• Featured Episodes

Episode 106: An Interview with Lucy McRobert

Posted on Fri, 17 Dec 2021 | Episode Duration: 47 minutes, 05 seconds
Episode 106: An Interview with Lucy McRobert

Host Wendy Clark McGlynn interviews Lucy McRobert, a wildlife storyteller based in the UK who works freelance for wildlife charities and businesses. Her first book, 365 Days Wild, offers 365 ways to make nature part of your life every day. She is a columnist for Birdwatch magazine and has written for BBC Wildlife, Bird Watching, and the acclaimed Seasons (Elliott & Thompson, 2016). In 2015 she was placed 38th on BBC Wildlife’s first wildlife power list and was the researcher on Tony Juniper’s What Nature Does for Britain (2015). Passionate about encouraging the next generation of nature conservationists, she co-founded the youth nature network A Focus on Nature. She is also a keen birder and wildlife-watcher. In this episode, Wendy and Lucy discuss life during the pandemic, birding and conservation work in the UK, diversity in birding, and much more!

Episode 105: An Interview with Liz Hackett

Posted on Fri, 10 Dec 2021 | Episode Duration: 56 minutes, 56 seconds
Episode 105: An Interview with Liz Hackett

Today’s episode of Out There with the Birds features a conversation between Liz Hackett from Melbourne, Australia, and BWD’s President & Publisher, Wendy Clark. Liz Hackett works with Bush Heritage Australia, a conservation organization in Australia that mirrors the work of the Nature Conservancy in the US. She is an avid birder, has traveled the world extensively, and she and her late husband, Paul Hackett, owned and managed a bird-watching tour company in Melbourne before his sudden death in August 2019. Join Liz and Wendy as they enjoy a conversation about birds and birding in Australia, living down under during the pandemic, what it’s really like to live in the city of Melbourne, and finding the strength to move on after sudden loss.

Episode 104: What's Happening at BWD

Posted on Fri, 12 Nov 2021 | Episode Duration: 57 minutes, 55 seconds
Episode 104: What's Happening at BWD

What’s Up at BWD? We’re glad you asked! Join BWD publisher Wendy Clark and BWD editor Dawn Hewitt as they enjoy a candid discussion about what’s happening at Bird Watcher’s Digest in the fall of 2021. On the road together in Bossier City, Louisiana, Wendy and Dawn discuss the magazines, tours, and life as a birding company in a post-pandemic world.

  • Complete Episode Listing
Episode 101: Trends in the American Birding Community
Episode 100: Ornitherapy, Part II
Episode 99: Ornitherapy, Part I
Episode 98: How Birding Saved My Life
Episode 97: An Interview with Julie Zickefoose
Episode 96: Reader Rendezvous Part III
Episode 95: Reader Rendezvous Part II
Episode 94: Reader Rendezvous Part I
Episode 93: An Interview with Mark Garland
Episode 92: An Interview with Scott Weidensaul
Episode 91: New River Birding & Nature Festival
Episode 90: Bruce Wunderlich, Master of BirdTography
Episode 89: Spotted Owl Conservation with Ryan Wickiser
Episode 88: Alvaro Jaramillo, the Bird ID Guru
Episode 87: An Interview with Pete Dunne
Episode 86: A Look Back at 2020, Part 2
Episode 85: A Look Back at 2020, Part 1
Episode 84: An Interview with Jen Hajj
Episode 83: An Interview with Ben Lizdas
Episode 82: An Interview with Al Batt
Episode 81: The Terra Project
Episode 80: An Interview with Paul Baicich
Episode 79: The Birding Co-Op
Episode 78: An Interview with Dr. David Bird
Episode 77: The Global Bird Weekend
Episode 76: An Interview with George Armistead
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 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!