The Casual Birder Podcast
The Casual Birder Podcast
Suzy Buttress
Suzy shares the joy of watching wild birds, from her garden visitors in southern England to birds seen internationally. Learn how to identify species, notice their behaviours, and recognize songs and calls. Join Suzy for recorded bird outings, interviews with experts and enthusiasts, and stories from birders around the world. Suzy says: “Birding is a great pastime. It can be done with others or alone. You don't need expensive equipment, your eyes or ears are enough. And best of all, the Casual Birder can do as much or as little birding as suits them. It's perfect for fitting into our busy schedules.” Find Suzy on Twitter @CasualBirderPod
A weekend of waders at the Hampshire coast
Following a weekend spent at the Hampshire Coast at the end of August, join me and my birding partner & husband, John, as we review the waders and other birds that we saw. I also talk about the BTO course on wader ID that I took, and we hear from past guest Natasha about the benefits she has found using the Merlin Bird ID app. And there are shout-outs to all the wonderful birders who have shared sightings with me over the past few weeks. Timestamps & Links: 00:00:00 Pre-roll & announcements Contribute to our JustGiving fundraiser in support of BirdLife International 00:01:18  Last Episode Birding in Lithuania with Boris Belchev 00:01:39 Suzy and John review their wader weekend Part 1 00:19:22 Casual Birder Weekly Sign up here! 00:19:46 Suzy and John review their wader weekend Part 2 00:28:16 BTO wader ID course and Yearlist so far Sign up to the BTO e-Newsletter here Suzy compares her year list with The British List 00:31:17 Keep in touch Keep in touch 00:35:49 Suzy's recent birding and Shout-outs 00:45:37 Support the Show Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.com 00:46:05 Wrap and Close The Casual Birder Podcast website  https://casualbirder.com/ Don't miss an episode - follow the show! Thanks to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website at www.dronesmusic.net  
Sep 24
46 min
Birding in Lithuania with Boris Belchev #117
Wildlife photographer and tour leader Boris Belchev tells up about birding in Lithuania, a small Baltic country with 403 species. Recorded at #globalbirdfair. Timestamps & Links:
 00:00:00 Podcast intro 00:00:37  Last Episode An afternoon birding in Hampshire 00:00:51 Support the Show Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.com 00:01:22 Chat with Boris Belchev Alcedo Wildlife Boris on Instagram 00:13:56 Suzy update 00:14:42 Casual Birder Weekly is back! Read the newsletter here! 00:15:18 Global Bird Weekend Oct 7-9, 2022 Sign up to the Casual Birder Podcast Team for the Global Bird Weekend 00:16:06 Keep in Touch Keep in touch 00:16:22 Wrap and Close Website:  The Casual Birder Podcast  Don't miss an episode - follow the show! Thanks to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website
Aug 31
16 min
An afternoon birding in Hampshire #116
Join me and John, my birding partner and husband, as we review the birds seen during a July afternoon at Martin Down and Blashford Lakes, in Hampshire, UK. Timestamps & Links: 00:00:00 Pre-roll & announcements Sign up to the Casual Birder Podcast Team for the Global Bird Weekend 00:01:29  Last Episode Sussex Sara at Global Birdfair Find Sara on Instagram @Sussex_Sara 00:02:12 Support the Show Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.com 00:02:45 Suzy and John review an afternoon of birding Part 1 00:11:29 The Casual Birder Weekly newsletter is back! Sign up here! 00:12:07 Suzy and John review an afternoon of birding Part 2 00:20:12 Rob and Alison share a trip report from Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve, in Lincolnshire Keep in touch 00:24:20 Wrap and Close   The Casual Birder Podcast   https://casualbirder.com/   Don't miss an episode - follow the show! Thank you to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website at www.dronesmusic.net
Aug 23
24 min
Sussex Sara at Global Birdfair #115
Sara Humphrey, also known as Sussex Sara on social media, shares her passion for wildlife photography, low-carbon birding, and educating others in responsible wildlife watching. Recorded at Global Birdfair. Timestamps & Links:
