Welcome to BirdwatchRadio.com. It's not really a
radio program in the established broadcast sense. It's
actually more like a narrowcast. Everywhere, podcasts like
this one are finding audiences who have a common interest
and who enjoy listening to what they want, when they want.
And the audience of birders is growing.
22nd Episode of Birdwatch Radio is
Depending on what study you're
looking at and how you define it, birdwatching may be the
most common outdoor activity in America. Active pursuit of
birds, keeping a record of what you see, feeding the birds,
and bird photography all continue to increase. There is now
a vibrant birding industry. This includes retail stores
selling bird seed and bird supplies, more new specialized
optics for those who want to view, photograph, and document
their sightings, a growing number of field guides and
magazines, and more than a few travel and guide services for
birders who want to make their vacations more than just a
day at the beach or a snooze in the hammock.
I hope that, through this
podcast, we can bring you interesting interviews and
conversations with people who represent all the areas I've
just mentioned. We'll be talking with authors, artists,
columnists, bloggers, professionals and back-yard
birders...all of whom have a story to tell and a passion to
We're just getting this
venture going – and it's not my full-time job – so, if you
have suggestions or ideas...I'd love to hear them. I'm
hopeful I'll have a chance to share some of your e-mails on
the program and maybe even speak with a few of you on-air.
My long-term plan is to actually schedule some live call-in
programs that will allow you to join in the conversation
with some of the personalities and experts we plan to host.
Also, I want to have a section for some news updates from
the world of birding, and perhaps a schedule of events,
reviews of birding festivals, etc.
But most of all, I like
talking with people. I love finding out what makes them
tick, why they like birds, and how birds have influenced
Please feel free to contact me if you have any suggestions
for guests or topics. I'd love to hear from you.
So, happy birding, good listening, clean your lenses, and be
sure...to wear your sunblock!
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Photos © Pete
LaTourette, Los Altos, CA
The Birdwatch Radio
Podcast is produced by Steve Moore and
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Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory
Texas Ornithological Society
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