151 episodes

Hannah and Erik love to spend their free time adventuring and birding. Join them as they discuss their most recent adventures and other birding topics. They are not experts but are always game to learn and experience new things. Connect with us on all the socials or send an email to: HannahandErikGoBirding@gmail.com.

Hannah and Erik Go Birding Hannah Buschert and Erik Ostrander

    • Science
    • 4.6 • 114 Ratings

Hannah and Erik love to spend their free time adventuring and birding. Join them as they discuss their most recent adventures and other birding topics. They are not experts but are always game to learn and experience new things. Connect with us on all the socials or send an email to: HannahandErikGoBirding@gmail.com.

    Pelagic Trip from San Diego

    Pelagic Trip from San Diego

    There are so many variables to pelagic birding trips with weather, sea conditions, fish movement patterns, and more!  So sometimes it is a surprise what you happen upon.  The San Diego Bird Festival offers pelagic trips and we were lucky enough to get on one.  

    Main Story Begins at: 13:40
    Show notes
    Buy me a Coffee
    San Diego Bird Festival
    Spring Chirp 
    Great American Eclipse
    Dark Sky Week
    eBird Global Big Day
    New Seaforth
    Flock to Marion 2025 - BirdLife South Africa Cruise
    eBird Trip Report
    Birds/Animals mentioned:
    Scripps’s Murrelet 
    Heermann’s Gull  
    Intro Bird Call:  Black Oystercatcher (Recorded: Washington March, 2019) 
    Outro Bird Call: Pink-footed Shearwaters (Recorded: Offshore Washington, July 2020) 
    Connect with us at...
    IG: @Hannahgoesbirding and @Erikgoesbirding
    Twitter: @WeGoBirding
    Facebook: @HannahandErikGoBirding
    Email us at HannahandErikGoBirding@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.gobirdingpodcast.com

    • 39 min
    Digiscoping Big Year with Jeff Bouton

    Digiscoping Big Year with Jeff Bouton

    Jeff Bouton is a dedicated and expert digiscoper.  In 2023, he accidentally did a digiscoping Big Year amounting over 1,000 species caught on camera using his iPhone and Kowa spotting scope.  Listen in to hear all about digiscoping, Jeff's digiscoping tips and what he learned doing a big year.  

    Main Story Begins at: 12:30
    Show notes
    Buy me a Coffee
    Dial-a-birder: 503-741-9306
    Spring Chirp
    Dean Hale Woodpecker Fest
    Birding is the world Brazil
    KOWA YouTube Page
    Flock to Marion Again!
    Intro Bird Call:  Brown-backed Solitaire (Recorded: Oaxaca, Mexico October, 2023) 
    Outro Bird Call: Black Oystercatcher (Recorded: Washington, March 2019) 
    Connect with us at...
    IG: @Hannahgoesbirding and @Erikgoesbirding
    Twitter: @WeGoBirding
    Facebook: @HannahandErikGoBirding
    Email us at HannahandErikGoBirding@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.gobirdingpodcast.com

    • 54 min
    Bars and Birds of San Diego

    Bars and Birds of San Diego

    San Diego has so much to offer - good restaurants and bars, beaches, outdoor recreation... and birds!  We've been to San Diego many times, so we were on the lookout for some new places to explore for drinks and birds. 

    Main Story Begins at: 9:40

    *Dial-a-Birder Hotline:  Call 503-741-9306 to ask a question or tell us what's going on in your area!  Your voicemail could be featured in our next episode!
    Show notes
    Cornell Lab of Ornithology - BeastBox
    Buy me a Coffee
    Birding is the World Brazil trip
    San Diego Bird Festival
    Spring Chirp
    Birding is the world Brazil
    Ramona Grasslands Preserve
    Dos Picos County Park
    Doyle Community Park
    Gravity Heights Brewery
    The Grass Skirt
    The Captains Quarters
    eBird Trip Report
    Birds/Animals mentioned:
    Burrowing Owl
    Brant 
    Intro Bird Call:  Spotted Towhee (Recorded: San Diego, CA February, 2024) 
    Outro Bird Call: American Crow (Recorded: Oregon, May 2023) 
    Connect with us at...
    IG: @Hannahgoesbirding and @Erikgoesbirding
    Twitter: @WeGoBirding
    Facebook: @HannahandErikGoBirding
    Email us at HannahandErikGoBirding@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.gobirdingpodcast.com

    • 50 min
    Cruising through the Caribbean

    Cruising through the Caribbean

    Going on a cruise?  It can be hard to get some birding in!  But we believe in trying to bird wherever you can - so we did!  Our cruise took us to Princess Cay, Puerto Rico, and Grand Turk and we were able to see some great birds while checking out the other sites.

