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The Birding Life Podcast

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In this episode we chat all about atlassing and why it’s so important. I chat to Colin Summersgill who will be telling us all about what atlassing is, how to do it, and how it will help you to grow as a birder. This is a great chat with an exp
In this episode we will talking all about one of the biggest birding days on the calendar, Birdlife South Africa’s Birding Big Day! I will be chatting to two guests in this episode – first I will interview Etienne Marais, who was the leader of
In this episode I enlist the help of well-known Cape Town birder Garret Skead – to give us tips and locations to help plan an epic Cape birding weekend. If you are doing the Birdlife South Africa Flock to Marion cruise or even if you just want
In this week's show we have two incredible guests – first we chat to Hans Larsson. Hans is one of the world’s best bird artists – and was involved in Peter Harrison’s ‘Seabirds – The New Identification Guide’. He tells us all about his journey
This week’s guest is someone that is Aldo Berruti, who is based in a beautiful KwaZulu Natal town called Underberg. In this episode Aldo is going to be your virtual guide on a trip up Sani Pass – one of South Africa’s best birding spots. He tel
This week, we have an international flavour to the show – with two very special guests. First, we chat to Suzy Buttress from England. Suzy is the host of The Casual Birder Podcast, which encourages people of all experience levels to appreciate
This week’s guest is an ornithologist, author, and 2021 Birdlife South Africa Gill Memorial Award Winner - we are honoured to introduce David Allan. This is a brilliant episode where we get to hear from one the countries leading voices in ornit
In today's show The Birding Life is joined by Dan Brady who is part of the 'Forest and Birds Bird of the Year' Campaign in New Zealand. We find our more about New Zealand birds and decide on each of our own birds of the year...as well as our un
Episode 75 - Vultures: What's the Big Deal? - with special guest Ben Hoffman In this episode we look at why Vultures are such an important part of the eco-system and why we should conserve them. This is a fascinating chat with so much great in
Episode 74 - The BirdPro App Part 2 with special guest Herman Van Den Berg In this episode we will be chatting about bird apps – and specifically the BirdPro South Africa App. I find out from Herman not only about the BirdPro App, but also abo
Episode 73 - Adventures in Nature with special guest Tristan Spurway Tristan Spurway has been on the show before sharing about his journey , but this time we take a different angle. We look at the other areas of nature that have opened up beca
Episode 72 of The Birding Life Podcast with the Craig and Christine Widdows Craig and Christine are doing a birding big year around South African trying to see as many birds as possible with their two young children Wren and Finn. Many South Af
Episode 71 of The Birding Life Podcast with special guest Nicolette Forbes This week’s guest is a 2021 Birdlife South Africa Owl Award winner, is one of our countries leading conservationists, and is the chairperson of Birdlife eThekwini KZN.
Episode 70 of The Birding Life Podcast – Twitch Fever with special guest Zach Simpson This week’s guest is young birding extraordinaire, Zach Simpson. In the episode we will be looking at what the thrill is around twitching and specifically why
Episode 69 of The Birding Life Podcast – The Birding Life Show – Caprivi Strip Birding Marc Cronje from Nature Travel Birding takes us on a virtual trip to explore the Caprivi Strip, in Namibia. We discover what this special location offers bir
Episode 68 - Slow Birding with special guest Bridget Butler Bridget Butler, also known as the Bird Diva, discusses an approach to birding that encourages deeper observation, deeper listening, and deeper connection. This interview takes us on a
Episode 67 of The Birding Life Podcast – The Birding Life Show – ‘The Atlasing Episode’ In this episode we chat about atlasing and the value that it has added to each of our birding journeys. To support the work that we do: buymeacoffee.com/The
Episode 66 of The Birding Life Podcast – The Owl Award Episode In today’s episode we will be looking at Birdlife South Africa’s 2021 Owl Awards, that they hosted virtually on the 22nd of June. We will find out all about the awards, how the win
Episode 65 of The Birding Life Podcast – Steps to Better Birding with special guest Keanu Canto We will be looking step by step at Keanu’s approach to birding – looking at his pre-birding preparation, how he approaches the field, as well as wh
Episode 64 of The Birding Life Podcast – The Youth Day Episode On the day that this episode is released, we are commemorating Youth Day in South Africa. To celebrate this, we have handed over the reins of this episode to Mark Heystek – the Bird
Episode 63 of The Birding Life Podcast – The Birding Life Show June 2021 The whole Birding Life team gets together and chats about all thing’s birds. As always, the Birding Life show is proudly sponsored by Outliers Coffee Roasters. To support
Episode 62 of The Birding Life Podcast with special guest Peter Harrison Peter is an ornithologist, author, artist, conservationist, and an adventurer. He has been described as the 'David Attenborough of the seas'. In this interview he shares h
Episode 61 of The Birding Life Podcast with special guest Marc Cronje Today’s guest is Marc Cronje who is going to take us on a birding trip to the Kruger National Park – in the episode we will hear about the special birds that the park has, as
Episode 60 of The Birding Life Podcast with special guest Richard Flack Richard is one of South Africa’s best loved photographers. He tells us all about his love for birds, his photographic journey, gives lots of photography tips – and we get t
Episode 59 of The Birding Life Podcast with special guest Dr Melissa Whitecross Dr Melissa Whitecross the Landscape Conservation Program Manager at Birdlife South Africa. In this episode she tells us all about some exciting events that Birdlife
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