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On BirdBanter Ed Pullen talks birding with other birders. Birding stories of travel, experiences, friendships and great bird sightings and adventures will be open topics of discussion.

Bird Banter Dr. Ed Pullen

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    • 4.9 • 38 Ratings

On BirdBanter Ed Pullen talks birding with other birders. Birding stories of travel, experiences, friendships and great bird sightings and adventures will be open topics of discussion.

    The Bird Banter Podcast #117 with Joe Morlan

    The Bird Banter Podcast #117 with Joe Morlan

    On this episode Joe Morlan and I talk about his multifaceted birding career and experiences.  Joe taught birding classes at the College of San Francisco for year, served as member, chair and now as webmaster of the California Bird Records Committee, is an author, and is a really good storyteller.  


    You can reach Joe from his website.


    Read more on the BirdBanter.com blog post about this episode.


    Thanks for listening.


    Good birding and good day. 


     

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Bird Banter Podcast #116 with Charlie Wright

    The Bird Banter Podcast #116 with Charlie Wright

    On this episode Charlie and I talk about his early birding years, his time on remote Alaskan Islands and on research vessels, and his local birding especially at a new Tacoma hotspot Dune Peninsula Park.  Charlie was an early adopter and volunteer reviewer for eBird and is the data reviewer for COASST.  I'm really excited to have Charlie as a guest and think you'll enjoy hearing his story. Thanks for listening. 


    As always read more about the episode on the BirdBanter.com blog post. 


    Good birding and good day. 

    • 47 min
    The Bird Banter Podcast #115 with Iván Lau

    The Bird Banter Podcast #115 with Iván Lau

    On this episode I talk with Iván Lau, the birding guide I used on a recent brief trip to Medellin, Colombia.  Iván was really top notch, and we got in a lot of birding in the 3 days I had available.  Medellin was beautiful, the birds were spectacular, and the experience was great.  


    You can contact Iván at on Instagram @ivanlaulovera or by email at 




    ivanlaulovera@gmail.com

    Check out the blog post on BirdBanter.com with more information if you are interested. 
    Thanks for listening.
    Good birding and good day!

     

     

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    The Bird Banter Podcast #114 with Zach Poland

    The Bird Banter Podcast #114 with Zach Poland

    On The Bird Banter Podcast #114 I talk with Zach Poland, a top Oklahoma birder who I heard about from Pete Janzen of Episode #112.  Zach talks about his birding story, birding in Oklahoma, how his training in geology influences his birding strategies and more. Enjoy. 


    See the blog post on Birdbanter.com for additional information. 


    Thanks for listening.


    Good birding and good day!

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    The Bird Banter Podcast #113: Ed on Molt

    The Bird Banter Podcast #113: Ed on Molt

    There are few nuances of birding that cause more confusion and frustration than molt. Birds have to replace their feathers every year to survive, and understanding this process called molt can bring a not just a better understanding of birds and bird ID, but make looking at the details of plumage of each bird we see a little more fun. I'm certainly no expert on molt, but hearing about the process from the perspective of a non-expert who enjoys the subject may help listeners wrap their brains around the terminology used and the process. I hope so. 


    Check out Steven N.G. Howell's great book Molt in North American Birds, which I said I'd link to in these notes, but appears to be out of print.  Borrow a copy from a birder you know if you can. 


    I'll put up a blog post on BirdBanter.com with more details. 


    Until next time, good birding and good day!


     

    • 18 min
    The Bird Banter Podcast#112 with Pete Janzen

    The Bird Banter Podcast#112 with Pete Janzen

    On The Bird Banter Podcast #112 with Pete Janzen we talk lots about Kansas birding.  Pete wrote books about birds and birding in Kansas as well as a detailed work on the Birds of Sedgewick County, Kansas.  He wants you to know about the best place in the ABA area to book Lesser Prairie Chicken lek viewing with the Gove County group that manages these. You can contact Jim Miliensifer at  jhmillensifer@gmail.com   Here is their web site.


    Be sure to check out the blog on BirdBanter.com for more details. 


    Thanks for listening. Good birding and good day!

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Pierce County Bruce ,

Love the show

Keep up the great work. Love the stories.

Rationality fan ,

Easy listening

I enjoy listening to other birders talk about birding. I get some good ideas to improve my hobby by listening to the show. The host does an excellent job.

Regarding the question about organizing photos in the recent Dennis Paulson episode, I would recommend Lightroom Classic (used on a pc or laptop). I have used it since version 1.0 in 2007 and never had issues. Once you keyword photos, they can be searched in a second. You can also do advanced searches such as find all warblers between April and May. Lightroom also has plugins available that do more advanced data recovery and analysis. Cost is about $10 per month, subscription. There are other good programs such as Capture One, but I’d go with the most common program that is likely to be around in ten years. LR also does great photo editing: crop, modify hi-lites, shadows, exposure, noise, and sharpness. There is almost no need to ever use photoshop. I currently have about 200,000 photos in my main catalog.

LMP34 ,

Favorite birding podcast!

This is my favorite of the birding podcasts because of its relaxing vibe and that the host and guests live up to its tagline of “birders talk birding.” I’m always looking for ideas for new places and ways to bird. Thanks and keep it up!

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