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Suzy shares the joy of watching wild birds, from her garden visitors in southern England to birds seen internationally. Learn how to identify species, notice their behaviours, and recognize songs and calls. Join Suzy for recorded bird outings, interviews with experts and enthusiasts, and stories from birders around the world. Suzy says: “Birding is a great pastime. It can be done with others or alone. You don't need expensive equipment, your eyes or ears are enough. And best of all, the Casual Birder can do as much or as little birding as suits them. It's perfect for fitting into our busy schedules.” Find Suzy on Twitter @CasualBirderPod

Suzy shares the joy of watching wild birds, from her garden visitors in southern England to birds seen internationally. Learn how to identify species, notice their behaviours, and recognize songs and calls. Join Suzy for recorded bird outings, interviews with experts and enthusiasts, and stories from birders around the world. Suzy says: “Birding is a great pastime. It can be done with others or alone. You don't need expensive equipment, your eyes or ears are enough. And best of all, the Casual Birder can do as much or as little birding as suits them. It's perfect for fitting into our busy schedules.” Find Suzy on Twitter @CasualBirderPod

Location:

United States

Description:

Suzy shares the joy of watching wild birds, from her garden visitors in southern England to birds seen internationally. Learn how to identify species, notice their behaviours, and recognize songs and calls. Join Suzy for recorded bird outings, interviews with experts and enthusiasts, and stories from birders around the world. Suzy says: “Birding is a great pastime. It can be done with others or alone. You don't need expensive equipment, your eyes or ears are enough. And best of all, the Casual Birder can do as much or as little birding as suits them. It's perfect for fitting into our busy schedules.” Find Suzy on Twitter @CasualBirderPod

Language:

English

Contact:

+447745088800


Episodes

Food, Feet and Faeces: the key to keeping our garden birds healthy #119

11/10/2022
Finches Friend founder Dick Woods and wildlife presenter Martin Hughes-Games join Suzy to talk about the unintended consequences of feeding garden birds that can affect their health. Dick showcases a revolutionary easy-clean feeder that he designed to reduce the transmission of disease among birds visiting feeders. He says the key is to keep birds' feet and faeces out of their food. Timestamps & Links: 00:00:00 Announcements Big news! Embroidered hats, shirts and sweatshirts featuring...

Duration:00:48:27

A weekend of waders at the Hampshire coast #118

9/24/2022
Following a weekend spent at the Hampshire Coast at the end of August, join me and my birding partner & husband, John, as we review the waders and other birds that we saw. I also talk about the BTO course on wader ID that I took, and we hear from past guest Natasha about the benefits she has found using the Merlin Bird ID app. And there are shout-outs to all the wonderful birders who have shared sightings with me over the past few weeks. Timestamps & Links: 00:00:00 Pre-roll &...

Duration:00:46:27

Birding in Lithuania with Boris Belchev #117

8/31/2022
Wildlife photographer and tour leader Boris Belchev tells up about birding in Lithuania, a small Baltic country with 403 species. Recorded at #globalbirdfair. Timestamps & Links: 00:00:00 Podcast intro 00:00:37 Last Episode An afternoon birding in Hampshire 00:00:51 Support the Show Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.com 00:01:22 Chat with Boris Belchev Alcedo Wildlife Boris on Instagram 00:13:56 Suzy update 00:14:42 Casual Birder Weekly is back! Read the newsletter here! 00:15:18...

Duration:00:16:47

An afternoon birding in Hampshire #116

8/23/2022
Join me and John, my birding partner and husband, as we review the birds seen during a July afternoon at Martin Down and Blashford Lakes, in Hampshire, UK. Timestamps & Links: 00:00:00 Pre-roll & announcements Sign up to the Casual Birder Podcast Team for the Global Bird Weekend 00:01:29 Last Episode Sussex Sara at Global Birdfair Find Sara on Instagram @Sussex_Sara 00:02:12 Support the Show Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.com 00:02:45 Suzy and John review an afternoon of birding...

Duration:00:24:40

Sussex Sara at Global Birdfair #115

8/15/2022
Sara Humphrey, also known as Sussex Sara on social media, shares her passion for wildlife photography, low-carbon birding, and educating others in responsible wildlife watching. Recorded at Global Birdfair. Timestamps & Links: 00:00:00 Theme song 00:00:36 Last Episode Hannah Bourne-Taylor at Global Birdfair 00:00:47 Support the Show Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.com 00:01:20 Introduction to Sussex Sara 00:02:08 Chat with Sussex Sara Find Sara on Instagram @Sussex_Sara 00:11:44...

