
    Timestamps & Links:

    00:00:00 Pre-roll & announcements
    Contribute to our JustGiving fundraiser in support of BirdLife International
    00:01:18  Last Episode
    Birding in Lithuania with Boris Belchev
    00:01:39 Suzy and John review their wader weekend Part 1
    00:19:22 Casual Birder Weekly
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    00:19:46 Suzy and John review their wader weekend Part 2
    00:28:16 BTO wader ID course and Yearlist so far
    Sign up to the BTO e-Newsletter here
    Suzy compares her year list with The British List
    00:31:17 Keep in touch
    Keep in touch
    00:35:49 Suzy's recent birding and Shout-outs
    00:45:37 Support the Show
    Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.com
    00:46:05 Wrap and Close
    The Casual Birder Podcast website  https://casualbirder.com/
    Don't miss an episode - follow the show!
    Thanks to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show.
    The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it.
    Check out their website at www.dronesmusic.net
     

    • 46 min
    Birding in Lithuania with Boris Belchev #117

    Birding in Lithuania with Boris Belchev #117

    Wildlife photographer and tour leader Boris Belchev tells up about birding in Lithuania, a small Baltic country with 403 species. Recorded at #globalbirdfair.
    Timestamps & Links:

    00:00:00 Podcast intro
    00:00:37  Last Episode
    An afternoon birding in Hampshire
    00:00:51 Support the Show
    Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.com
    00:01:22 Chat with Boris Belchev
    Alcedo Wildlife
    Boris on Instagram
    00:13:56 Suzy update
    00:14:42 Casual Birder Weekly is back!
    Read the newsletter here!
    00:15:18 Global Bird Weekend Oct 7-9, 2022
    Sign up to the Casual Birder Podcast Team for the Global Bird Weekend
    00:16:06 Keep in Touch
    Keep in touch
    00:16:22 Wrap and Close
    Website:  The Casual Birder Podcast 
    Don't miss an episode - follow the show!
    Thanks to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show.
    The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website

    • 16 min
    An afternoon birding in Hampshire

    An afternoon birding in Hampshire

    Join me and John, my birding partner and husband, as we review the birds seen during a July afternoon at Martin Down and Blashford Lakes, in Hampshire, UK.
    Timestamps & Links:
    00:00:00 Pre-roll & announcements
    Sign up to the Casual Birder Podcast Team for the Global Bird Weekend
    00:01:29  Last Episode
    Sussex Sara at Global Birdfair
    Find Sara on Instagram @Sussex_Sara
    00:02:12 Support the Show
    Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.com
    00:02:45 Suzy and John review an afternoon of birding Part 1
    00:11:29 The Casual Birder Weekly newsletter is back!
    Sign up here!
    00:12:07 Suzy and John review an afternoon of birding Part 2
    00:20:12 Rob and Alison share a trip report from Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve, in Lincolnshire
    Keep in touch
    00:24:20 Wrap and Close
     
    The Casual Birder Podcast   https://casualbirder.com/
     
    Don't miss an episode - follow the show!
    Thank you to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show.
    The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website at www.dronesmusic.net

    • 24 min
    Sussex Sara at Global Birdfair #115

    Sussex Sara at Global Birdfair #115

    Sara Humphrey, also known as Sussex Sara on social media, shares her passion for wildlife photography, low-carbon birding, and educating others in responsible wildlife watching. Recorded at Global Birdfair.
    Timestamps & Links:

    00:00:00 Theme song
    00:00:36  Last Episode
    Hannah Bourne-Taylor at Global Birdfair
    00:00:47 Support the Show
    Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.com
    00:01:20 Introduction to Sussex Sara
    00:02:08 Chat with Sussex Sara
    Find Sara on Instagram @Sussex_Sara
    00:11:44 Keep in touch
    00:11:59 Wrap and Close
    Website: The Casual Birder Podcast   
    Don't miss an episode - follow the show!
    Thanks to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show.
    The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Checkout their website

    • 12 min
    Hannah Bourne-Taylor at Global Birdfair #114

    Hannah Bourne-Taylor at Global Birdfair #114

    In this episode, recorded at Global Birdfair, author of Fledgling, Hannah Bourne-Taylor, shares her extraordinary experience of raising a young finch that had been abandoned by its flock, and which made its home in her hair!
    Timestamps & Links: 00:00:00 Pre-roll and Theme song
    00:00:50 Last Episode -  Stephen Moss at Global Birdfair
    Last episode
    00:01:02 Support the Show
    Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.com
    00:01:20 Introduction to chat 
    00:02:00 Chat with Hannah Bourne-Taylor
    Hannah's website
    00:13:10 Wrap and Close
    Don't miss an episode - follow the show!
    Thanks to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show.
    The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website at www.dronesmusic.net

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

Mamminiog ,

A podcast for any birder

This is an excellent podcast for all birders, especially if you are new to birding.

I laughed so hard at the bit with the scope as we have done that regularly 😀

Neil UK Wildlife ,

Excellent Podcast

If you are getting into birding this is the podcast to listen too. And if you just like birds its wortha listen too!

Andyrffc ,

Podfest follower….

Lockdown week 4 was just a gentle way of listening and learning! We did a big lead up to the Big Bird Watch weekend on Bromley Libraries Podcast and I’m sad to say I didn’t follow it up myself! However we’ve got some keen birders on the library staff so I will recommend your podcast to them… and I’m subscribed!
And great to virtually meet you on the UK members meet-up of PodFest

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