• Featured Episodes

Episode 91: New River Birding & Nature Festival

Posted on Fri, 16 Apr 2021 | Episode Duration: 39 minutes, 24 seconds
Episode 91: New River Birding & Nature Festival

Rachel Davis is a lifelong lover of the outdoors and a native of the New River Gorge region of West Virginia. A self-proclaimed “girl of the woods”, Rachel has enjoyed West Virginia’s New River Gorge as her backyard throughout her lifetime. She currently serves as a Co-Coordinator of the New River Birding & Nature Festival and manages all communications for the festival. She lives with her fiancé in a cabin in the woods in West Virginia, and enjoys hiking the deer trails, raising chickens, and drinking in the wonderful wildlife that surrounds her in all seasons. Join Rachel and Wendy Clark, BWD’s publisher, as they chat about the upcoming New River Birding & Nature Festival taking place in late April of this year, and the juiciest secret you may not be aware of: You can participate in this year's virtual festival for FREE!

Episode 90: Bruce Wunderlich, Master of Birdtography

Posted on Fri, 2 Apr 2021 | Episode Duration: 37 minutes, 56 seconds
Episode 90: Bruce Wunderlich, Master of Birdtography

If you have admired the appearance of Bird Watcher’s Digest, it is Bruce Wunderlich, our production director, who should get the credit. Bruce lays out each issue of BWD and its sister publication, Watching Backyard Birds, places the ads and photos, builds the table of contents, and otherwise assembles each issue. He is also a professional and award-winning bird photographer, and many of his magnificent photos appear on the pages of both magazines. He also contributes the Birdtography column in each issue of BWD. Listen in as BWD editor Dawn Hewitt interviews her colleague and friend in this episode of Out There with the Birds.

Episode 89: Spotted Owl Conservation with Ryan Wickiser

Posted on Fri, Mar 19 2021 | Episode Duration: 48 minutes, 25 seconds
Episode 89: Spotted Owl Conservation with Ryan Wickiser

Ryan Wickiser is a field biologist who has studied California spotted owls in Eldorado National Forest. This work enabled him to become intimately acquainted with this rarely seen species. He gets to know them so well, in fact, that he’s able to identify them by their unique hoot patterns! Kelly Ball, advertising sales director for Bird Watcher’s Digest and Redstart Birding, recently chatted with Ryan. They discussed how forestry and conservation practices have evolved over time; why barred owls are considered an invasive species in the Pacific Northwest; and the other species, such as northern goshawks and great gray owls, that he surveys as part of his work as a wildlife technician.

  • Complete Episode Listing
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!

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