Recorded live during the first international Reader Rendezvous for Bird Watcher’s Digest in southern Portugal, the guys talk about birding in this ancient land, and the wonderful food, wine, landscapes, culture, people, and, oh yeah, birds they’ve encountered. They also talk about upcoming spring birding events and the famous osprey cam on Hog Island, Maine…. Read more »
Ben and Bill share pro tips for traveling birders, especially for optics and carry-on luggage. They also discuss the often hilariously wrong use of bird sounds on TV and in the movies. Listen now! https://www.birdwatchersdigest.net/podcasts/otwtb/episode10.mp3
Bill and Ben talk about the importance of birding mentors, including the late, great Chan Robbins, who banded Wisdom the albatross in 1956. They talk about opportunities for young birders, and how Bill’s daughter, Phoebe, recently added a new species to the home farm bird list. Listen now!
Ben and Bill yak about birding Big Days, The Big Sit!™, tips for a successful Big Sit, musicality in birds, spring bird song, and the Rock & Roll Rendezvous. Plus Bill has another music recommendation. Tune in at birdwatchersdigest.com/bwdsite/podcasts/out-there-with-the-birds.php
Bill & Ben offer a “meaty sandwich” of topics, including taking care of bluebird nest boxes, the NFL’s concussion protocol (for birds at the new Minnesota Viking’s stadium), caring for birds during a cold snap, roadrunner vs. hummingbird, up-and-coming international birding hotspots, early plans for 2018 Reader Rendezvous, listening for bird songs, the new Song… Read more »
Bill and Ben enjoy and in-person chat from a hotel balcony overlooking the beach in Tybee Island after the Georgia Birding on My Mind Reader Rendezvous. Topics include rarities; the relationship between wet and dry sand and the color of plovers; beach-nesting birds; black skimmer bills; rusty blackbirds—and more. Eavesdrop on a conversation that includes “evolutionary cowboy,”… Read more »
The fellas recorded this episode while sitting in a rental car in the rain in fabulous birding habitat along the St. John’s River near Titusville, Florida. The talks about birding in Florida, limpkin bills, limpkin calls, seeing both bitterns, travel must-haves, and more. https://www.birdwatchersdigest.com/bwdsite/podcasts/out-there-with-the-birds.php Don’t miss another podcast of OTWTB! Copy and paste this into… Read more »
Bill and Ben recorded this episode live from Las Vegas while attending the SHOT Show. They discuss the gear affinity between birding and hunting, the inclusion of eBird in the new Subaru, winter birding, the ethics of owling, Project SNOWstorm, and the Ameircan Birding Expo. With this episode we welcome Kowa Sport Optics as a… Read more »
Ben and Bill romp through a variety of topics from Duck Stamps to birding events, and from young rock star birders to Ben’s regular reference to scatology. Listen now! https://www.birdwatchersdigest.com/bwdsite/podcasts/out-there-with-the-birds.php Don’t miss another podcast of OTWTB! Copy and paste this into your podcast player: https://www.birdwatchersdigest.com/podcasts/otwtb/stream.xml
Bill Thompson, III, and Ben Lizdas have started a new podcast called “Out There with the Birds” in which they chat about birding-related topics of the day. Here’s the first episode for your listening pleasure. http://bit.ly/2fyYNPi Stay tuned to OTWTB for more discussions of hot topics in the world of bird watching!