    Main Story Begins at: 8:25
    Show notes
    Buy me a Coffee
    Birding is the World Brazil trip
    San Diego Bird Festival
    Spring Chirp
    Birding is the world Brazil
    Birds and Beans Coffee
    Peter Kaestner Sees 10,000 birds
    10,000 birds blogs
    eBird Trip Report: https://ebird.org/tripreport/201269 
    Intro Bird Call:  White-eyed Vireo (Recorded: Florida December, 2022) 
    Outro Bird Call: Royal Tern Colony (Recorded: Florida, July 2018) 
    Connect with us at...
    IG: @Hannahgoesbirding and @Erikgoesbirding
    Twitter: @WeGoBirding
    Facebook: @HannahandErikGoBirding
    Email us at HannahandErikGoBirding@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.gobirdingpodcast.com

    • 51 min
    A Day in South Florida

    A Day in South Florida

    Back in Florida - at least for a day!  Before going on a "company retreat/family wedding" cruise, we had a day to bird the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area.  Good food, sunny skies, and cherished birds!  Luckily for us, there was a free walk with Tropical Audubon Society at Frog Pond WMA/Lucky Hammock, a great hotspot just outside of the Everglades National Park entrance.

    Main Story Begins at: 9:24
    Show notes
    Buy me a Coffee
    Birding is the World Brazil trip
    Great Backyard Bird Count
    San Diego Bird Festival
    Spring Chirp
    Birding is the world Brazil
    Birds and Beans Coffee
    Tropical Audubon Society
    Robert is Here
    Frog Pond WMA/Lucky Hammock
    eBird Trip Report
    Intro Bird Call:  White-eyed Vireo (Recorded: Florida December, 2022) 
    Outro Bird Call: Fish Crow (Recorded: Florida, December 2022) 
    Connect with us at...
    IG: @Hannahgoesbirding and @Erikgoesbirding
    Twitter: @WeGoBirding
    Facebook: @HannahandErikGoBirding
    Email us at HannahandErikGoBirding@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.gobirdingpodcast.com

    • 43 min
    The Gambia, Birding in West Africa

    The Gambia, Birding in West Africa

    In the second half of our West Africa trip, we spent it birding in various spots along the River Gambie.  West Africa may not be as high on your bucket list, but it is definitely has  unique spots, wonderful residents and visitors, and of course, amazing birds.

    Main Story Begins at: 8:20
    Show notes
    Buy me a Coffee
    Birding is the world Brazil
    Spring Chirp
    San Diego Bird Festival
    Oregon Pelagic Tours
    May 7, 2024 Princess Cruise
    Great Backyard Bird Count
    Marakissa River Camp
    eBird Trip Report 
    Birds/Animals mentioned:
    Bruce’s Green-Pigeon
    Egyptian Plover 
    Intro Bird Call:  African Scops-Owl (Recorded: The Gambia, December 2023) 
    Outro Bird Call: Four-banded Sandgrouse (Recorded: The Gambia, December 2023) 
    Connect with us at...
    IG: @Hannahgoesbirding and @Erikgoesbirding
    Twitter: @WeGoBirding
    Facebook: @HannahandErikGoBirding
    Email us at HannahandErikGoBirding@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.gobirdingpodcast.com

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
114 Ratings

114 Ratings

AudraGaines ,

Super informative and well researched episodes

Great chemistry with the hosts, lots of information. The show notes might be my favorite part - loads of great info.

Melisabirdsong88 ,

One of my Faves

This is Long overdue!
One of my favorite podcasts Hannah and Erik go to so many great places and i feel like i get to tag along( almost) actually it is great for tips and inspiration
They are also so much fun and i truly i appreciate the restaurant and brewery visits as well
Love this podacst!!!!
Pls go back to SE arizona so i compare notes lol

Ashy Rats ,

A real birdy podcast

A really interesting listen when the hosts do their trip reports. I appreciate the detail and discussions of the real ins and outs, pitfalls and great areas to bird in the specific locations they visit. Knowing things like the availability of parking, restrooms or gift shops really helps me when I’m planning trips. My favorite episodes are the trip reports.
I also really appreciate that they reliably drop episodes on a schedule. It’s really nice to have something to look forward to regularly and reliably.

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