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This Birding Life

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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 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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78 Ratings
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By hgddyv - Apr 09 2019
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God’s speed BT3...i hope they have birds where you are.

Birding Entertainment

By ooopegooo - Jan 30 2008
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Not only is this most informative, it is extremely entertaining. Thoroughly enjoyable.

iTunes Ratings

78 Ratings
Average Ratings
59
11
4
3
1

....

By hgddyv - Apr 09 2019
Read more
God’s speed BT3...i hope they have birds where you are.

Birding Entertainment

By ooopegooo - Jan 30 2008
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Not only is this most informative, it is extremely entertaining. Thoroughly enjoyable.
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This Birding Life

Latest release on Aug 29, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail about 23 hours ago

Rank #1: Episode 6: The Perils and Pitfalls of Birding

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Recorded from his live presentation at the Space Coast Birding Festival, Bill Thompson, III, reveals the humorous side of bird watching.

Feb 06 2007

46mins

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Rank #2: Episode 60: A Visit to the Cornell Lab

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Join host Bill Thompson, III, on a visit to the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology in Ithaca, NY and learn more about the Lab’s citizen science projects, bird conservation research, young birders outreach, and rich history of bird study.

Aug 07 2016

57mins

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Rank #3: 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 #4: Episode 35: The Snowy Owl Invasion

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TBL host Bill Thompson, III, and some birding companions take a trip to see a snowy owl and they get much more than they bargained for!

Feb 13 2012

38mins

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Rank #5: Episode 3: Birding Technology, Part II

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Bill Thompson, III, interviews naturalist Jeff Gordon, discussing technical trends in bird watching.

Feb 06 2007

23mins

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Rank #6: Episode 34: The Birding Life of Greg Miller

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Greg Miller, an Ohio birder who served as inspiration for one of the characters in “The Big Year”, tell the story of his own birding life.

Nov 18 2011

58mins

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Rank #7: Episode 51: Birding in Uganda, Part I

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TBL host Bill Thompson, III, takes us along on the first part of a journey to Uganda in East Africa where he competed in the annual Birding Big Day in Murchison Falls National Park.

Jul 10 2015

41mins

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Rank #8: Episode 41: The Past, Present, and Future of Birding Optics

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Host Bill Thompson, III, interviews Stephen Ingraham, optics specialist from Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, about technology, photography, the Internet, and how he became known as an optics expert.

Mar 22 2013

37mins

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Rank #9: Episode 4: Return to Wild America by Scott Weidensaul

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Author and naturalist Scott Weidensaul reads an excerpt from his book, “Return to Wild America.”

Feb 06 2007

7mins

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Rank #10: Episode 75: Snowy Owl Invasion with Scott Weidensaul

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Owl expert Scott Weidensaul joins Bill for a discussion of this 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.

Dec 27 2017

40mins

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Rank #11: Episode 38: Young Birders at the Hog Island Audubon Camp

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Host Bill Thompson, III, speaks with five teenage campers about their experiences at the Hog Island Audubon Camp.

Aug 13 2012

16mins

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Rank #12: 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 #13: Episode 5: Interview with Scott Weidensaul

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Bill Thompson, III, interviews Scott Weidensaul.

Feb 06 2007

23mins

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Rank #14: Episode 52: Birding in Uganda, Part II

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TBL host Bill Thompson, III, takes us along on the second part of his journey through Uganda, birding, trekking for chimpanzees and mountain gorillas, seeing lions, and encountering some of Uganda’s future birding guides. He even gets invited for an audience with an ambassador!

Oct 23 2015

50mins

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Rank #15: Episode 87: Melissa Groo: Wildlife Biographer

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Melissa Groo joins Bill to talk about her life and the late start she got to her amazing career as a “wildlife biographer.” Though she is most famous for her captivating bird and wildlife photographs, Melissa strives to convey more than that, capturing the personality, soul, and essence of her subjects in hopes of inspiring empathy from humankind for the plight of the natural world.

Dec 11 2018

40mins

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Rank #16: 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 #17: 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 #18: 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 #19: Episode 47: Sketches of Homer, Alaska

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TBL Host Bill Thompson, III, shares audio recordings of some of the very fun and unusual events associated with the 2014 Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival held in Homer, Alaska.

Aug 11 2014

54mins

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Rank #20: Episode 56: Champions of the Flyway, Part I

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TBL Host Bill Thompson, III, examines the monumental conservation effort being undertaken to stop the illegal killing of birds along the Mediterranean flyway.

Feb 25 2016

56mins

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