BirdCallsRadio™worldwide is a weekly radio show about the wonderful world of wild birds and nature. Worldwide topics range from bird sightings, birding tips, conservation, wildlife, and getting children involved with nature outdoors. Forward thinking guests join the show to add expertise on topics involving nature and conservation topics worldwide.

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BirdCallsRadio™ worldwide is a weekly radio show about the wonderful world of wild birds and nature. Worldwide topics range from bird sightings, birding tips, conservation, wildlife, and getting children involved with nature outdoors. Forward thinking guests join the show to add expertise on topics involving nature and conservation topics worldwide.
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2019-05-21 06:00
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BCR 172: Jeffrey Spendelow, PhD on Roseate Terns

Jeffrey Spendelow flys by BirdCallsRadio to talk about his life long study of the fascinating colonial nesting birds called the Roseate Tern.

BCR 171 Nancy McAllister, Mom's Big Year

Nancy McAllister of Mom's Big Year sits down with Mardi Dickinson to talk about her journey of birding the U.S. Through young children, a husband and two unexpected new jobs and healing after a family tragedy.

BCR 170: Jason Ward, Birds Of North America Series

Jason Ward, Host of Birds Of North America sits down with Mardi Dickinson to talk about his web series.

BCR 169: Bill Thompson lll Tribute

BirdCallsRadio re-mastered episode from October 2012 with Bill Thompson lll.

BCR 168: BirdGenie App

Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle Co-Developers of BirdGenie App sit down with Mardi Dickinson for an exclusive talk on this new App that helps identify birds by their songs.

BCR 167: Nancy Langston, Sustaining Lake Superior

Nancy Langston, author of Sustaining Lake Superior, An Extraordinary Lake in a Changing World sits down with Mardi Dickinson on the interconnected histories of the watershed, human, forest and bird health -- all in the context of climate change. 

BCR 166: Nathan Pieplow, Peterson Bird Sounds of Western NA

Nathan Pieplow, author of the new Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Western North America sits down with Mardi Dickinson for this exclusive talk on all things Bird Sounds.      

BCR 165: Kenn Kaufman, A Season on the Wind, Inside the world of spring migration

Kenn Kaufman, the author of the newly anticipated book, A Season On The Wind, Inside the world of spring migration, sits down with Mardi Dickinson for this exclusive publication talk on all things spring migration.

BCR 164: Hanna Mounce PhD, Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project

Dr. Hanna Mounce, Coordinator for the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project has been implementing a program to recover endangered forest birds and restore ecosystems at remote forest sites on the Island of Maui.

BCR 163: Rick Wright, Peterson Reference Guide to Sparrows

Rick Wright, author of the Peterson Reference Guide to Sparrows of North America, sits down with Mardi Dickinson for this exclusive talk on all things Sparrows.  

BCR 162: Dale Dyer, Birds of Central America

Dale Dyer an ornithological illustrator who has been painting birds for twenty five years, sits down with Mardi Dickinson and talks about his book Birds of Central America, painting and his love of birds.

BCR 161: David & Tammy McQuade, Florida Birding

David and Tammy McQuade chats with Mardi Dickinson about SW Florida Birding, rare and unusual birds, birds in the lower 48 states, big years and pelagic birding in the Gulf of Mexico.

BCR 160: Stephen Moss, Naturalist & Author

Stephen Moss is a naturalist, broadcaster, television producer and author sits down with Mardi Dickinson talks about his book “Mrs. Moreau’s Warbler: How Birds Got Their Names", and the historic origins.

BCR 159: Maresa Pryor-Luzier, Natural History Photographer

Maresa Pryor-Luzier is a Natural History Photographer sits down with host Mardi Dickinson to talk about her involvement in the photographic industry since 1987, a Founding Member of NANPA and more.

BCR 158: Mike Jacobs, Former Publisher, Grand Forks Herald

Mike Jacobs is a former Publisher of the Grand Forks Herald Newspaper sits down with host Mardi Dickinson about the region’s birdlife of North Dakota since his youth. Life on the western rim of the Red River Valley and continues to write a column calle...

BCR 157: David Ringer, Chief Network Officer, National Audubon

David J. Ringer, Chief Network Officer of the National Audubon sits down with host Mardi Dickinson about the health, vitality, capacity, diversity, and strength of Audubon’s vast distributed network. In addition to David's defining influences and what ...

