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Out There With the Birds

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Rank #135 in Hobbies category

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Join Wendy Clark, Dawn Hewitt, Alvaro Jaramillo, and Raymond VanBuskirk for their light-hearted and humorous podcast, Out There With the Birds, where they discuss the latest news, trends, and anecdotes about wild birds and the bird watchers who enjoy them. Listen in to find out just how wonderful and weird the world of birding can be when you’re Out There With the Birds.

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Join Wendy Clark, Dawn Hewitt, Alvaro Jaramillo, and Raymond VanBuskirk for their light-hearted and humorous podcast, Out There With the Birds, where they discuss the latest news, trends, and anecdotes about wild birds and the bird watchers who enjoy them. Listen in to find out just how wonderful and weird the world of birding can be when you’re Out There With the Birds.

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43 Ratings
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By 101 Reasons Why - Jun 30 2019
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I find the RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH hard to swallow .🐧

Great Stuff

By NC_N8 - Feb 14 2017
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Enjoy listening to the repoire between Bill and Ben. Very enjoyable podcast.

iTunes Ratings

43 Ratings
Average Ratings
38
1
2
1
1

🍽

By 101 Reasons Why - Jun 30 2019
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I find the RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH hard to swallow .🐧

Great Stuff

By NC_N8 - Feb 14 2017
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Enjoy listening to the repoire between Bill and Ben. Very enjoyable podcast.
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Out There With the Birds

Latest release on Dec 19, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episode 50: The Wild World of Bird Behavior

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Ben and Alvaro discuss bird behavior in winter and how big birds, little birds, and vagrant birds cope with temperature extremes. Some birds fly away from the weather while others become zombie birds, preying on their fellow feathered friends! It's looking like spring in Southern California while Alvaro braces for more winter as he discusses an upcoming birding tour in Japan. Grab your chopsticks and get ready to dig into episode 50 of Out There With the Birds!

Feb 22 2019

26mins

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Rank #2: Episode 33: Spring Birding Festivals Overview

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This episode is a crazy quilt of topics including an overview of spring birding festivals, a review of the guys' travel plans, the technological challenges of list keeping, the humor of Al Batt, Audubon's Elephant Folio, loud rock concerts, choosing the best optics, and a special musical interlude from a podcast listener. And a sort-of update on the OTWTB Global Big Year Challenge™.

Apr 16 2018

33mins

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Rank #3: Episode 42: Tips for Enhanced Birding Enjoyment

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Ben and Bill share a baker's dozen tips for enhancing your birding enjoyment, including where and when to go, what to wear, eat, carry, think, hear, and do, and lots more. If you're willing to take advice from these two guys, then you deserve all the joy that birding can bring you. They also extend an invitation to listeners to join them on a birding safari to South Africa.

Sep 10 2018

27mins

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Rank #4: Episode 3: Duck Stamps, Rare Birds, the Super Bowl of Birding, and Space Coast

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Ben and Bill romp through a variety of topics from Duck Stamps to birding events, and from young rock star birders to Ben’s regular reference to scatology.

Dec 29 2016

28mins

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Rank #5: Episode 16: Birds As Symbols

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The guys talk about the many ways birds are symbolic for humans. From the U.S. national symbol (the bald eagle) to a fight over the Oregon state bird, to wise owls, canaries in coal mines, beer labels, and bird tattoos, the guys cover topics like a sleeve of tatts covers your arm. Then Ben goes to a waterpark and we're waiting to see if he survived.

Jul 17 2017

25mins

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Rank #6: Episode 15: Birds and Music

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Ben & Bill talk about the connections between birding and music, and how music lovers are good at birding by ear; famous birders; the new book Good Birders STILL Don’t Wear White; and how cowbirds learn their own song. Bill’s “The Song in My Head” recommendation is Aimee Mann’s new album, Mental Illness.

Jul 03 2017

25mins

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Rank #7: Episode 31: Live from Pico Bonito, Honduras

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Los dos pajareros recorded this episode in two segments from the porch of their rustic accommodation at The Lodge at Pico Bonito. In part one they chat about the wonders of birding in the tropics. In part two they discuss the proposed closing of the Pico Bonito Lodge and what a sad possibility that would be. They have no solid update on the OTWTB Global Big Year Challenge™ because they haven't counted recently.

Mar 20 2018

24mins

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Rank #8: Episode 4: Live From Las Vegas!

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Bill and Ben recorded this episode live from Las Vegas while attending the SHOT Show. They discuss the gear affinity between birding and hunting, the inclusion of eBird in the new Subaru, winter birding, the ethics of owling, Project SNOWstorm, and the Ameircan Birding Expo. With this episode we welcome Kowa Sport Optics as a podcast sponsor!

Jan 23 2017

28mins

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Rank #9: Episode 30: All Hail the Timberdoodle

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Spring birds and birding are on the minds of the lads in this episode. Bill waxes rhapsodic about seeing a timberdoodle and shares some tips for getting ready for spring migration. Ben is preparing for a XC skiing race and bragging about closing the gap in the OTWTB Global Big Year Challenge™. Then the guys confess their musical love and admiration for Edie Brickell.

