28 episodes

Your Bird Story centers the voices of everyday people's encounters and relationships with wild birds in cities.

The podcast was created and is hosted by Georgia Silvera Seamans. Each episode's nature notes are written by Loyan Beausoleil. The podcast is produced and edited by Pod to the People. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/yourbirdstory/support

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Your Bird Story centers the voices of everyday people's encounters and relationships with wild birds in cities.

The podcast was created and is hosted by Georgia Silvera Seamans. Each episode's nature notes are written by Loyan Beausoleil. The podcast is produced and edited by Pod to the People. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/yourbirdstory/support

    Monica Yadeun, Bird Protector in Mexico City

    Monica Yadeun, Bird Protector in Mexico City

    Monica Yadeun wears many hats. She is a veterinarian, a bird advocate, and an environmental innovator. Her initiative Pollinator Resorts is part of the World Economic Forum. She founded Guardianas de las Aves. In our conversation, Monica talks about her path to veterinary care, doctoral degree in decolonize pedagogy, bird diversity conservation, and favorite birds(s). She tells us that she gets to know birds by spending time in their places. 

    Follow Guardianas de las Aves on Instagram @guardianas_de_aves. Learn more about Pollinator Resorts.

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    Season 3 of Your Bird Story brings more field recordings to listeners. CHIRP, as we are calling this season, is made possible with a Voice for Nature Foundation grant.

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    Production

    Creator and Host: Georgia Silvera Seamans

    Producer and Editor: Pod to the People

    Bird vocalizations were accessed from the Macaulay Library.

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    • 31 min
    Katie Leung Loves Raptors

    Katie Leung Loves Raptors

    Katie Leung's childhood interest in charismatic megafauna and predatory mammals and fish has evolved to include raptors like the Eastern Screech-Owl and the Osprey. Katie describes her previous work with raptors in New York City. She is effusive about her new job working on the Hudson River, a "beautiful, vast estuary".  I appreciate Katie's willingness to talk about balancing vigilance in light of anti-Asian hate and enjoying and working in the outdoors.

    Read about the eagle hacking project in Inwood Hill Park in upper Manhattan. 

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    Season 3 of Your Bird Story is devoted to bringing more field recordings to listeners. CHIRP, as we are calling this season, is made possible with a Voice for Nature Foundation grant.

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    Creator and Host: Georgia Silvera Seamans

    Producer and Editor: Pod to the People

    Raptor vocalizations were accessed from the Macaulay Library.

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    • 25 min
    Bird Times at a Manhattan Middle School

    Bird Times at a Manhattan Middle School

    Last month, Your Bird Story x CHIRP spent two weeks with 12 science classes in a Manhattan public middle school. We showed bird specimens, prepared bird specimens, talked about birds and urban ecology, and swapped bird stories. This episode is based on a recording made in one classroom during the preparation of a Yellow-bellied Cuckoo specimen. Our thanks to TSMS. 

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    Season 3 of Your Bird Story is devoted to bringing more field recordings to listeners. CHIRP, as we are calling this season, is made possible with a Voice for Nature Foundation grant.

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    Production

    Creator and Host: Georgia Silvera Seamans

    Producer and Editor: Pod to the People

    Yellow-bellied Cuckoo vocalizations were accessed from the Macaulay Library. 

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    • 19 min
    Zoey Liangzhang Birds in Beijing

    Zoey Liangzhang Birds in Beijing

    UX designer Zoey Liangzhang caught the birding bug in New York City. Among her spark birds was a Red-tailed Hawk that spent time on her fire escape. When she returned to Beijing she immersed herself in the birdwatching community there. In this month's episode, Zoey talks about her birding life in both cities as well as her hopes for the future of birding in Beijing.

    Follow Zoey's bird adventures on Instagram. Learn more about the organizations she volunteers with such as Friends of Nature. Zoey recommends watching this Beijing Television show featuring wildlife conservationist Terry Townshend which she describes as "a great video about birding in Beijing." We agree!

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    Season 3 of Your Bird Story is devoted to bringing more field  recordings to listeners. CHIRP, as we are calling this season, is made  possible with a Voice for Nature Foundation grant.

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    Production

    Creator and Host: Georgia Silvera Seamans

    Producer and Editor: Pod to the People

    Bird vocalizations were accessed from the following sources:


    Red-tailed Hawk (juvenile) https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/175635401

    Spotted Dove https://ebird.org/species/spodov
    Eurasian Kestrel https://ebird.org/species/eurkes/
    Rufous-bellied Woodpecker https://ebird.org/species/rubwoo1



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    • 35 min
    American Robins According to Emily Williams

    American Robins According to Emily Williams

    How much do you know about the American Robin? Turdus migratorius is the focus of the doctoral research of Emily Williams, an avian ecologist. How big are robin roosts? Are female robins territorial? How flexible is their migration? After all, migratory is in their name. Emily's research, based in Washington DC, is highlighting and revealing much about this underappreciated common bird. Follow Emily on Twitter and on her website.

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    Season 3 of Your Bird Story is devoted to bringing more field recordings to listeners. CHIRP as we are calling this season is made possible with a Voice for Nature Foundation grant.

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    Creator and Host: Georgia Silvera Seamans

    Producer and Editor: Pod to the People

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    • 36 min
    Your Bird Story - Staff Picks

    Your Bird Story - Staff Picks

    The Your Bird Story team listened through our 2-year archive and selected three of our favorite segments to share with you to close out Season Two. You'll hear about deterring bird-airplane conflicts, Black people in the outdoors are not unicorns, making friends through bird watching, experiencing nature as a child, and the importance of caring for nature. Take a listen.

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    Season 2 of Your Bird Story is made possible with a Puffin Foundation grant.

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    Production

    Creator and Host: Georgia Silvera Seamans

    Nature Note Writer: Loyan Beausoleil

    Producer and Editor: Pod to the People

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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

slweimer ,

Your Bird Story

Love the conversations with everyday people who talk about how they incorporate their passion for birds in their own varied lives. The host lets the individual voices and stories shine.

Brdrgrrrl ,

A species and place made real through story telling

Im hooked after listening to the first episode, which takes place in NYC, an apt starting place for this thoughtful, conversational podcast about everyday urban birders. The podcast promises more stories by urban residents and their avian neighbors, and i can imagine a travel/birding experience dedicated to just cities being a distinct landing place for birder listeners. Cant wait for more episodes!

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