BCR 156 Patricia González, Red Knots

Patricia M. González is a Scientist, field ornithologist, studying migration of Red Knots through the America, flies by to talk with Mardi Dickinson.

BCR 155: Katrina van Grouw, Author & Illustrator

Katrina van Grouw, author & natural history Ilustrator of The Unfeathered Bird and Unnatural Selection, sits down to talk with Mardi Dickinson about her books and being a self-taught scientist with a passion for evolutionary biology and its history...

BCR 154: Chidi Paige, BirdWiser Inventor

Chidi Paige, who is a scientist and an educator. She is passionate about hands-on science education and learning through play. Chidi is the inventor of the game called BirdWiser™, a suit of fun educational games, fly’s by to talk with BirdCallsRadio.  

BCR 153: Daniel Lewis, Bird Evolution in Hawai'i

Daniel Lewis, Author of Belonging on an Island: Birds, Extinction, and Evolution in Hawai'i, flies by to talk with BirdCallsRadio about an environmental history of extinction and survival among the Hawaiian avifauna.

BCR 152: Donald Kroodsma, Birdsong

Donald Kroodsma Ornithologist, Scientist and Preeminent expert in the art and science of listening to Birdsong. Please join us on New Year's Day 2019 for this exciting conversation.     

BCR 151: Jeff Wells, Boreal Songbird Initiative

Dr. Jeff Wells is the Science and Policy Director for the Boreal Songbird Initiative. He has earned a reputation as one of the nation's leading bird experts and conservation biologists. Join us Christmas Day for this episode. 

BCR 150: John Kricher, The New Neotropical Companion

John Kricher, Author of numerous books and his most recent book The New Neotropical Companion (2017), a third edition of John’s successful book, A Neotropical Companion joins BCR for this epic conversation.

BCR 149: Michael DiGiorgio, Artist

Michael DiGiorgio is a nationally recognized artist and has been painting birds since the age of five. Michael began to study bird paintings from the late Don Eckelberry in 1979. Committed to painting from life he has traveled extensively to create fie...

BCR 148: Chris Rimmer, Bicknell's Thrush

Chris Rimmer is the Founding Executive Director of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies. His recent work has focused on conservation research of Bicknell’s Thrush at both ends of its migratory range, from New York and New England to the Dominican Republic...

BCR 147: Patrick Lynch, Cape Cod

Patrick J. Lynch is an author or co-author of nine books published by Yale University Press, including his latest book in 2018, “A Field Guide to Cape Cod.” Including Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Block Island & Eastern Long Island. A comprehensive...

BCR 146: Juliana Barrett, Climate Change & Coastal Management

Juliana Barrett is with the University of Connecticut Sea Grant College Program and the Department of Extension. Her work focuses on climate change adaptation and coastal habitat management working with Connecticut’s municipalities, NGO’s and state and...

BCR 145: Cape May Fall Festival 2018

BirdCallsRadio officially reports LIVE at the 72nd Annual Cape may Fall Festival 2018, hosted by New Jersey Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory in Cape May, NJ on October 18-21, 2018.

BCR 144: Gulls Simplified

Pete Dunne and Kevin Karlson talk about all things Gulls in their latest book “Gulls Simplified”. Known both for their lifelong devotion to wildlife and conservation, joins BirdCallsRadio LIVE on location.

BCR 143: American Birding Expo 2018

BirdCallsRadio reports LIVE at the 4th Annual American Birding Expo 2018 that is hosted by Birdwatcher’s Digest, held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks PA.

BCR 142: Audubon Greenwich Hawk Festival

BirdCallsRadio reports LIVE at the 20th Annual Audubon Greenwich Hawk Watch Fall Festival, a state office of the National Audubon Society in Greenwich CT.

BCR 141: Merlin Tuttle, Bat Conservation

Dr. Merlin D. Tuttle is an ecologist, wildlife photographer, and conservationist who has studied bats and championed their preservation for more than 55 years and continues as the founder of Merlin Tuttle’s Bat Conservation.

BCR 140: Helen Hays, Great Gull Island 50th

Celebration of Helen Hays 50th Anniversary of Great Gull Island; a tern research colony she has directed since 1969 for the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

BCR 139: Catherine Hamilton, Bird Artist & Naturalist

Catherine Hamilton, Bird Artist & Naturalist is our third guest in a continued featured series called "Women In Conservation" talks with BCR Host, Mardi Dickinson about her evolution as a bird artist, inspiration, favorite subject matters, field sk...

