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In late 2019, BWD publisher Wendy Clark chatted with Jennifer Rycenga, Raymond VanBuskirk, and Michael Retter—all avid birders and members of the group QBNA (LGBTQ Birders of North America). The QBNA’s mission is to facilitate communication among LGBTQ birders and their allies in North America and Hawaii. Join host Wendy Clark, Jennifer, Raymond, and Michael for this “pre-COVID,” candid conversation about QBNA, diversity, and how a shared love of birds, birders, and birding can unify all people around the world. Posted Thu, Jul 23 2020.
Our New Podcast in 2020!
It's coming! BirdSense is a podcast for common-sense bird watchers seeking an uncommon experience. Our episodes will spotlight optics, destinations, products, gear, clothing, books, festivals, conservation projects, and anything birders want or need that enhances their birding lifestyle. Be the first to know when we officially launch our new podcast channel.
Grab the Kleenex: This is the final episode that TBL host Bill Thompson, III, recorded before succumbing to pancreatic cancer on March 25, 2019. Bill interviews Mark S. Garland, a naturalist who has been sharing his enthusiasm for nature for over 40 years. He is also the 2019 recipient of the Paul Bartsch Award for Distinguished Contributions to Natural History. Bird Watcher’s Digest subscribers will recognize him as the author of “Birders Question Mark,” a Q&A column that has featured in the magazine since 2015. Mark reveals what sparked his interest in nature and birds early in life, and how it evolved throughout his lifetime. He ends with advice for aspiring naturalists: Be persistent, follow your heart, and in the end, it will all work out! Posted Thu, Aug 29 2019.
BWD columnist Julie Zickefoose had read descriptions of the musician wren's song, but hearing it for the first time during a birding excursion to Ecuador was among the most wonderful moments of her life. Featured in the July/August 2020 issue of Bird Watcher's Digest. Posted Mon, Jun 22 2020.