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Weekend Birder

By: Kirsty Costa
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  • Birdwatching stories and advice. Discover how to identify birds, where to go birdwatching, how to use equipment and fun bird facts. Episodes are short so that you can get out there and try out your new skills and knowledge. Host: Kirsty Costa

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Episodes
  • 64 Beach Birds - with Bridget
    Feb 20 2024

    Take a walk along Australia's stunning coastline to meet the birds that call the beach their home. This episode is about curlews, plovers, gulls, terns and oystercatchers.


    Bridget Farmer is originally from Northern Ireland. She initially visited Australia to friends but fell in love with the country (and a certain Australian man) and stayed longer than expected. She lives in country Victoria with her husband, two young sons, a whole flock of chickens and a studio rabbit. Bridget is a printmaker and her work celebrates Australia’s birdlife and her chooks. She has written and illustrated three children’s books… and there are more on the way.


    Links:

    * Bridget's website - bridgetfarmerprintmaker.com

    * Bridget on Facebook - @bridgetfarmerprintmaker

    * Bridget on Instagram - @bridgetfarmerprintmaker

    * Bridget on TikTok - @bridgetfarmerprintmaker

    * BirdLife Australia - Gluepot Reserve - gluepot.org

    * Eastern Curlew recording is by Nigel Jacket (XC233203) - xeno-canto.org


    Weekend Birder online:

    * Places to Birdwatch in Australia - weekendbirder.com/places

    * How-to (and bird ID) guides - weekendbirder.com/how-to-guides

    * Monthly Letter - weekendbirder.com/monthly-letter

    * Instagram - @weekend.birder

    * Facebook - @weekend.birder

    * Twitter/X - @birderpod

    * Website - weekendbirder.com


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    21 mins
  • 63 New Homes for Urban Birds - with Kylie
    Feb 13 2024

    Get inspired by the projects that are helping urban birds to thrive. This episode is about designing new bird habitats, an unexpected cassowary in your kitchen and the joy of seeing a Purple-crowned Lorikeet in a KFC car park.


    Dr. Kylie Soanes is a scientist on a mission to save nature in our cities and towns. Her research brings together the fields of urban ecology and biodiversity conservation to ask ‘How can we make cities better places for wildlife?’ A leading expert in her field, she collaborates with councils, community groups, engineers and architects to make real change for wildlife in urban environments. Her projects often explore novel approaches to nature conservation, include building rope bridges to help gliding possums cross roads, 3D-printing nesting hollows for powerful owls, and adding floating wetlands to busy city rivers.


    Links:

    * Kylie’s website - kyliesoanes.com

    * Kylie on Instagram - @drkyliesoanes

    * Kylie on TikTok - @drkyliesoanes

    * Kylie on Twitter/X - @kyliesoanes

    * Floating wetlands project - melbourne.vic.gov.au/building-and-development/shaping-the-city/city-projects/Pages/birrarung-trial-floating-wetlands.aspx

    * Powerful Owl project - sustainablecampus.unimelb.edu.au/biodiversity/powerful-owl-nest

    * Purple-crowned Lorikeet recording is by Marc Anderson, licenced from wildambience.com


    Weekend Birder online:

    * Instagram - @weekend.birder

    * Facebook - @weekend.birder

    * Threads - @weekend.birder

    * Twitter/X - @birderpod

    * Website - weekendbirder.com


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    22 mins
  • 62 Birding Beyond Barriers - with Richard
    Feb 6 2024

    Embark on a journey to northern Australia with Paralympian Richard Cordukes. This episode is about the Western Bowerbird, Gouldian Finch and birdwatching in a wheelchair.


    Richard Cordukes is a distinguished Paralympic athlete and advocate renowned for his unwavering commitment to inclusion. Despite becoming a quadriplegic in 1976, Richard swiftly immersed himself in wheelchair sports and representing New South Wales at the National Wheelchair Games just a year later. His illustrious athletic career saw him break records and secure silver and bronze medals at the 1988 Seoul Paralympics. Richard's tireless advocacy for accessibility and equality earned him accolades such as the Life Membership of Wheelchair Sports NSW in 2011 and Australian Sports Medal in 2000. And, for over 30 years, Richard has also been a birdwatcher.


    Links:

    * Richard Cordukes entry on Wikipedia - wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Cordukes

    * ABC short film featuring Richard - youtu.be/EZ7pwsotxBM?si=ywhbhCkAQogDqetK

    * Western Bowerbird recording is by Marc Anderson, licenced from wildambience.com


    Weekend Birder online:

    * Instagram - @weekend.birder

    * Facebook - @weekend.birder

    * Threads - @weekend.birder

    * Twitter/X - @birderpod

    * Website - weekendbirder.com


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    16 mins

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