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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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71 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

71 Ratings
Average Ratings
56
10
3
2
0

....

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
Read more
Not only is this most informative, it is extremely entertaining. Thoroughly enjoyable.
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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!

Rank #1: 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 #2: Episode 79: Meet the California Young Birders Club

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Host Bill Thompson, III, interviews Elisa, Cayenne, BJ, and Ryan, founding members of the California Young Birders Club. These young adults share their birding origin stories, discuss what it's like to be a birder among their peers, the advantages of technology, and their plans for the future.

Apr 18 2018

29mins

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Rank #3: Episode 73: More Birding Stories

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Host Bill Thompson, III, recently traveled to Taiwan. Four of his travel companions tell fascinating stories about their birding adventures from around the world. Ranging from light-hearted to downright life-threatening, these tales are worth a listen. Topics include: discovering a new bird species, schmoozing your way to an exit-row airline seat, getting rescued in the desert, and avoiding capture by the guerillas when birding.

Nov 02 2017

42mins

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Rank #4: Episode 54: Backyard Rarity, Part I

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TBL host Bill Thompson, III, talks with avid birders who came from hours away to see a rare bird in his backyard.

Dec 28 2015

29mins

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Rank #5: 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 #6: Episode 22: Snippets From a Life Gone to the Birds

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Humorist Al Batt recounts his experiences with all aspects of the natural world at the 2009 Midwest Birding Symposium in Lakeside, Ohio.

Oct 21 2009

55mins

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Rank #7: Episode 71: Catherine Hamilton, Bird Artist for Conservation

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Bill interviews artist Catherine Hamilton about her evolution as a bird artist, what inspires her art, her favorite subject matter, her field sketching abilities, and her dedication to supporting bird conservation projects.

Aug 30 2017

38mins

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Rank #8: Episode 88: Jim McCormac: A Man for All Seasons

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Bill interviews Ohio birding legend Jim McCormac about his lifelong fascination with nature, his career preserving special places and creatures in Ohio, and his many other accomplishments. Jim is the author of several books; he guides birding and photo tours; and he is one of the few people to see both a red-cockaded woodpecker and a Bachman's sparrow in Ohio! Listen to the banter of these two old friends.

Mar 06 2019

49mins

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Rank #9: 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 #10: Episode 74: Birding Taiwan

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Bill's recent birding trip to Taiwan is the subject of this episode. Taiwan is an island off the coast of China, with a large number of endemic and near-endemic bird species. While it is a modern country, heavily influenced by mainland China and Japan, much of Taiwan is wild, heavily forested, with large, protected areas set aside for birds and wildlife. In addition, the culture of Taiwan is quite bird-centric, and its people are fascinated by their country's bird life. In this episode, Bill interviews his fellow travelers and their Taiwanese birding guide, Chuck, about all facets of Taiwan, including the people, food, culture, weather, and birds of this island country in East Asia. Bill also got to take lots of photos of various statues, signs, and giant things of Taiwan, which he shares at the end of the podcast.

Nov 30 2017

45mins

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Rank #11: 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 #12: 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 #13: Episode 30: Sophie Webb: Life at Sea

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Bill Thompson, III, interviews Sophie Webb, an ornithologist/artist/author from California who spends much of each year at sea aboard an oceanic research vessel.

Feb 23 2011

35mins

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Rank #14: Episode 85: Cape A-May-Zing: A Visit to Cape May, New Jersey

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Join host Bill Thompson, III, on his recent birding tour of renowned hotspot Cape May, New Jersey, where he interviews Tom Reed, Mark Garland, and Dr. David LaPuma, expert migration counters from the Cape May Bird Observatory. Along the way he visits the Avalon Seawatch, the Cape May Point Hawk Watch, and South Cape May Meadows talking about migrating seabirds, raptors, songbirds, and monarch butterflies.

Oct 18 2018

39mins

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Rank #15: 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

20mins

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Rank #16: Episode 55: Backyard Rarity, Part II

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TBL host Bill Thompson, III, gets deeper into the experience of finding a rare western flycatcher in his Ohio backyard.

Jan 29 2016

1hr 32mins

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Rank #17: Episode 40: Optics-Buying Advice With Ben Lizdas, Part II

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Host Bill Thompson, III, interviews Eagle Optics sales manager Ben Lizdas about prism types, considerations for nature-watching, and much more.

Nov 28 2012

28mins

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Rank #18: Episode 39: Optics-Buying Advice With Ben Lizdas, Part I

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Host Bill Thompson, III, interviews Eagle Optics sales manager Ben Lizdas about the optics buying process, the questions customers ask about binoculars, how much to spend, choosing the right power, and much more.

Oct 12 2012

21mins

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Rank #19: 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 #20: 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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