- Featured Episodes
Episode 77: The Global Bird Weekend
Bird Watcher’s Digest is PROUD to support the first event of its kind on October 17th and 18th—the GLOBAL BIRD WEEKEND. This event is open to everyone in the world, it’s free of charge, and its purpose and mission is to raise awareness and engagement of birds and birders on every continent around the world. It’s also a great opportunity to help raise funds that will be used to fight the illegal bird trade in Asia and around the world. Join BWD Publisher Wendy Clark along with Tim Appleton and Jim Lawrence from the UK to learn more about this exciting event, why it’s happening, and how YOU can get involved!
Episode 76: An Interview with George Armistead
George Armistead is many things: pro birder, author, tour leader, marketer, and tolerant of jalapeños as a pizza topping. After earning a master’s degree in environmental studies, George, a native Philadelphian, opted out of a consulting career and began his birding journey. In this episode, host Kelly Ball and George revisit his birding career spectrum: from professional guide on birding trips, to book author, to founder of BirdPhilly, an informal birding group to encourage people to discover the City of Brotherly Love’s birds. Come for the stories and stay for the speed round of questions at the end to hear how George was foiled by a bristle-thighed curlew in 2002.
Episode 75: An Interview with Christina Baal
Artist, birder, and all-around amazing human Christina Baal joined host Wendy Clark for a wonderful talk about birding and the arts. Christina shares her personal story of an early love of art and nature and how that grew into her present-day artistic platform, Drawing 10,000 Birds. Christina speaks candidly, sharing stories about how birding, birders, and birds have lifted her heart—and her art—to new heights. We are proud to present Christina Baal as our November/December 2020 cover artist for Bird Watcher’s Digest. We know that you will find her as colorful and unique as the art she shares with the world. Join Wendy and Christina as they discuss how art, nature, and the power of birding in the time of COVID can bring much-needed peace and joy to our lives.