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Episode 77: The Global Bird Weekend

Posted on Fri, 18 Sep 2020 | Episode Duration: x minutes, y seconds
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

Posted on Fri, 04 Sep 2020 | Episode Duration: 42 minutes, 16 seconds
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

Posted on Fri, 21 Aug 2020 | Episode Duration: 53 minutes, 29 seconds
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.

  • Complete Episode Listing
Episode 75: An Interview with Christina Baal
Episode 74: Wendy's All-Women's Birding Tour in Colombia
Episode 73: LGBTQ Birders of North America
Episode 72: Interview with David Lindo
Episode 71: The NEW Zeiss Victory SF 8×32 Binocular
Episode 70: Jerry Liguori, Raptor Man, Part 2
Episode 69: Jerry Liguori, Raptor Man, Part 1
Episode 68: Observing Nesting Urban Owls with Chris Brinkman
Episode 67: The Perils and Pitfalls of Editing a Birding Magazine
Episode 66: Wonder Woman Weekend
Episode 65: Sean Dooley: Saving Birds and Habitat in Australia
Episode 64: Eva Matthews Lark: Hog Island Audubon Camp
Episode 63: British Invasion Series: The Last Hurrah!
Episode 62: British Invasion Series: An Interview with Stephen Moss
Episode 61: British Invasion Series: An Interview with Jim Lawrence
Episode 60: Introducing the British Invasion Series! An Interview with John Cox
Episode 59: An Interview with Jason Ward
Episode 58: Julie Zickefoose and Saving Jemima: Life and Love with a Hard-Luck Jay
Episode 57: Introducing Two New Hosts: Wendy Clark and Dawn Hewitt, Part II
Episode 56: Introducing Two New Hosts: Wendy Clark and Dawn Hewitt, Part I
Episode 55: Big Events and Big News!
Episode 54: An Interview with Bill Thompson, III, Part II
Episode 53: An Interview with Bill Thompson, III, Part I
Episode 52: Traveling Birds and Birders
Episode 51: Travel Tips and the Intrigue of Corvids
Episode 50: The Wild World of Bird Behavior
Episode 49: Life is Full of Unexpected Turns
Episode 48: Back in My Own Backyard
Episode 47: Holiday Memories Good and Bad
Episode 46: The Birder in Winter (Wears Silk Long Johns, Apparently)
Episode 45: Ben's Backyard Bird Feeding Tutorial
Episode 44: Hooray for Bird Clubs and Feasts of Birdin'!
Episode 43: Live from Cape May, New Jersey!
Episode 42: Tips for Enhanced Birding Enjoyment
Episode 41: Live from the 2018 British Birdwatching Fair
Episode 40: Summer Fun & Games
Episode 39: Live From Outdoor Retailer
Episode 38: The Stoke is High
Episode 37: Go West Old Men!
Episode 36: Seek and Ye Shall Find (Or Maybe Not)
Episode 35: From Alaska to Maine and Everything in Between
Episode 34: Live at New River, Spring 2018
Episode 33: Spring Birding Festivals Overview
Episode 32: Meet the LeBron James of Birding Optics
Episode 31: Live from Pico Bonito, Honduras
Episode 30: All Hail the Timberdoodle
Episode 29: A Winter Birding Postcard From Florida
Episode 28: Bill & Ben's Global Big Year Challenge
Episode 27: Happy New Birding Year!
Episode 26: Winter Birding Rocks SO Hard!
Episode 25: Live From Whipple, Ohio
Episode 24: Oh the People, Birds, and Cheeses We'll Meet!
Episode 23: Have You Ever "Ben" to Costa Rica?
Episode 22: Big Sits, Big Years, and Big Ducks
Episode 21: Live From the American Birding Expo
Episode 20: Hurricanes, Birds, and People
Episode 19: Live From the Lord Nelson Pub
Episode 18: Birding the Borders
Episode 17: Smart, Social Birds and Things That Can Kill You
Episode 16: Birds As Symbols
Episode 15: Birds and Music
Episode 14: Live From Hog Island, Maine
Episode 13: Spring Migration Report
Episode 12: Live From New River
Episode 11: Live From Portugal
Episode 10: Traveling Birders and Bad TV Bird Sounds
Episode 9: Birding Mentors Like Chan Robbins
Episode 8: Big Days, Big Sits, and Musical Birds
Episode 7: Signs of Spring
Episode 6: Live From Tybee Island, Georgia
Episode 5: Live From the Florida Space Coast!
Episode 4: Live in Las Vegas!
Episode 3: Duck Stamps, Rare Birds, the Super Bowl of Birding, and Space Coast
Episode 2: Drama on the Tundra and Return from India
Episode 1: Winter Finches!

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