Feb 22 2018

32mins

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Rank #10: Episode 29: A Winter Birding Postcard from Florida

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Fresh from the Space Coast Birding Festival, Bill and Ben welcome special guest Clay Taylor from Swarovski Optik to talk about his start in the bird biz, birding festivals, bird photography, and why Corpus Christi, Texas, is the continent's birdiest city. Ben and Bill reconvene after the Reader Rendezvous to discuss the glamor birds of Florida, Ben's gull resolution, bus engine trouble, great birding guides Adam and Gina Kent, and playing darts under the unwavering gaze of Mel Gibson. Then Ben refuses to share his species count during a global Big Year challenge update, despite Bill's emotional support and encouragement.

Feb 09 2018

27mins

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Rank #11: Episode 28: Bill and Ben's Global Big Year Challenge

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Bill and Ben launch their OTWTB Global Big Year Challenge to see which of them can see the most birds in 2018. They discuss the Polar Bear Club, favorite birding gear for travel, high-end compact binoculars, the wonders of Merino wool, and they welcome two new sponsors: Swarovski Optik and Redstart Birding.

Jan 31 2018

33mins

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Rank #12: Episode 52: Traveling Birds and Birders

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Alvaro recounts tales from Japan, including fish eagles, fish owls, and talking toilets. Also, the guys discuss the Chilean/Argentinian divide, and geography's impact on both bird distribution and human culture. The topic turns to the true Zen nature of birding and how it may challenge some of your bird ID assumptions! All this and more in Episode 52 of Out There With The Birds!

Mar 22 2019

31mins

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Rank #13: Episode 37: Go West, Old Men!

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Recorded live in three parts during the recent Bird Watcher's Digest Reader Rendezvous trip to northern Colorado, this episode features lots of voices. Bill and Ben welcome special guest Clay Taylor of Swarovski Optik to talk about birding optics and his most recent life bird. BWD's own Emily Jones joins in as do many of the Rendezvous participants, to talk about favorite birds, life birds, good food, Pawnee Grasslands, and the ever-majestic Rocky Mountain National Park. Oh, and, in case you didn't know, the "p" in ptarmigan is silent.

Jun 29 2018

36mins

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Rank #14: Episode 5: Live From Florida's Space Coast!

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The fellas recorded this episode while sitting in a rental car in the rain in fabulous birding habitat along the St. John's River near Titusville, Florida. They talk about birding in Florida, limpkin bills, limpkin calls, seeing both bitterns, travel must-haves, and more.

Feb 07 2017

18mins

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Rank #15: Episode 36: Seek and Ye Shall Find (Or Maybe Not)

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The gents talk via Skype about their personal fitness regimens, post-spring bird action, appreciating nesting birds, a booby in Maine, jinx birds for 2018, the upcoming Colorado Reader Rendezvous, legalized marijuana and the implications for bird feeding, birds you cannot find by seeking them, their first-ever trip to the Outdoor Retailer Show, and whether or not high-end optics are worth it. Oh, and Ben finally saw a peregrine falcon, but Bill still needs a great horned owl for the OTWTB Global Big Year Challenge™.

Jun 15 2018

27mins

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Rank #16: Episode 7: Signs of Spring

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Bill and Ben discuss a mind-numbing array of topics including taking care of backyard birds, signs of spring, the NFL's concussion protocol, roadrunner vs. hummingbird, and how birding is good for mental health.

Mar 16 2017

29mins

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Rank #17: Episode 56: Introducing Two New Hosts: Wendy Clark and Dawn Hewitt, Part I

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The winds of change are gusting through Bird Watcher's Digest. Two new hosts join Alvaro and Raymond on our OTWTB podcast: BWD publisher Wendy Clark and BWD editor Dawn Hewitt! In this two-part episode, Wendy and Dawn discuss the recent changes that have taken place at BWD, how they became birders, and much more!

Jun 16 2019

30mins

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Rank #18: Episode 45: Ben's Backyard Bird Feeding Tutorial

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With the guys poised to head off to far-flung birding destinations, Ben asks Bill for advice on his backyard bird feeding efforts. Bill, who is the Guy Fieri of Bird Feeding, dishes the knowledge on mixed seed, suet, peanuts, and the best foods for feeding birds. They discuss the never-ending battle with feeder marauding squirrels. Ben also asks Bill if he's ever eaten squirrel. Bill's latest musical recommendation: Brandi Carlile's new album "By the Way, I Forgive You," featuring the amazing (and totally timely) song "The Joke."

Nov 01 2018

32mins

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Rank #19: Episode 48: Back in My Own Backyard

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Ben gives LeBron-like advice for buying binoculars for kids or beginning birders, explains the visual difference between roof- and Porro-prism binoculars, and updates us on his last backyard bird sighting: a red-breasted nuthatch. Bill talks about a rusty blackbird encounter and how to tell rusties from common grackles. Then the boys welcome Clay Taylor from Swarovski Optik to talk about his amazing backyard in Corpus Christi, Texas, which has become a magnet for birds and butterflies migrating along the Gulf Coast.

Dec 27 2018

28mins

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Rank #20: Episode 38: The Stoke is High!

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The stoke is high for Ben and Bill's upcoming trips to Man Camp (People Camp) in West Virginia and to Colorado for the Outdoor Retailer Show. In this episode, their Zugunruhe has them all over the place topicwise, including fledglings at feeders, higher hummer numbers, famous Birding Expo keynote speakers, the new Duck Stamp, and the demise of the Porro prism binocular (according to the LeBron James of Birding Optics). Bill's music recommendation is TroubleFunk, out of Washington DC.

Jul 17 2018

22mins

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