Duration:00:12:24

Hannah Bourne-Taylor at Global Birdfair #114

8/8/2022
In this episode, recorded at Global Birdfair, author of Fledgling, Hannah Bourne-Taylor, shares her extraordinary experience of raising a young finch that had been abandoned by its flock, and which made its home in her hair! Timestamps & Links: 00:00:00 Pre-roll and Theme song 00:00:50 Last Episode - Stephen Moss at Global Birdfair Last episode 00:01:02 Support the Show Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.com 00:01:20 Introduction to chat 00:02:00 Chat with Hannah...

Duration:00:13:33

Stephen Moss at Global BirdFair #113

8/1/2022
Join me as I chat with author and broadcaster Stephen Moss at the 2022 Global BirdFair. Timestamps & Links: 00:00:00 Opening and Theme song 00:00:43 Last Episode - Casual Birding on a Shetland Beach Last episode 00:00:52 Introduction to chat 00:02:17 Chat with Stephen Moss Stephen's website 00:12:51 Comments on Global BirdFair 00:14:26 Support the Show Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.com 00:14:43 Shout out to the people I met at Global BirdFair 00:16:41 Podcast...

Duration:00:17:31

Casual Birding on a Shetland Beach #112

7/14/2022
In this episode, join Shetland resident Natasha and me as we sit at a quiet bay watching the birds that happen by. 00:00:00 Global Birdfair 00:01:17 Last Episode - Bird Chat with The Edinburgh Birdwatcher Last episode 00:01:31Sitting at Lingness with Natasha00:16:32 Avian influenza If you come across dead or ill birds, do not touch them. Please report them as soon as possible to the DEFRA helpline on 03459 33 55 77. 00:17:40 I am an affiliate of Garden Nature so when you use my link...

Duration:00:22:37

Bird Chat with The Edinburgh Birdwatcher #111

4/27/2022
Euan, The Edinburgh Birdwatcher, is celebrating 20 years of birding. He tells Suzy about his birding style and what birdwatching means to him. Also, there’s big news from the Blue Tits that Suzy is watching via remote camera and, in Last Call, listen to a glorious, uninterrupted 5 minutes of dawn chorus birdsong from the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire. Timestamps & Links 00:00:00 Pre-roll and intro music 00:00:56 Opening & Announcements Last Episode - Springtime Birding Last...

Duration:00:52:08

Springtime Birding #110

4/15/2022
Spring has arrived! Find out what we saw during our group Spring Equinox birding, and there's big news from our nestbox cam. Also, hear how you can join our team for the Global Big Day! More information and the episode transcript can be found at Episode 110 home page Time codes and Links 00:00:0000:01:00Last episode00:03:49Live Webcam of Rutland Ospreys00:12:08eBird Trip report00:21:58Join The Casual Birder Podcast Team00:23:2000:26:40Use offer code CBP10 to get 10% off your...

Duration:00:39:05

Birding in Belize - Trip report #109

3/7/2022
Kate Shaw, from Strange Animals Podcast shares a delightful trip report about the birds she saw on a recent vacation to Belize. It was a family vacation rather than a pure birding trip, but she still managed to squeeze in a day's birding with a guide. In addition, Kate took note of the birds around her while at the beach or while walking to the next village. And Suzy shows how Kate used the key bird identification tools to narrow down the species she was seeing in Belize. Timestamps &...

Duration:00:26:51

Birding in 2022 #108

2/22/2022
Looking ahead to birding in 2022. Suzy wants to see more species this year than in 2021. She has plans! Suzy has been out and about already this year. She tells us about the reserves and locations she has visited, and the birds seen there. Plus, we hear from listeners what birds they've been seeing. Timestamps & Links: 00:00:00 Opening 00:01:00 Introduction Past episode 00:01:32 My birding plans for 2022 00:05:34 Support the Show Contribute to the show’s tip jar 00:06:34 My Year...

