Episodes

May 24, 2022

070 Drones are improving conservation efforts and woodland bird with Rohan Clarke

If you have a copy of the Australian Bird Guide, then you already are familiar with some of the work of Rohan Clarke.  If you have been a keen Bird Nerd for many, many years, and consume as much information as you can about Australian Birds, then...

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May 18, 2022

Monday with Dr Holly - The Fairywren Project with Dr Joe Welklin

Audio of the live stream where Holly and Grant talk Fairywrens with Joe Welklin

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May 14, 2022

069 Prothonotary Warbler with Jarod Hitchings

World MIgratory Bird Day May 14th 2022

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May 14, 2022

067 Bird Strike in Asia and the evolution of Pittas with David Tan

Celebrating World Migratory Bird Day - May 14th 2022

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May 14, 2022

066 Adelie Penguins with Javen Riaz

Pint of Science AU Takeover 2022

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May 11, 2022

065 New approaches to urban nest boxes with Kylie Soanes

Something we have returned to time and time again in The Bird Emergency is how we have removed the nesting opportunities for birds that require hollows, and the need for shelter by all sorts of wildlife. Thankfully, there are many people looking at...

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May 6, 2022

A new course for birdwatching with Ricki Coughlan

Have you ever considered brushing up on your bird-watching skills in a more formal and structured way?  Are you just starting out and would like to get a headstart on the years it takes to get to know the best methods to identify any bird you see...

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May 4, 2022

Brolgas and Wind Farms with Hamish Cumming

As we move from traditional power generation methods we may be introducing significant new threats into the landscape. For many years Hamish Cumming has been trying to protect the Brolgas of western Victoria against the proliferation of windfarms in...

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April 25, 2022

063 The Tawaki Project with Ursula Ellenberg

World Penguin Day has ambushed me! Truth be know, I did not even know it existed!  Luckily when I saw some Twitter talk about it, I had an episode just about ready to go!  Please enjoy hearing Dr Ursula Ellenberg, from tell me about the...

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April 22, 2022

062 Urban Powerful Owls with Bronwyn Isaac

When I was a youngster, I used to imagine being able to venture into the dense schlerophyll eucalyptus forests of eastern Australia with the chance to see the majestic, slightly terrifying but aptly named Powerful Owl.  This bird is the largest...

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April 18, 2022

Monday Megaphone - Birdlife Australia current projects Part 2

Dr. Holly Parsons and Grant wrap up the list of projects for March 2022 and ongoing.

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April 18, 2022

Monday Megaphone Livestream with Holly Parsons - Birdlife Australia Current Projects March 2022 Part 1

Birdlife Australia always has a range of projects underway to learn more about our endangered birds, and to design the important programs to try to ensure the survival of the most at-risk species in Australia. Dr. Holly Parsons, Manager of the Urban...

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April 16, 2022

061 The disappearing turtle doves of the UK with Charlotte O'Neill

You may have always been familiar with turtle doves the same way I was - a childhood song that also references pear trees and partridges....  It may surprise you to know that turtle doves are becoming scarce in the UK. I wanted to know more, so I...

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March 28, 2022

Monday Megaphone with Holly Parsons - Albert's Lyrebird and Brush Turkeys

Grant and Dr. Holly Parsons, Manager of the Urban Birds program at Birdlife Australia, are joined by Fiona Backhouse and Matthew Hall, who have both recently completed their fieldword, analysis and writing their PhD theses, on the Albert's Lyrebird...

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March 23, 2022

Wing Threads - Microlight circumnavigation of Australia with Milly Formby

Milly Formby is amazing! A zoologist, artist, author and now, an Adventurer! Meet Milly and learn about the amazing Wing Threads project, which will see her fly a microlight aircraft around Australia, visiting schools and communities along the way,...

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March 16, 2022

Bonus - Monday Megaphone with Holly Parsons Short - Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Surveys

Clip from the Monday Megaphone live stream discussing the next Red-tailed Black Cockatoo Citizen Science surveys

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March 13, 2022

059 The Bruny Island Bird Festival 2022 with Cat Davidson

In this episode we talk to Cat Davidson, one of the organisers of the Bruny Island Bird Festival, which is on from the 25th to the 27th of March 2022, and celebrates the birds that make the small island, off the eastern coast of Tasmania, their home....

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March 8, 2022

BE 058 Megaphone Monday - Urban Birds, Cockatoos Bin Chickens and Brush Turkeys

Grant was joined by Dr. Holly Parsons, Manager of the Urban Birds program at Birdlife Australia, and Dr. Jennifer Colbourne, who is researching cockatoo cognition at the Messerli Institute in Vienna.   The panel is interested in wildlife...

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Feb. 24, 2022

BE 057 The Critically Endangered Birds of King Island

How you can be involved in important surveying!

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Jan. 21, 2022

BE 056 Mallee Emu-wren translocations with Simon Verdon

When Simon Verdon and I had this chat, he was a PhD candidate at LaTrobe University. who had been leading a team in an effort to relocate a group of Mallee Emu-wrens, in the remote Mallee habit of South Australia and Victoria, to try to safeguard this...

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Oct. 10, 2021

BE 055 Aussie Bird Count 2020 with Tegan Douglas Part 2

Following on from Part One of this discussion, Grant is joined by Tegan Douglas, Citizen Science Project Coordinator, BIrdlife Australia, Western Australia, to promote the upcoming Aussie Backyard Bird Count for 2021, and go over the highlights of the...

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Oct. 8, 2021

BE 054 Grant Humphries - Seabirds and WSC3

Grant Humphries has become The Data Guy after a long career studying birds, and particularly Seabirds. Grant tells Grant how he became The Data Guy, and how the various forms of data that are available can inform conservation decisions, and he...

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Oct. 8, 2021

BE 053 Patrick Jodice talking WSC3 and Black-capped Petrels

Patrick Jodice was elected Chair of the World Seabird Group in 2015, at WSC2.  Patrick is an ecologist, with a special interest in seabirds, and in this episode we talk a lot about one of the "gadfly" petrels, the Black-capped Petrel, which can...

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