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Episode 71: The NEW Zeiss Victory SF 8x32 Binocular

Posted on Thu, 18 Jun 2020 | Episode Duration: 24 minutes, 14 seconds
Episode 71: The NEW Zeiss Victory SF 8x32 Binocular

If you are interested in the highly anticipated debut of Zeiss’s Victory SF 32 binoculars, then you will want to join Kelly Ball, ad sales director of Bird Watcher’s Digest, as she chats with optics guru Rich Moncrief of Zeiss Sports Optics. Rich has worked with Zeiss for 18 years, and you’ll understand the value he brings to this position as he explains what differentiates the Victory SF 32 from others in the birding market; what distinguishes an 8-power binocular from a 10-power binocular; why COVID-19 has delayed the Victory SF 32’s official launch to market; and how customers can take advantage of a limited-time promotional offer to advance bird watching for the next generation of birders.

Episode 70: Jerry Liguori, Raptor Man, Part 2

Posted on Fri, 5 Jun 2020 | Episode Duration: 29 minutes, 28 seconds
Episode 70: Jerry Liguori, Raptor Man, Part 2

In this two-part interview, Dawn Hewitt, editor of Bird Watcher’s Digest, chats with the premier authority on the raptors of North America, Jerry Liguori. He is author of several books on raptors, and helped develop the ground-breaking Raptor ID app. (Click here to catch up on Part 1 of their conversation). Here in Part 2, Jerry discusses, among other things, his remarkable life and his debilitating illness.

Episode 69: Jerry Liguori, Raptor Man, Part 1

Posted on Fri, 22 May 2020 | Episode Duration: 27 minutes, 35 seconds
Episode 69: Jerry Liguori, Raptor Man, Part 1

In this two-part interview, Dawn Hewitt, editor of Bird Watcher’s Digest, chats with the premier authority on the raptors of North America, Jerry Liguori. He is author of several books on raptors and helped develop the groundbreaking Raptor ID app. Jerry’s also a bird photographer—and that’s how Dawn knows him: He has contributed many photos to BWD through the years. Especially since he is in poor health—as you might be able to tell from his voice—it is an honor to introduce Jerry Liguori to our podcast listeners. After you finish listening to Part 1, click here to listen to Part 2 »

  • Complete Episode Listing
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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