 00:00:00 Theme song 00:00:36  Last Episode Hannah Bourne-Taylor at Global Birdfair 00:00:47 Support the Show Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.com 00:01:20 Introduction to Sussex Sara 00:02:08 Chat with Sussex Sara Find Sara on Instagram @Sussex_Sara 00:11:44 Keep in touch 00:11:59 Wrap and Close Website: The Casual Birder Podcast    Don't miss an episode - follow the show! Thanks to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Checkout their website
Aug 15
12 min
Hannah Bourne-Taylor at Global Birdfair #114
In this episode, recorded at Global Birdfair, author of Fledgling, Hannah Bourne-Taylor, shares her extraordinary experience of raising a young finch that had been abandoned by its flock, and which made its home in her hair! Timestamps & Links: 00:00:00 Pre-roll and Theme song 00:00:50 Last Episode -  Stephen Moss at Global Birdfair Last episode 00:01:02 Support the Show Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.com 00:01:20 Introduction to chat  00:02:00 Chat with Hannah Bourne-Taylor Hannah's website 00:13:10 Wrap and Close Don't miss an episode - follow the show! Thanks to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website at www.dronesmusic.net
Aug 8
13 min
Stephen Moss at Global BirdFair #113
Join me as I chat with author and broadcaster Stephen Moss at the 2022 Global BirdFair. Timestamps & Links: 00:00:00 Opening and Theme song 00:00:43 Last Episode - Casual Birding on a Shetland Beach Last episode 00:00:52 Introduction to chat 00:02:17 Chat with Stephen Moss Stephen's website 00:12:51 Comments on Global BirdFair 00:14:26 Support the Show Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.com 00:14:43   Shout out to the people I met at Global BirdFair 00:16:41   Podcast Recommendation: For What It’s Earth podcast 00:17:04 Keep in Touch Tell me about the birds you see 00:17:10 Wrap and Close Website:  The Casual Birder Podcast   Don't miss an episode - follow the show! Thank you to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website at www.dronesmusic.net  
Jul 31
17 min
Casual Birding on a Shetland Beach #112
In this episode, join Shetland resident Natasha and me as we sit at a quiet bay watching the birds that happen by.   00:00:00 Pre-roll and Theme song Global Birdfair 00:01:17  Opening & Announcements Last Episode -  Bird Chat with The Edinburgh Birdwatcher Last episode 00:01:31 Sitting at Lingness with Natasha 00:16:32 Avian influenza If you come across dead or ill birds, do not touch them. Please report them as soon as possible to the DEFRA helpline on 03459 33 55 77.   00:17:40 Nestbox News I am an affiliate of Garden Nature so when you use my link to buy their products, I'll get a small percentage of the proceeds at no extra expense to you. And listeners to The Casual Birder Podcast can get 10% off their order by using the voucher code CBP10. https://bit.ly/GardenatureCBP 00:18:55 Friendly birders I have met https://twitter.com/barnsleybirder https://www.instagram.com/vannilla/ https://www.instagram.com/iangrayimages/ 00:21:13 Support the Show Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.com 00:22:03 What have you seen? Tell me about your bird sightings 00:22:15 Wrap and Close   Don't miss an episode - follow the show! Thanks to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website at www.dronesmusic.net        
Jul 14
22 min
Bird Chat with The Edinburgh Birdwatcher #111
Euan, The Edinburgh Birdwatcher, is celebrating 20 years of birding. He tells Suzy about his birding style and what birdwatching means to him. Also, there’s big news from the Blue Tits that Suzy is watching via remote camera and, in Last Call, listen to a glorious, uninterrupted 5 minutes of dawn chorus birdsong from the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire. Timestamps & Links 00:00:00 Pre-roll and intro music 00:00:56  Opening & Announcements Last Episode - Springtime Birding Last episode Global Big Day On 14th May The Casual Birder Podcast Team will be taking part in the Global Big Day on 14th May 2022 . I would love you to join us! We will all be birding in our own locations, and sharing our checklists to the team account giving us a combined total of species for the team. You do not have to be an expert to take part, and you can bird from your back garden if you wish. There will be exclusive team events in the run-up to the Big Day so sign up now! Join the team for the Global Big Day Podchaser’s #Reviews4Good  During April, Podchaser runs #Reviews4Good - donating 25 cents  for every podcast review, and doubling it when the podcaster posts a reply. This year’s charity is World Central Kitchen, which provides meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises. Leave a review for The Casual Birder Podcast here: 00:02:58 Euan, The Edinburgh Birdwatcher, Part 1 The Edinburgh Birdwatcher website  00:14:15 Podcast Promo - The Wild Podcast The Wild Podcast 00:15:12 Euan, The Edinburgh Birdwatcher, Part 2 00:23:28 Support the Show Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.com 00:24:22 Euan, The Edinburgh Birdwatcher, Part 3 Euan's past appearances Episode 48 Euan's past appearances Episode 74 00:37:08 Suzy’s birding notes Suzy has been visiting the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire and spent a lovely day birding with listener Anneke. 00:41:12 Nestbox News The Blue Tits have been busy: 11 eggs being incubated in one box, and a nest finally being built in the other 00:44:28 What have you seen? Tell me about your bird sightings 00:46:06 Wrap and Close 00:46:50 Last Call Last Call is an uninterrupted recording of bird song and sounds from a specific location, that gives you a flavour of what it was like to be there. This episode, Last Call is provided by John Buttress, recorded in the Forest of Dean on 16th April 2022 at 6:00am In the layers of sound you can hear: Great Tit, Carrion Crow, Blackbird, Nuthatch, Blue Tit, the high-pitched call of a Goldcrest, Wren, Blackcap, Stock Dove, a Pheasant calling and flapping its wings in display and a great Spotted Woodpecker drumming   Don't miss an episode - follow the show! Thanks to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website at www.dronesmusic.net    
Apr 27
52 min
Springtime Birding #110
Spring has arrived!  Find out what we saw during our group Spring Equinox birding, and there's big news from our nestbox cam. Also, hear how you can join our team for the Global Big Day! More information and the episode transcript can be found at Episode 110 home page Time codes and Links 00:00:00 Opening 00:01:00  Introduction Last episode 00:03:49 Spring Equinox birding Live Webcam of Rutland Ospreys 00:12:08 Group birding event and reports eBird Trip report 00:21:58 Global Big Day Join The Casual Birder Podcast Team 00:23:20 Nestbox News 00:26:40 Garden Nature Offer Use offer code CBP10 to get 10% off your purchase As an affiliate of Garden Nature, The Casual Birder Podcast receives a small percentage of the proceeds at no extra expense to you when you use my link to buy their products Garden Nature affiliate link 00:27:41 Your bird sightings 00:31:25 Support the Show Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.com 00:32:17 Top 5 Birds 00:34:55 Reviews 4 Good 00:35:49 Keep in touch Tell me about your bird sightings 00:35:58 Wrap and Close 00:36:23 Last call - Eider, Isle of Rum, Scotland   Website: CasualBirder.com Don't miss an episode - follow the show! Thanks to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website at www.dronesmusic.net  
Apr 15
39 min
Birding in Belize - Trip report #109
Kate Shaw, from Strange Animals Podcast shares a delightful trip report about the birds she saw on a recent vacation to Belize. It was a family vacation rather than a pure birding trip, but she still managed to squeeze in a day's birding with a guide. In addition, Kate took note of the birds around her while at the beach or while walking to the next village. And Suzy shows how Kate used the key bird identification tools to narrow down the species she was seeing in Belize. Timestamps & Links: 00:00:00 Opening 00:01:15 Introduction Past episode - Birding in 2022 00:03:06 Kate Shaw - trip report Do listen to Kate's show: Strange Animals Podcast. It's a weekly science-based podcast about strange animals: living, extinct, and imaginary! Strange Animals Podcast Where Kate stayed in Belize: The Lodge at Jaguar Reef 00:22:23 Tools for identifying birds 00:24:53 Keep in touch - and share your trip reports Tell me about your bird sightings 00:25:10 Support the Show Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.com 00:39:04 Wrap and Close   Website: The Casual Birder Podcast Don't miss an episode - follow the show! Thanks to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website at www.dronesmusic.net  
Mar 6
26 min
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