bird podcasts

Episode 47: Sketches of Homer, Alaska

TBL Host Bill Thompson, III, shares audio recordings of some of the very fun and unusual events associated with the...

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Episode 46: The Voices of Argentina

TBL Host Bill Thompson, III, interviews fellow birders, local guides, and other interesting people whom he...

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Episode 38: Young Birders at the Hog Island Audubon Camp

Host Bill Thompson, III, speaks with five teenage campers about their experiences at the Hog Island Audubon Camp.

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Episode 37: Birding the Hula Valley of Israel

Host Bill Thompson, III, talks with three of Israel's leading bird authorities about why this Mideast country is such...

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Episode 36: The Sounds of Spring at Indigo Hill

TBL host Bill Thompson, III, shares recordings of bird calls heralding the arrival of spring on Indigo Hill.

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Episode 35: The Snowy Owl Invasion

TBL host Bill Thompson, III, and some birding companions take a trip to see a snowy owl and they get much more than...

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Episode 34: The Birding Life of Greg Miller

Greg Miller, an Ohio birder who served as inspiration for one of the characters in "The Big Year", tell the story of...

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Episode 33: An Interview with David Frankel, Director of "The Big Year"

In this episode, TBL host Bill Thompson, III, interviews David Frankel, director of the movie "The Big Year."

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Episode 32: Trekking for the Philippine Eagle

BWD editor Bill Thompson, III, reads his account of a trek to see the Philippine Eagle on the island of Mindanao in...

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Episode 31: An Interview with Michael Male

Bill Thompson, III, interviews Michael Male, one of the world's leading nature videographers.

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Episode 30: Sophie Webb: Life at Sea

Bill Thompson, III, interviews Sophie Webb, an ornithologist/artist/author from California who spends much of each...

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Episode 29: Nature in Iraq

Host Bill Thompson, III, interviews an Iraqi civil engineer and an American soldier about their shared interest in...

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Episode 28: The Bird Call Lady

Host Bill Thompson, III, talks with Nicole Perretta a.k.a The Bird Call Lady about her ability to imitate the songs...

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Episode 27: Music and Birds: Jonathan Meiberg of Shearwater

Host Bill Thompson, III, interviews Jonathan Meiberg, a birder and leader of the indie-rock band Shearwater.

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Episode 26: Voices of Guyana

Host Bill Thompson, III, journeys to Guyana and interviews Amerindian guides, ecotourism visionaries, international...

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Episode 25: An Englishman in Florida

English birder Bo Beolens, "the Fatbirder," recounts his first birding trip to Florida.

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Episode 18: Phoebe and The Young Birder's Guide

Bill Thompson, III, interviews Phoebe Linnea Thompson, his daughter and co-author on The Young Birder's Guide to...

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Episode 17: Adventures in Birding With Bryan Bland

Bill Thompson, III, asks birding tour leader Bryan Bland to recount his memorable travels to India and beyond.

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Episode 15: Birding the World With Victor Emanuel

Bill Thompson, III talks with Victor Emanuel and discusses his inspiration for creating a worldwide birding and...

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Episode 14: birdJam: a Revolution in Bird Identification

Bill Thompson, III talks with birdJam cofounders Jay Davis and Denese VanDyne about the origins and potential of...

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