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 81: The Terra Project
Wendy Clark, Publisher of Bird Watcher's Digest, recently talked with Scott Whittle and Mike Lanzone about the TERRA PROJECT, a cutting-edge development in data tracking and wildlife conservation. Join Wendy, Scott, and Mike in their conversation about this fascinating project and learn more about how we can all become part of the global TERRA NETWORK.
Episode 80: An Interview with Paul Baicich
Paul Baicich has been author of the Quick Takes column in Bird Watcher's Digest for more than a dozen years, is author of three important books on birds and bird watching, worked for the American Birding Association for 14 years, and is an ardent champion of bird conservation. In this episode of OTWTB, BWD editor Dawn Hewitt chats with Baicich about his lifelong passion for birds, and his myriad bird-related projects, past, present, and future.
Episode 79: The Birding Co-Op
In a world where we all feel disconnected, The Birding Co-op provides a diverse, ambitious, and supportive global community who wants to make the birding world a better place through responsible tourism practices, advocating for social liberties, and advancing science-based environmental changes. Wendy Clark, Publisher of Bird Watcher's Digest, recently chatted with founding members of the Birding Co-op, Mollee Brown, Christina Baal, and Andrew Guttenberg, to learn more about this exciting up-and-coming organization and movement.
Episode 78: An Interview with Dr. David Bird
David Bird has written the Bird Behavior column in Bird Watcher's Digest since 1995. He's well qualified: Recently retired, he was a professor of biology and wildlife management at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and researched kestrels, Cooper's hawks, and other raptors extensively. In this episode of Out There With the Birds, BWD editor Dawn Hewitt asks Professor Bird whether his name had anything to do with his career choice--as well about his lifetime of learning about birds.
Episode 77: The Global Bird Weekend
Bird Watcher's Digest is PROUD to support the first event of its kind on October 17th and 18th--the GLOBAL BIRD WEEKEND. This event is open to everyone in the world, it's free of charge, and its purpose and mission is to raise awareness and engagement of birds and birders on every continent around the world. It's also a great opportunity to help raise funds that will be used to fight the illegal bird trade in Asia and around the world. Join BWD Publisher Wendy Clark along with Tim Appleton and Jim Lawrence from the UK to learn more about this exciting event, why it's happening, and how YOU can get involved!
Episode 76: An Interview with George Armistead
George Armistead is many things: pro birder, author, tour leader, marketer, and tolerant of jalapeños as a pizza topping. After earning a master’s degree in environmental studies, George, a native Philadelphian, opted out of a consulting career and began his birding journey. In this episode, host Kelly Ball and George revisit his birding career spectrum: from professional guide on birding trips, to book author, to founder of BirdPhilly, an informal birding group to encourage people to discover the City of Brotherly Love’s birds. Come for the stories and stay for the speed round of questions at the end to hear how George was foiled by a bristle-thighed curlew in 2002.
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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!
I love all the guests that they have on this show. I highly recommend it to all my birder friends.
I find the RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH hard to swallow .🐧