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This Birding Life (Enhanced)

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This Birding Life: Enhanced Podcast. This Birding Life is a podcast from the folks at Bird Watcher’s Digest. And like the magazine’s content, the topics covered by This Birding Life range far and wide, from the backyard to the tropics, from bird feeding to bird chasing, from authors reading from their books to birders talking about their “spark” bird. This Birding Life is guaranteed to make you think, laugh, and want to spend more time out there with the birds. It’s all about this wonderful hobby we share: watching and enjoying wild birds. Welcome to This Birding Life!

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This Birding Life: Enhanced Podcast. This Birding Life is a podcast from the folks at Bird Watcher’s Digest. And like the magazine’s content, the topics covered by This Birding Life range far and wide, from the backyard to the tropics, from bird feeding to bird chasing, from authors reading from their books to birders talking about their “spark” bird. This Birding Life is guaranteed to make you think, laugh, and want to spend more time out there with the birds. It’s all about this wonderful hobby we share: watching and enjoying wild birds. Welcome to This Birding Life!

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18 Ratings
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Love birds

By finch 22 - Jan 10 2018
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This is great podcast for inquisitive minds about birding adventures and some science . Love it

Enjoyable

By ooopegooo - Sep 21 2009
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Thoroughly enjoyable listening. And the opportunity to also learn at the same time.

iTunes Ratings

18 Ratings
Average Ratings
13
2
2
1
0

Love birds

By finch 22 - Jan 10 2018
Read more
This is great podcast for inquisitive minds about birding adventures and some science . Love it

Enjoyable

By ooopegooo - Sep 21 2009
Read more
Thoroughly enjoyable listening. And the opportunity to also learn at the same time.

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This Birding Life (Enhanced)

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This Birding Life: Enhanced Podcast. This Birding Life is a podcast from the folks at Bird Watcher’s Digest. And like the magazine’s content, the topics covered by This Birding Life range far and wide, from the backyard to the tropics, from bird feeding to bird chasing, from authors reading from their books to birders talking about their “spark” bird. This Birding Life is guaranteed to make you think, laugh, and want to spend more time out there with the birds. It’s all about this wonderful hobby we share: watching and enjoying wild birds. Welcome to This Birding Life!

Rank #1: Episode 28: The Bird Call Lady

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Host Bill Thompson, III, talks with Nicole Perretta a.k.a The Bird Call Lady about her ability to imitate the songs and calls of more than 130 species of birds.

Sep 17 2010

22mins

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Rank #2: Best of This Birding Life: Snowy Owl Invasion with Scott Weidensaul

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TBL host Bill Thompson, III, will be away from the BWD home nest for a while. We hope soon to resume new episodes of the podcast we all know and love, but in the interim, we're taking a trip down memory lane and replaying some of the most popular episodes. In this episode from December 2017, owl expert Scott Weidensaul joins Bill for a discussion of the winter's invasion of snowy owls from the Arctic. Through Project SNOWstorm (co-founded by Scott), a volunteer field research program studying these magnificent, mostly white owls, we are learning a great deal about their behavior, population dynamics, natural history, and how they interact with us humans, and vice versa. Scott also shares his tips for watching a snowy owl respectfully, without disturbing it.

Jan 17 2019

43mins

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Rank #3: Episode 20: iBird and the Evolution of the Digital Field Guide

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Bill Thompson, III, talks with Mitchell Waite about iBird and the future of digital field guides in general.

May 22 2009

27mins

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Rank #4: Episode 25: An Englishman in Florida

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English birder Bo Beolens, “the Fatbirder,” recounts his first birding trip to Florida.

Feb 16 2010

22mins

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Rank #5: Episode 44: Speakers from the ’13 Midwest Birding Symposium

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Host Bill Thompson, III, shares audio excerpts from seven different presenters at the 2013 MBS.

Dec 02 2013

1hr

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Rank #6: Episode 45: Jeff Bouton and the Amazon Kingfisher

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Host Bill Thompson, III, interviews Jeff Bouton, the birder who found an Amazon kingfisher near Harlingen, Texas at the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival.