BCR 138: Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival 2018

Mardi Dickinson, BCR Host, reports LIVE from the 13th Annual Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival that is held at the Gateway National Recreation Area unit of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge within the U.S. National Park Service; talks with many people that ...

BCR 137: Bernd Heinrich, Preeminent Naturalist, Author and Scientist

Bernd Heinrich, A Naturalist, Biologist and Writer Joins BCR host Mardi Dickinson to talk about his lastest book "A Naturalist at Large" and the back-story about the early influences on his interest in science and natural history.

BCR 136: Brian K. Wheeler, New Birds Of Prey Guides East & West

Brian K. Wheeler has been studying, painting, and photographing birds of prey throughout the United States and Canada for more than fifty years. His latest books ‘Birds of Prey of the West” and its companion volume, “Birds of Prey of the East”, are the...

BCR 135: Dale Rosselet, VP Education NJ Audubon

Dale Rosselet, VP for Education with New Jersey Audubon since 1983 joins Mardi Dickinson for an in depth conversation on all statewide and center-based programming efforts for the organization.

BCR 134: Frank Gallo, Birding in Connecticut

Frank Gallo, Author & Birder stops by and talks with host, Mardi Dickinson on his newly released book on Birding in Connecticut and getting people outside to enjoy nature.   

BCR 133: Virginia Rose, Birdability for Mobility Challenged

Viginia Rose, initiated Birdability on birding for the mobility challenged, talks with host, Mardi Dickinson about to getting mobility challenged people out in the parks and enjoying nature, by way of birding; and in turn, to make birding more accessib...

BCR 132: Kimberly Kaufman, Women in Conservation

Kimberly Kaufman, Executive Director of the Black Swamp Bird Observatory is our second guest in a continued featured series called “Women In Conservation”, talks with host Mardi Dickinson about her passion in the natural world and lifelong contribution...

BCR 131: Biggest Week 2018 Moments

Mardi Dickinson, BCR Host, reports LIVE from NW Ohio on the Biggest Week 2018 Moments talks with many world travelers that flock here to witness the spectacular yearly occurrence of spring migration of songbirds on so many levels!

BCR 130: Bonnie Paton Moon, Paton's Birders Haven update

Bonnie Paton Moon, author and a daughter of the late Wally and Marion Paton of Paton’s Birders Haven now in perpetuity called Tucson Audubon’s Paton Center for Hummingbirds stops by with an update.

BCR 129: Sheri Williamson, All about Hummingbirds

Sheri L. Williamson is a lifelong naturalist, co-founder and co-director of the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory, and author of A Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America in the Peterson Field Guide Series. She lives near the Mexican border in...

BCR 128: David Toews Ph.D., Warbler Hybrids & Genomics

David Toews Ph.D. flys by to talk with host Mardi Dickinson about Warbler Hybrids & Genomics. The dynamics of hybridization, the patterns of genomic divergence, and understanding the genetic basis for phenotypic differences.

BCR 127: Women Birders Big Year

BirdCallsRadio reports LIVE from the Biggest week in American Birding 2018 on a keynote panel about five Women Birders Big Year that include; Lynn Barber, Laura Erickson, Laura Keene, Nancy McAllister and Yve Morrell.  

BCR 126: Luke Tiller, Field Biologist

Luke Tiller stops be to talk with host Mardi Dickinson about the witness of raptor migration and his experience counting raptors in North America, Europe and the Middle East.

BCR 125: Benjamin Van Doren, Kyle Horton

Benjamin Van Doren and Kyle Horton stop by to talk with host Mardi Dickinson about an exciting new project called BirdCast. They both developed and recently launched live migration maps, an incredible tool built upon, of a computer model of weather and...

BCR 124 Janet Moore, Janet Stein, Seeing Red

Janet Moore and Janet Stein who discovered a Red Warbler on Monday, April 9, 2018 at Rose Canyon Lake, Mt. Lemon in Pima County SEAZ, flys by to talk with host Mardi Dickinson in detail about finding this Mega Rarity in SEAZ.

BCR 123: David La Puma, Director of CMBO

David La Puma is the Director of NJ Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, avid birder, ornithologist and conservationist stops by to talk with host Mardi Dickinson about the World Series of Birding 35th Anniversary, CMBO/New Jersey Audubon, CMBO ongoing...