The Casual Birder Podcast

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A selection of episodes of The Casual Birder Podcast from both sides of the Atlantic! Featuring some of my favourite casual birding moments to inspire you to get outside and see your own local birds!
Ornithologist and conservationist Dan Rouse joins me for a walk on Rhossili Headland, on the Gower Peninsula, Wales. A well-respected birder and wildlife educator, Dan tells me how she became interested in birds at a young age, and how her advocacy for conservation of Welsh wildlife has led to tv and radio appearances. During the walk, Dan helps me identify the differences between Skylarks and Meadow Pipits, Cormorants and Shags, and Common Gulls and Herring Gulls. Links: Dan's Website Dan's Twitter Account Dan's Instagram Account Birds seen on the walk: Herring Gull Common Gull Shag  Fulmar Jackdaw Carrion Crow Meadow Pipit Kestrel Red-throated Diver Dunnock Linnet Great Black-backed Gull To find our more about the Rhossili Headland, visit National Trust For more about the birds mentioned in this episode, with videos and sound clips, visit the RSPB Bird guides: RSPB Bird Guide The Casual Birder Podcast Don't miss an episode - subscribe to the show (Subscribing is free) Twitter Instagram or join the Facebook Group If you enjoy the show, consider leaving a review on podchaser.com Thank you to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website at dronesmusic.net
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I had a wonderful bird walk with Ornithologist Dan Rouse on a breezy cliff top on the Gower Peninsula. Dan shared her knowledge of the local birds and wildlife, and taught me some tips for identifying some of the species we saw.
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Recorded in the garden of our vacation rental in Baja California, Mexico. The casita had a mature garden, and 13 bird species visited during our first full day there. Birds mentioned this episode: Orange-crowned Warbler Hooded Oriole Cactus Wren Turkey Vultures Common Raven Gila Woodpecker White-winged Dove House Sparrow Californian Scrub Jay Northern Cardinal Lesser Goldfinch House Finch Northern Mockingbird   Don't miss an episode - subscribe to the show (Subscribing is free) Follow me on - Twitter: https://twitter.com/CasualBirderPod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/casualbirderpodcast/ or join the Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/CasualBirderPodcast/   Thanks to: Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The Drones for letting me use 'Short Sleeved Shirt' as my theme music. Check out their website at www.dronesmusic.net  
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One of my most favourite episodes! I spent a day of casual birding sitting in the mature garden of the vacation rental, just watching what birds came by. Many of them were new species to me, and I delighted in their colour and calls!
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In episode 70, I take a look back on the casual birding moments that filled me with joy during 2019. Listeners share their favourite birding moments too. Episodes from 2019 that are referred to: #59 Mark Carwardine Watching whales in Baja California http://casualbirderpod.libsyn.com/59-mark-carwardine-watching-whales-in-baja-california #61 Backyard birds of Baja California http://casualbirderpod.libsyn.com/61-backyard-birds-in-baja-california #64 Mark Gagliardi Bird Walk at Lake Arrowhead http://casualbirderpod.libsyn.com/mark-gagliardi-bird-walk-at-lake-arrowhead #67 IPM2019 San Diego Bird Walk http://casualbirderpod.libsyn.com/67-ipm2019-san-diego-bird-walk #68 Isle of Wight bird walk with Keiron Lee Vine http://casualbirderpod.libsyn.com/isle-of-wight-bird-walk-with-keiron-lee-vine #69 Stephanie Seymour There Are Birds http://casualbirderpod.libsyn.com/stephanie-seymour-there-are-birds     Keiron Lee Vine’s book, Birding Moments - Haiku from the Coast is available from: https://www.blurb.co.uk/b/9883253-birding-moments   Stephanie Seymour’s album There Are Birds is available from: http://www.therearebirds.com/   Sign up for the Big Garden Birdwatch, 25-27 January 2020 https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/   The Casual Birder Podcast Don't miss an episode - subscribe to the show (it's free!) Casual Birder Website Follow me on - Twitter   Instagram  Podchaser or join the Facebook Group Thank you to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website at The Drones
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A review of my favourite birding moments of 2019, including an unexpected encounter with a Barn Owl.
