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The Casual Birder Podcast

Suzy shares the joy of watching wild birds, from her garden visitors in southern England to birds seen internationally.

Learn how to identify species, notice their behaviours, and recognize songs and calls.

Join Suzy for recorded bird outings, interviews with experts and enthusiasts, and stories from birders around the world.

Suzy says: “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, the Casual Birder can do as much or as little birding as suits them. It's perfect for fitting into our busy schedules.”

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Dec 23, 2018

I talk to Claire Boothby, from the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), about feeding garden birds, feeder hygiene and the BTO Garden Birdwatch. (Bird feeding tips below)

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Dec 16, 2018

I take a walk around the London Wetland Centre in Barnes with my guest, conductor, author and bird watcher: Lev Parikian.

Read more about Lev's book 'Why Do Birds Suddenly Disappear?' and his blog posts at

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Dec 3, 2018

Join me as I look back to a bird walk I took in the summer in Prospect Park, in Brooklyn, NYC.

Also, hear about the birds I saw on a recent birdwatch on the Isle of Wight and Mum, co-host of Rough Giraffe podcast, sets us a challenge about the birds she sees in Spain.


Contributions from:

Rough Giraffe Podcast


Nov 13, 2018

This week, I take a walk in the grounds of The Vyne, a National Trust property near to where I live in Hampshire, give an update on my garden bird count and share some bird sightings from listeners.

Also Stacey, from Rough Giraffe Podcast, tells us about some inquisitive Jays in her garden. Find the show here:

Oct 29, 2018

Focussing on my local birds, I start the first of a series of weekly bird watches in my garden. With descriptions and recordings of the birds seen.
This week we also have lots of bird sightings from listeners around the world.


During the count, I recorded the following birds:
Red-Legged Partridge