Bird Banter

Bird Banter


Latest Episodes

The Bird Banter Podcast #177 with Larry Schwitters and Diane Yorgason-Quinn
June 22, 2024

On this episode Diane Yorgason-Quinn (see Episode #20) and Larry Schwitters talk about their work with Vaux's Swifts and the Vaux Happening Project. Larry got his start in swift research hiking to and looking for Black Swifts at over 100 waterfalls (thing

The Bird Banter Podcast #175 with Jacob Miller
May 30, 2024

On this episode I talk with Jacob Miller, a young Washington birding friend who has just completed his freshman year at Washington State University. Jacob shares his experiences as a first year univer

The Bird Banter Podcast #174 with Cin-Ty Lee and Andrew Birch
May 13, 2024

On this episode I talk with the authors of the new identification field guide to Empidonax flycatchers and Pewees as well as the book on Myarchus flycatchers and Kingbirds, Cin-Ty Lee and Andrew Birch

The Bird Banter Podcast #173 with Mollee Brown
April 29, 2024

Mollee Brown is my guest on this episode and we talk about her Nighthawk Agency, which provides business solutions for the birding industry. We also talk about her work as a bird guide, her birding story, and the trip she is leading for Hillstar Nature t

The Bird Banter Podcast #172 with Joshua Covill
April 15, 2024

On this episode I talk with Josh Covill, a Montana birder who leads birding tours in Montana as well as in Central and South America. Josh was the guide on my recent trip to the Santa Marta area of Colombia, and is a fabulous birder and really nice guy.

The Bird Banter Podcast #171 with Courtney Ellis
April 01, 2024

On this episode I talk with a relative newcomer to birding, Courtney Ellis. Courtney began birding during the pandemic, and has become a birding enthusiast and ambassador. Check out her podcast The Thing with Feathers, as well as her soon to be released

The Bird Banter Podcast #170 with Holly Garrod
March 17, 2024

On this episode I talk with Holly Garrod, an accomplished birder, bird bander and conservationist about her work on bird banding networks with Birds Caribbean, and about the MOTUS network progress in

The Bird Banter Podcast #169 Ed's Winter Trip
March 03, 2024

Well, after a long break for a fabulous winter trip, the podcast is back with Ed talking about his trip to Florida, Colombia and Costa Rica.The Colombia trip was run by Hillstar Nature Tours and led by Joshus Covill.The Proaves Organization is worth ch

The Bird Banter Podcast #168 with Liam Hutcheson
January 10, 2024

On this episode I talk with Liam Hutcheson, sho just finished his record breaking Washington State big year. We talk about his big year, highlights, misses and people. Also about his birding story. While talking with Liam I marveled at how interconnect

The Bird Banter Podcast #167 with Marco Valtriani
December 26, 2023

Birding is not the first thing many think about when considering a trip to Italy, but as birders, it is always a consideration. On this episode I talk with Marco Valtriani, a guide with the Birding In Italy group of bird guides. As you can inagine a lot

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