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The Casual Birder Podcast

A podcast for people interested in wild birds.

Birding is a great pastime. It can be done with others or alone. You don't need expensive equipment, your eyes or ears are enough.

And best of all, it doesn't really need any great commitment. The Casual Birder does as much or as little birding as suits them. It's perfect for fitting into our busy schedules. 


Join me each week as I:

  • talk about the birds I have seen, 
  • interview others who enjoy wild birds, and 
  • share comments and questions from listeners.


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  • Instagram: @CasualBirderPodcast

Oct 15, 2018

This week, I speak with Mort Putnam about the birds we saw on a walk I led at Lake Arrowhead in California back in June, and I share some of the bird songs and calls I recorded there.

Birds seen:

Nuttall’s Woodpecker

Acorn Woodpecker

American Robin

Steller’s Jay

Spotted Towhee

Red breasted Nuthatch 


Oct 8, 2018

This week, I talk with Euan Buchan, The Edinburgh Birdwatcher. 

Euan tells me about the birds he sees in Scotland, which ones are his favourites, and about some of his recent birding experiences.

Do visit Euan's website at

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Sep 24, 2018

This week, I met with Martin Austwick, host of the Song by Song Podcast, for a bird walk in London’s Regent’s Park.

Martin describes himself as a casual birder, and we had a lovely stroll around the park, just noticing the birds that were around.

Along the way I heard about some of the birds that Martin has seen on...

Sep 17, 2018

A show about watching wild birds.

A short episode this week as I have been attending the London Podcast Festival. 

This episodes features a correction about the Rooks I said that I saw last week and some advice about bird feeders.

Regular episodes will return next week.

Sep 10, 2018

This week, I go birdwatching in Regent’s Park, there’s a trip report from the Isles of Scilly by my husband, John, and Friend of the Show, Alan, gives us an update on the Cardinal family in his garden in Savannah, Georgia.

Note - the bird walk in Regent's Park was recorded there and there will be background noise...