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For this special episode for International Podcast Month, join me for a morning stroll around the streets of La Jolla in San Diego, California to discover what birds local residents can see. List of birds seen: Northern Mockingbird Song Sparrow Yellow-rumped Warbler Anna’s Hummingbird Rufous or Allen’s Hummingbird House Sparrow European Starling Collared Dove Mourning Dove American Crow Red-tailed Hawk Caspian Tern Herring gull Western Gull California Towhee Brown Pelican Links: Don't miss an episode - subscribe to the show (Subscribing is free) Follow me on - Twitter: https://twitter.com/CasualBirderPod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/casualbirderpodcast/ or join the Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/CasualBirderPodcast/ Thanks to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The theme music is Short-Sleeved Shirt by The Drones, used with permission. www.dronesmusic.net Visit International Podcast Month to see all the podcasts, blog posts and interviews released in September 2019.
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This was recorded on a wonderful warm, sunny morning in La Jolla, San Diego. Wandering the streets near the beach I found lots of the backyard birds that local residents would see, and learned more about Hummingbird behaviour!
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More casual birding this week as I sit in my suburban garden in southern England and describe the birds that visit. The promo is from False Starts Pod. Follow them on Twitter @FalseStartsPod Birds that visited, or flew over, my garden during the recording of this episode: Dunnock, Rook, Collared Dove, House Sparrow, European Starling, Wood Pigeon, Jackdaw, Blue Tit, Goldfinch, Swifts, Greenfinch, Red Kite. Contributions from: False Starts Podcast Links mentioned: Feeding birds in Summer http://ww2.rspb.org.uk/our-work/rspb-news/news/284908-feeding-birds-in-summer-mythbusting https://www.allaboutbirds.org/safe-summer-bird-feeding-qa-with-david-bonter/ To find out more about the birds mentioned this week, and to see videos and hear sound clips, visit https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/ The Casual Birder Podcast Don't miss an episode - subscribe to the show (Subscribing is free) Follow me on - Twitter: https://twitter.com/CasualBirderPod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/casualbirderpodcast/ or join the Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/CasualBirderPodcast/ Thank you to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website at www.dronesmusic.net  
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Recorded in my garden one summer morning, I narrated as my local birds turned up to feed and bathe. And I was surprised by a low flight from a Red Kite!
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Join me as I look back to a bird walk I took in the summer in Prospect Park, in Brooklyn, NYC. Also, hear about the birds I saw on a recent birdwatch on the Isle of Wight and Mum, co-host of Rough Giraffe podcast, sets us a challenge about the birds she sees in Spain.   Contributions from: Rough Giraffe Podcast Sunshine and Power Cuts   Contact the Show: Twitter Instagram Casual Birder Podcast Facebook Group   Links: Brooklyn Bird Club RSPB Audubon   Thanks: To Randy Braun for the show artwork The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website at www.dronesmusic.net  
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While spending a few days in New York in the summer of 2018, I took a walk in Prospect Park with a friend, and discovered some unexpected delights amongst the local birds!
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I take a walk around the London Wetland Centre in Barnes with my guest, conductor, author and bird watcher: Lev Parikian. Read more about Lev's book 'Why Do Birds Suddenly Disappear?' and his blog posts at https://levparikian.wordpress.com/ For further information about the London Wetland Centre, visit: https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/london/   Don't miss an episode - subscribe to the show (Subscribing is free) Follow me on - Twitter: @CasualBirderPod Instagram: @CasualBirderPodcast or join the Facebook group       
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One of my favourite bird walks, accompanied by author, conductor and very experienced birder, Lev Parikian. It was a beautiful Autumn day, and we were treated to a surprise cameo by a Cetti's Warbler!
