75 episodes

Join Wendy Clark, Dawn Hewitt, and Kelly Ball 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.

Out There With the Birds Bird Watcher's Digest

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    • 4.5 • 77 Ratings

Join Wendy Clark, Dawn Hewitt, and Kelly Ball 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 106: An Interview with Lucy McRobert

    Episode 106: An Interview with Lucy McRobert

    Host Wendy Clark McGlynn interviews Lucy McRobert, an author, columnist, mother of three, and a wildlife storyteller based in the UK who works freelance for wildlife charities and businesses. Her first book, 365 Days Wild, offers 365 ways to make nature part of your life every day. In this episode, Wendy and Lucy discuss life during the pandemic, birding and conservation work in the UK, diversity in birding, and much more!

    • 47 min
    Episode 105: An Interview with Liz Hackett

    Episode 105: An Interview with Liz Hackett

    Liz Hackett works with Bush Heritage Australia, a conservation organization in Australia that mirrors the work of the Nature Conservancy in the US. She is an avid birder, has traveled the world extensively, and she and her late husband, Paul Hackett, owned and managed a bird-watching tour company in Melbourne before his sudden death in August 2019. Liz and BWD's Wendy Clark McGlynn enjoy a conversation about birds and birding in Australia, living down under during the pandemic, what it's really like to live in the city of Melbourne, and finding the strength to move on after sudden loss.

    • 56 min
    Episode 104: What's Happening at BWD

    Episode 104: What's Happening at BWD

    What's Up at BWD? We're glad you asked! Join BWD publisher Wendy Clark and BWD editor Dawn Hewitt as they enjoy a candid discussion about what's happening at Bird Watcher's Digest in the fall of 2021. On the road together in Bossier City, Louisiana, Wendy and Dawn discuss the magazines, tours, and life as a birding company in a post-pandemic world.

    • 57 min
    Episode 103: The ReThink Birding Expo

    Episode 103: The ReThink Birding Expo

    Have you heard about the ReThink Birding and Travel Expo? This is a virtual global travel event tailor-made for the bird-watching industry that will take place online on February 11-13, 2022, hosted by ReThink Travel and Bird Watcher's Digest. Host Wendy Clark talks with famed birder James Currie and Green Team Global President Hugh Hough in today's episode of Out There with The Birds about what it's like to travel right now for bird watching, about changes in international and domestic birding travel in our post-pandemic world, and more!

    • 50 min
    Episode 102: An Interview with Katie Fallon

    Episode 102: An Interview with Katie Fallon

    In this episode of Out There with the Birds, Bird Watcher's Digest editor Dawn Hewitt interviews Katie Fallon. Katie is author of two acclaimed books, Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird; and Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird; and two acclaimed books for children. She's also writes for Bird Watcher's Digest, penning the WINGBEATS column in two issues each year. She is also a co-founder of the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia, a bird rehabilitation facility that takes in hundreds of ill or injured birds every year. In that capacity, she also cares for numerous non-releasable birds, including vultures, hawks, and even a peregrine falcon, which provide her with personal knowledge and insights most birders can't even imagine.

    • 58 min
    Episode 101: Transitions and Trends in the American Birding Community

    Episode 101: Transitions and Trends in the American Birding Community

    Jeffrey Gordon is the president of the American Birding Association, a position he has held since late 2010. Jeff is also a well-known writer, photographer, tour leader, and naturalist and a former Field Editor for Bird Watcher's Digest. He is a frequent speaker and field trip leader at various birding and nature festivals. Jeff recently joined Out There With The Birds host Wendy Clark in a conversation about transitions and trends in the American birding community, and how the American Birding Association is faring during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

Pastielle ,

Birds and Music

Loved the episode about Birds and Music! A rather obscure artist I want to add to the song list is by “The The” and the name of the track is “Sweet Birds of Truth”. From the Columbia record label which is now owned by Sony Corporation. Originally from England, “The The” is totally underrated in my opinion and a truly amazing lyricist that I consider as a sort of Lenard Cohen of the UK. Anyway, thanks for the episode, was wonderful and inspiring!

REZNIL JANNERY ,

Oy music

Cannot listen with that annoying music? In background sigh…

orarref ,

Amazing podcast

I love all the guests that they have on this show. I highly recommend it to all my birder friends.

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