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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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Feb 11, 2019

The Common Swift is in decline. Jamie Wyver of the RSPB tells us how we can help this awesome little bird. Also, as the RSPB celebrates its 130th Anniversary, Jamie tells us more about the conservation work that it does.


Bird Described: Common Swift


Previous episodes mentioned:

Big Blind Walk at:

And find Jamie’s interview about the Big Garden Birdwatch at


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Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show.

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Additional material


Link for Swift nest boxes:


Link for garden projects - Swift box:


Swift FactSheet from the RSPB:


For in-depth information about Swifts, do also visit:


Contributions from:

Kate from Strange Animals Podcast 


Suzy’s Garden 2019 List (as at 10th Feb 2019)



Blue Tit


Collared Dove


Great Tit


House Sparrow


Red-Legged Partridge



Wood Pigeon