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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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May 5, 2021

Faraaz Abdool is the author of Casual Birding in Trinidad and Tobago. He is also a noted photographer, tour leader and active member of the global birding community.

This episode is an edited version of a Facebook Live conversation I had with Faraaz, in front of an audience from the show’s Facebook group.

Faraaz tells me how he became a casual birder and shares some of his favourite birding moments.



00:00:00 Opening

00:01:01 Promo: Last episode / Casual Birder Weekly

00:01:41 Faraaz Abdool Conversation Part 1

00:21:25 Promo: Suzy's Bird Feeder Report

00:21:51 Faraaz Abdool Conversation Part 2

00:36:49 Global Big Day

00:38:07 Episode 100 - your help needed

00:38:33 Support the show

00:38:53 Wrap and Close


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