Jan 31 2014

18mins

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Rank #7: Episode 76: Noah Strycker's World Big Year

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Bill talks with Noah Strycker, self-described birdman and adventurer, who was the first person ever to see more than 6,000 bird species in a single, worldwide birding Big Year. Noah is the author of “Birding Without Borders,” which recounts his 2015 World Big Year.

Jan 24 2018

35mins

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Rank #8: Episode 31: An Interview with Michael Male

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Bill Thompson, III, interviews Michael Male, one of the world’s leading nature videographers.

Jun 14 2011

41mins

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Rank #9: Episode 82: Birding in Colombia Part 2: Camarones

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In part 2 of Birding in Columbia, TBL host Bill Thompson, III, travels to the Caribbean lowlands near Camarones to visit additional sites along the Northern Colombia Birding Trail. We hear from three different Colombian guides as well as three of Bill's travel companions about the wonders (and challenges) of birding in Colombia. The origin of the vermilion cardinal's colorful plumage is explained by the mythology of the Wayuu People. And we hear the full and tragic birding origin story from guide Angel "Neke" Ortiz Menenses.

Jul 16 2018

46mins

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Rank #10: Episode 19: Love and Death Among the Cranes

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Bill Thompson, III, interviews Phoebe Linnea Thompson, his daughter and co-author on The Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of Eastern North America.

Apr 08 2009

16mins

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Rank #11: Episode 14: birdJam: a Revolution in Bird Identification

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Bill Thompson, III talks with birdJam cofounders Jay Davis and Denese VanDyne about the origins and potential of birdJam.

May 07 2008

15mins

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Rank #12: Episode 77: Point and Shoot Photography

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Host Bill Thompson, III, talks with Stephen Ingraham, author of "Point and Shoot Nature Photography," about the explosive popularity of small, super-zoom cameras. Steve has decades of experience as a photographer and has fully embraced today's digital technology. His self-published book is a how-to guide for those who want to take high quality bird and nature images without the daunting cost of a full-sized digital SLR camera.

Feb 20 2018

32mins

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Rank #13: Episode 13: The Singing Life of Birds

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Author Donald Kroodsma discusses the art and science behind listening to bird songs.

Mar 20 2008

26mins

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Rank #14: Episode 15: Birding the World With Victor Emanuel

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Bill Thompson, III talks with Victor Emanuel and discusses his inspiration for creating a worldwide birding and nature tour company.

Aug 11 2008

21mins

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Rank #15: Episode 18: Phoebe and The Young Birder’s Guide

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Bill Thompson, III, interviews Phoebe Linnea Thompson, his daughter and co-author on The Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of Eastern North America.

Dec 12 2008

16mins

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Rank #16: Episode 81: Birding in Colombia Part 1: Santa Marta Mountains

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In Part 1 of Birding in Colombia, Bill joins a group of avid birders in the Santa Marta region of northern Colombia to explore the Northern Colombia Birding Trail. Besides amazing birding and lots of endemics, he encounters a new generation of excellent local birding guides poised to accommodate an influx of ecotourists to this newly opened birding destination.

Jun 20 2018

25mins

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Rank #17: Episode 46: The Voices of Argentina

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TBL Host Bill Thompson, III, interviews fellow birders, local guides, and other interesting people whom he encountered on a 10-day birding trip to Argentina.

Jun 11 2014

42mins

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Rank #18: Episode 17: Adventures in Birding With Bryan Bland

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Bill Thompson, III, asks birding tour leader Bryan Bland to recount his memorable travels to India and beyond.

Oct 09 2008

29mins

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Rank #19: Episode 72: An Interview with ABA President Jeff Gordon

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Bill chats with ABA President Jeff Gordon about his start as a birder, new and young birder outreach, ghillie suits, The Big Year movie, swirlies, Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook communities, the search for the ivory-billed woodpecker, and the early days of the modern birding era.

Sep 25 2017

52mins

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Rank #20: Episode 9: A Conversation with Kenn Kaufman

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Birding all-star Kenn Kaufman talks about his life with birds, his early days as a bird watcher, his latest field guides, the great Roger Tory Peterson, and the future of birding.

Jun 01 2007

28mins

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