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The Bird Banter Podcast #107 with David Waters

The Bird Banter Podcast #107 with David Waters

July 28, 2021

David Waters, the driving force behind the project to reintroduce Great Bustards to England, is my guest on The Bird Banter Podcast #107.  I first met  David when my wife and I visited his home to see his captive Great Bustards (injured birds) and to hear his story of the project. We also got to see some of the reintroduced birds on the Salisbury Plains.

You can learn more about this project at The Great Bustard Project Homepage or on my blog post with more information about this episode.

Until next time, good birding and good day!

The Bird Banter Podcast #106 with The Birder’s Show Guys

The Bird Banter Podcast #106 with The Birder’s Show Guys

July 19, 2021

On The Bird Banter Podcast #106 the hosts of The Birder's Show, a YouTube series that debuted during the pandemic, Diego Calderón and Chris Bell are my guests.  We talk about their exciting new show, birding in Colombia, and more. Don't miss this one.  Thanks for listening.

For more info see my blog on Birdbanter.com

Until next time, good birding and good day!

The Bird Banter Podcast #105 with Melissa Hafting

The Bird Banter Podcast #105 with Melissa Hafting

July 8, 2021

Melissa Hafting is my guest on the Bird Banter Podcast #105, and we talk about her work with young birders in BC, her leadership of the BC Rare Bird Alert, and her birding experiences.   You can find Melissa on Instagram @bcbirdergirl

Please leave a review and rating on the podcast platform you prefer, and check out the blog associated with this episode on The Bird Banter Blog

See Melissa's blog here

Check the BC Rare Bird Alert here

Until next time. Good birding and good day!

The Bird Banter Podcast #104 with R. Bruce Richardson

The Bird Banter Podcast #104 with R. Bruce Richardson

June 29, 2021

On this episode we talk birding in Australia with R. Bruce Richardson, entertainer, birder and now author of An Australian Birding Year.  Australia has been high on my most wanted list of places to go, and it is even higher after talking with Bruce. 

Check out the blog post on BirdBanter.com for more photos and info about Bruce and the episode.  Thanks for listening. 

Until next time. Good birding and good day 

The Bird Banter Podcast #103: Birding with Friends Again

The Bird Banter Podcast #103: Birding with Friends Again

June 18, 2021

The pandemic has kept lots of us from getting out birding with larger groups. It has crushed the ecotourism industry, but even birding clubs like our ABC Birding club here in Tacoma, WA have missed the social and birding gatherings we enjoyed prior to Covid.  In this episode I share thoughts on birding with friends, mentorship, and a bit about our first group trip in the reopening. Enjoy.  

Please contact me on the Bird Banter site to suggest guests you'd like to hear on the show.

Good birding and good day!

The Bird Banter Podcast #102 with Russell Rogers

The Bird Banter Podcast #102 with Russell Rogers

May 29, 2021

Russell Rogers is a talented birder who has changed his primary area of field work and study from birds to beetles. We talk about his birding story, including his time in Washington State where I met him, and about how he diverged into the less common study of beetles. Beetles are the order Cleoptera, the largest order in the Insect class of animals.  Listen to learn more about these cool bugs from a birder turned beetle-guy.  Enjoy. 

The Bird Banter Podcast #101 with Kathleen Foley

The Bird Banter Podcast #101 with Kathleen Foley

May 19, 2021

Kathleen Foley, program director for the Westermn Bluebird San Juan Reintroduction Project is my guest on this episode. We talk about the project, her experiences both with bluebirds and birding on the islands and elsewhere.  Really cool stuff IMO.

Check out the project at at the San Juan Preservation Trust website here

See more on the Bird Banter website blog post.

Until next time. Good birding and good day. 

The Bird Banter Podcast#100 with Sierra and Scott Downes

The Bird Banter Podcast#100 with Sierra and Scott Downes

May 10, 2021

On the 100th!!! numbered episode of The Bird Banter Podcast I talk with  father-daughter birders Scott and Sierra Downes.  There are lots of birding families, but IMO lots more birders who have not been  blessed with children who become avid birders.  We talk about birding together, as well as their travels and experiences.  Sierra was the recipient of the Patrick Sullivan Young Birders Award and plans to attend the BSBO Camp Chiricahua this summer, Covid allowing.

Be sure to check out the BirdBanter.com blog post with more details on this episode.

The Bird Banter Podcast #99 with Phil Green

The Bird Banter Podcast #99 with Phil Green

April 30, 2021

On this episode I talk with avid eBirder, San Juan County, WA birder, longtime Yellow Island resident, and bird song audio recording enthusiast Phil Green. He has an interesting story and I hope you enjoy getting to know Phil as much as I did on this episode.  

Here is a link to Phil's Yellow Island Blog

Here is his eBird profile

Check out the Bird Banter blog post for more details. 

Thanks for listening. Good birding and good day!

The Bird Banter Podcast #98: Mixing a Family Visit with Birding in Costa Rica

The Bird Banter Podcast #98: Mixing a Family Visit with Birding in Costa Rica

April 18, 2021

This is an episode I do solo without a guest. I try to talk about my experience on a recent family trip to Costa Rica.  The challenge of focusing on important time with family while being lured into birding a very birdy habitat was ever present.  Check out the blog post on the Bird Banter website to see photos and more details about the trip.

Here are links to contact the guides I used, Carlos Ureña and Andres Chinchilla.

I’ll be back soon with a more usual episode with a guest.  Until then, good birding and good day!

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