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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.
Cover image of This Birding Life (Enhanced)

This Birding Life (Enhanced)

Updated 8 days ago

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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 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 #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: Episode 33: An Interview with David Frankel, Director of "The Big Year"

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In this episode, TBL host Bill Thompson, III, interviews David Frankel, director of the movie “The Big Year.”

Oct 05 2011

18mins

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Rank #10: Episode 27: Music and Birds: Jonathan Meiberg of Shearwater

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Host Bill Thompson, III, interviews Jonathan Meiberg, a birder and leader of the indie-rock band Shearwater.

Jul 26 2010

31mins

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Rank #11: Best of This Birding Life: Adventure at Rapa Nui with Alvaro Jaramillo

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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 2007, tropical birding expert Alvaro Jaramillo recounts a side trip to Rapa Nui (Easter Island), which became one of the best experiences of his birding life.

Feb 14 2019

11mins

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Rank #12: 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

58mins

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Rank #13: Episode 36: The Sounds of Spring at Indigo Hill

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TBL host Bill Thompson, III, shares recordings of bird calls heralding the arrival of spring on Indigo Hill.

Apr 23 2012

11mins

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Rank #14: Episode 37: Birding the Hula Valley of Israel

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Host Bill Thompson, III, talks with three of Israel’s leading bird authorities about why this Mideast country is such a mecca for birds and for birders.

Jun 05 2012

48mins

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Rank #15: 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 #16: 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 #17: Episode 26: Voices of Guyana

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Host Bill Thompson, III, journeys to Guyana and interviews Amerindian guides, ecotourism visionaries, international travel experts, and government officials about this world-class birding destination.

May 28 2010

58mins

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Rank #18: Episode 23: The Big Sit!

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Host Bill Thompson, III, interviews participants in the 2008 Big Sit! held in the birding tower on his farm, Indigo Hill, in southeastern Ohio.

Nov 12 2009

55mins

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Rank #19: 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 #20: 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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