Basic Curiosity Podcast Episodes for Birders – 10,000 Birds

Basic Curiosity Podcast Episodes for Birders – 10,000 Birds
Basic Curiosity Podcast Episodes for Birders – 10,000 Birds

There are a variety of podcasts devoted to birding (eg, American Birding Podcast and plenty of others), however many general-interest podcasts additionally characteristic episodes of curiosity to birders. Under are some pretty current episodes that I’ve loved and which may be of curiosity to others. All could be listened to free of charge on-line through the hyperlinks.

There are numerous many podcasts and I’ve solely sampled a small quantity, so if there are episode ideas, please depart them within the feedback.

  • Recent Air (NPR, 2021, 46 min.): The Wonderful Lives of Migratory Birds (“Creator Scott Weidensaul talks concerning the tens of millions of birds flying unseen over our heads within the night time sky, how the bar-tailed godwit can fly greater than per week over water with out stopping, and the way new monitoring know-how could assist with methods to maintain them alive. His new e book is ‘A World on the Wing.’”).
  • The Indicator from Planet Cash (NPR, 2021, 9 min.): Saving Birds with Economics (“Eric Hallstein is an economist who works at The Nature Conservancy, a nonprofit environmental group. The standard option to preserve wetlands is to buy and restore the land, which could be very costly. Eric discovered an answer to this growing scarcity of wetland for birds: A reverse public sale for rice farmers to flood their fields.”).
  • Residing on Earth (PRX, 2020, 14 min.): Springtime Birding with David Sibley (“An ideal migration is underway within the northern hemisphere, as migratory birds head north to begin a household. All through their journeys these long-distance vacationers depend on well-stocked pit-stops, like Nice Meadows Nationwide Wildlife Refuge in Harmony, Massachusetts. That is the place Host Steve Curwood meets up with ornithologist David Sibley one high-quality spring morning, to take heed to copious birdsong and talk about the second version of Sibley’s in style Information to Birds .”).
  • Sidedoor (Smithsonian, 2021, 27 min.): Scorching Fowl Summer season (“Each spring, for so long as information have been stored, a crowd of tons of of black-crowned night time herons descend on the Smithsonian’s Nationwide Zoo, mating, consuming and customarily inflicting a ruckus. Most of the keepers on the zoo take pleasure in them, however they could be a powerful hen to like.”).
  • Sidedoor (Smithsonian, 2020, 25 min.): Birds, Birds, Birds! (“Three billion birds have gone lacking since 1970. And conservation biologist Pete Marra considers it his life’s work to verify extra do not slip away and not using a battle. On this episode, we go bird-spotting with Pete, and be taught what every of us can do to convey birds again.”).
  • Straight Speak with Hank Paulsen (Paulson Institute, 2021, 27 min.): John Fitzpatrick (“Hank speaks with John Fitzpatrick, Govt Director of The Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Fitzpatrick particulars the significance of hen conservation worldwide, what it is like to find a brand new species, how know-how is enhancing our skill to check nature, and what makes him longing for the way forward for biodiversity.”).

And one that could be a bit older:

Photograph by Jukka Aalho on Unsplash.

Written by Jason Crotty

Jason Crotty is a birder, lawyer, and occasional author at present residing in Portland, Oregon together with his spouse and daughter. A Bay Space native, he began birding whereas working at a big regulation agency in San Francisco, however birds much less continuously now that there is a child round, so he writes as an alternative. Jason began at 10,000 Birds with a couple of visitor posts and signed on as a beat author in March 2017. He’s significantly within the intersection of regulation and birding (particularly the Endangered Species Act), different bird-related federal litigation, and federal public lands. Jason’s writing has additionally appeared in BirdWatching, Birding, and Birder’s Information, each on-line and in print.