Duration:00:39:33

Great Backyard Bird Count #107

2/19/2022
A short episode to alert you to two events currently on: the Great Backyard Bird Count, and National Nextbox Week. Due to delays in my episode production, the next episode will be too late to tell you about these two events. The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) 18-21 Feb 2022 What started as a way to collect data on birds visiting backyards in North America, is now a global event that provides data helping researchers learn about bird populations. Anyone can take part - just watch birds...

Duration:00:04:50

Best birding moments of 2021 #106

1/27/2022
It’s become a custom at the end of each year to review the bird species we’ve seen and recall the wonderful birding moments that we’ve had. In this episode I look back at the birds I saw in 2021 and share my favourite birding memories. Listeners also tell us about their stand out birding moments from the year. Timestamps & Links: 00:00:00 Opening 00:00:51 Past episode 105 Garden Birding at Pagham Harbour U.K. 00:01:22 Audience Survey Audience survey 00:02:30 My Birding Year -...

Duration:00:46:34

Garden Birding at Pagham Harbour, UK #105

12/28/2021
Join Suzy for a morning's birding in a country garden at Pagham Harbour, West Sussex. Suzy also tells us about her recent birding trips, a Magpie and Squirrel encounter in her garden, and we hear trip reports from listeners in California and the UK. Timestamps and Links: 00:00:00 Opening 00:00:46 Past episode 104 Birding with Keiron Lee Vine on the Isle of Wight 00:01:09 Suzy’s recent birding trips Mike Dilger 00:07:00 Support the show Buy Suzy a virtual coffee 00:07:23 Magpie and...

Duration:00:40:40

Birding with Keiron Lee Vine on the Isle of Wight #104

9/20/2021
In October 2020, I took a vacation on the Isle of Wight. While there, I was delighted to meet up with local birder (and past guest) Keiron Lee Vine. Keiron took me to his local patch: Haddon’s Pits. We spent a lovely morning birding, getting spectacular views of a Kestrel and seeing large flocks of finches flying over. Timestamps & Links: 00:00:00 Opening 00:00:50 Global Bird Weekend The Casual Birder Podcast has entered a team for the Global Bird Weekend (on 8-10 October 2021) and I'd...

Duration:00:14:53

Global Bird Weekend. Join our team #103

9/4/2021
The Global Bird Weekend is coming up on October 8th - 10th 2021. The Casual Birder Podcast has entered a team and I'd love you to join us. In this mini-episode, I'll tell you more about the event and how you can be part of our team, wherever you are in the world. Timestamps & Links: 00:00:00 Opening 00:00:50 Global Bird Weekend Join our team for the Global Birding Weekend on October 8-10. There will be exclusive virtual events for members of the Casual Birder Podcast...

Duration:00:04:19

Summer Birding Moments #102

8/31/2021
In episode #102, hear about my lovely Robin encounter, listeners share their summer birding moments and find out how to join our team for the Global Bird Weekend in October. Timestamps & Links: 00:00:00Opening00:00:51 Introduction In case you missed it, last episode I spoke with Mike Drew, biodiversity advisor, licensed bird ringer and Nightingale population recorder. Mike told me about the incredible journeys that Nightingales make and how advances in technology have helped us...

Duration:00:30:30

#101 Focus on Birds: The Nightingale. A Conversation with Mike Drew

7/13/2021
Mike Drew is a biodiversity advisor for Anglian Water and a licensed bird ringer. He has monitored and managed Nightingale nesting sites in the East of England for over a decade. Mike shares his observations of this iconic bird and tells us about the research which helped inform habitat action plans produced by the BTO (British Trust for Ornithology). This interview was originally live-streamed on May 20, 2021. The video recording can be found here. A special thanks to Nick Clayton for...

Duration:00:43:44

#100: Celebration!

5/27/2021
Join Suzy and guests Stephanie Seymour and Marylee Stephenson for a celebration of reaching the podcast's 100 episode milestone. We also hear from past guests and friends of the show. Timestamps & Links: 00:00:00 0:00:57 Past episodePast episode 00:01:35 Casual Birder WeeklyCasual Birder Weekly Newsletter Signup 00:01:57 Introduction 00:02:37 Congratulation messages Part 1Paul Cheall - Fighting Through PodcastMartin Austwick - Song by Song PodcastSteve O'Neill - Sharp The PodcastAlan...

Duration:01:10:24