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The Casual Birder Podcast

A podcast about wild birds and bird watching.

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 episode 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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Mar 29, 2020

In March 2020 life has suddenly changed for all of us.

The COVID-19 Pandemic has meant the closure of parks and reserves, self-isolation and social distancing.  

The first part of this episode talks about some of the things we can do to stay in touch with nature with ideas for those who might be casual birding for the first time.

If you want to avoid hearing about the current crisis, please jump to 11:30 to hear about our regular casual birding sightings.

And the Last Call segment this week features dawn songs from my suburban garden.



Latest advice on COVID-19 World Health Organisation

RSPB Guide to Birdwatching

Bird Academy The Cornell Lab

All About Birds article about online resources

Lev Parikian: Bird Song project

Champions of the Flyway

Hannah and Erik Go Birding Podcast and Global Women’s Big Day

Vibrant Visionaries

Tea and Strumpets

Dan Rouse


For more about the birds mentioned in this episode, with videos and sound clips, visit the RSPB Bird guides:


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