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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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Apr 17, 2019

Suzy has lost her voice!

Heather from Sunshine and Powercuts Podcast has kindly stepped in to provide an introduction to this bonus episode.

Twice a year, in March and August, Heather hosts the Sunshine Summit, a week of live-streams to recognise and celebrate connections and bring people together from around the...

Apr 12, 2019

Recorded in the garden of our vacation rental in Baja California, Mexico.

The casita had a mature garden, and 13 bird species visited during our first full day there.

Birds mentioned this episode:

Orange-crowned Warbler

Hooded Oriole

Cactus Wren

Turkey Vultures

Common Raven

Gila Woodpecker

White-winged Dove


Apr 1, 2019

Birder Jeremy Schwartz, and his colleague Jeff Morgenroth, have created the Backyard Birding card game that is not only fun to play, but will teach people about the birds they might see in the Pacific Northwest where they live.

Visit to see videos of gameplay and read the blog posts.