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Actor and podcaster Mark Gagliardi joins me in Lake Arrowhead, California, for his first bird walk. Will it live up to his expectations? Will we see any birds? Listen and find out!   Shows mentioned: We Got This! with Mark and Hal Mark's podcast: Pod & Treasure Follow Mark on Twitter - @MarkGags Maximum Fun website ______________ Birds of Southern California: A Guide to Common & Notable Species (Quick Reference Guides) Learn more: Bird guide link To find out more about the birds mentioned this week, and to see videos and hear sound clips, visit allaboutbirds.org  ______________  The Casual Birder Podcast Don't miss an episode - subscribe to the show (Subscribing is free) Follow me on - Twitter: @CasualBirderPod Instagram: @CasualBirderPodcast or join the Facebook group at Facebook Group   Thank you to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website at Drones Music
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Last year I was excited to take one of my favourite podcasters, Mark Gagliardi (We Got This with Mark and Hal) on a bird walk in Lake Arrowhead, California. Come along with us to hear Mark's wonderful stories and his delight as I helped him identify the birds we saw.
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Mark Carwardine is a conservationist, broadcaster and wildlife photographer. He is also a whale expert and leads wildlife tours around the world. I was recently on one of those tours, in Baja California. I spoke with Mark about the wildlife we saw and his conservation work. Mark’s website can be found at https://www.markcarwardine.com/   Whales and Dolphins seen on the whale-watching tour (in order seen): Common Dolphin Gray Whale Fin Whale Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Bottlenose Dolphin Blue Whale Humpback Whale Sperm Whale Peruvian Beaked Whale Dwarf Sperm Whale     Birds seen on the whale-watching tour (in order seen): 1. BROWN PELICAN 2. WESTERN GULL 3. SNOWY EGRET 4. GREAT BLUE HERON 5. GREAT EGRET 6. BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON 7. DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT 8. BLACK OYSTERCATCHER 9. BLACK-VENTED SHEARWATER 10. PINK-FOOTED SHEARWATER 11. BRANDT'S CORMORANT 12. SONG SPARROW 13. LINCOLN'S SPARROW 14. SWAINSON'S THRUSH 15. OSPREY 16. RAVEN 17. HEERMANN'S GULL 18. COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD 19. SURF SCOTER 20. TURKEY VULTURE 21. CASPIAN TERN 22. ROYAL TERN 23. REDDISH EGRET 24. POMARINE SKUA 25. WHITE IBIS 26. LONG-BILLED CURLEW 27. SANDERLING 28. RED-BILLED TROPICBIRD 29. MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD 30. BLUE-FOOTED BOOBY 31. BROWN BOOBY 32. XANTUS'S MURRELET 33. MASKED BOOBY 34. WHITE-THROATED SWIFT 35. YELLOW-FOOTED GULL 36. NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD 37. EARED GREBE 38. VERDIN 39. ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER 40. GILA WOODPECKER 41. LADDERBACKED WOODPECKER 42. WHITE-WINGED DOVE 43. NORTHERN CARDINAL 44. BLACK-THROATED SPARROW 45. HOUSE FINCH 46. CACTUS WREN 47. BLACK STORM PETREL 48. ELEGANT TERN 49. PELAGIC CORMORANT 50. HOUSE SPARROW     The Casual Birder Podcast Don't miss an episode - subscribe to the show (Subscribing is free) Follow me on - Twitter: https://twitter.com/CasualBirderPod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/casualbirderpodcast/ or join the Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/CasualBirderPodcast/   Thanks to: Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The Drones for letting me use 'Short Sleeved Shirt' as my theme music. Check out their website at www.dronesmusic.net  
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What a year 2019 was! I spent 11 days watching whales with leading conservationist and zoologist Mark Carwardine. Along the way I learned about the birds we saw. This interview was recorded on the last night of the vacation, on the deck of the boat, with low flying Brown Pelicans adding to the excitement!
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A podcast for people interested in wild birds. Suzy is joined by her husband, John, to talk about the penguins they saw when they went to Antarctica in 2014. Six penguins will be discussed over two episodes. In Part 1, the featured birds are Rockhopper Penguin and Magellanic Penguin. Part 2 is next week. The results of the Listener Challenge are revealed. If you like the show, please rate and review it, and tell a friend to try it.
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I was very fortunate to visit Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands in 2014. Here is the first episode of two about the Penguins we saw there.
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