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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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Mar 29, 2021

In episode 94, we meet Benedict Macdonald, conservationist and author of the award-winning “Rebirding - restoring Britain’s wildlife”.

Benedict dispels some popular myths about our countryside, and presents compelling reasons for the reintroduction of particular species.

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  • 00:00:00 Opening

Mar 24, 2021

Now that Spring has arrived, Suzy takes us on a bird walk in her neighbourhood, in Hampshire, UK.
Suzy sees 17 species, including a singing Goldcrest.
We also hear about the birds listeners have seen in the past week, and Suzy has a wonderful encounter with her Rook friend.

Time stamps:

  • 00:00:00 Opening
  • 00:00:48 Bird...

Mar 15, 2021

Continuing her series of lockdown birdwatching diaries, Suzy shares her bird observations from week 5, covering the period 2nd to 8th February 2021.

This episode includes exciting news about a nesting Robin, and Suzy's exasperation at the Wood Pigeons ignoring the water bowls!

Timestamps & Links:

  • 00:00:00 Opening

Mar 12, 2021

March 8th every year is International Women’s Day. This annual event provides a focus to celebrate the achievements of women and a call to action to challenge gender disparity. 

Suzy revisits conversations she’s had with awesome women birders, who tell how birds have touched their lives.

The featured birders are:

Mar 4, 2021

Suzy shares the fourth entry in her series of lockdown birdwatching diaries and describes her regular garden visitors.

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