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Meet Dr. Claire Nemes 

Migratory Birds in a Changing World.

Time to be confirmed

Grant is joined by Dr. Clair Nemes, who has recently completed a PhD., examining how migratory birds are coping and adapting to a changing world.


Past Live Streams


Monday with Holly

Regular conversation about Urban Birds

Grant and Dr. Holly Parsons  discuss urban birds.

Monday 30th October,  midday, 12.00pm Aust. Eastern Daylight Time 

Watch on this page, or on these platforms, if you prefer, and you can interact in the chat or the comments during a live stream.

Habitat Gardening with Grant

Saturday November 4th, 9.30 am Australian Eastern Daylight Time

Some tips for establishing a nature-friendly garden, design principles, plant selection tips, and how to see your garden from a new perspective.  Comments and Q&A welcomed.

More ideas for water in small spaces AND let's talk about feeding wildlife.

Watch on this page, or on these platforms, if you prefer, and you can interact in the chat or the comments during a live stream.

Meet Dr. Alexander Lees

Monday 30th October,  midday, 12.00pm Aust. Eastern Daylight Time 

As we often mention on The Bird Emergency, birds are rapidly disappeaing from everywhere in the world. This was dramatically highlighted in the most recent "Sate of the World's Birds" report, which was jointly written by today's guest, Dr. Alexander Lees.

He is also very interested in the issues around feeding wildlife, and birds particularly, as has written extensively on the subject, so of course, we will discuss this.

And if that wasn't enough, Alex co-authoured a book, published last year, "Vagrancy in Birds", so we will be talking about birds turning up in unusual locations.

Dr. Alexander Lees has been working on Amazonian conservation issues for over 19 years and is one of the co-investigators of the Sustainable Amazon Network which attempts to understand the trade-offs between biodiversity value, ecosystem services and economic development along tropical agricultural frontiers.

He spent five years (2010-2015) working at the Goeldi Museum in the Brazilian Amazon with which institution he still maintains close ties and a year at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University in 2015-2016.

Beyond intensive field-work supported studies aiming to understand land-use change, and the drivers of past, current and future biodiversity loss I am involved in leading on several large-scale syntheses and meta-analyses addressing macro-ecological and phylogenetic work at large scales to understand the context and interplay of ecological and evolutionary factors.

* Conservation in human-modified tropical forest landscapes
* Developing new tools to cost-effectively sample biodiversity in tropical forests
* Quantifying the impact of trade on biodiversity and how to mitigate its impacts on wildlife
* Providing an evidence-base for the conservation of threatened bird species
* Avian migration and vagrancy


Monday with Grant

Regular conversation about Urban Birds

Grant Looks back at Bird Week in Australia, the Aussie Bird Count, last week's #FirstSeenAndHeard and some news items that you may have missed.

Monday 30th October,  midday, 12.00pm Aust. Eastern Daylight Time 


Fotography Friday

Friday October 20th, 12.00 pm Midday Australian Eastern Daylight Time (GMT +11)

Meet Nick Raschke, wildlife photographer from Newcastle, NSW.  Comments and Q&A welcomed.

Nick shares his thoughts on his gear, his fave pics and we talk how photography makes you feel!


Habitat Gardening with Grant

Saturday October 21st, 9.30 am Australian Eastern Daylight Time

Some tips for establishing a nature-friendly garden, design principles, plant selection tips, and how to see your garden from a new perspective.  Comments and Q&A welcomed.

A really brief introduction to some of the methods that you can use to water your garden... Pros and cons and which ones to use in certain situations.


Birdwatching Deep Dive with Ricki Coughlan!

Ricki and Grant are back with a new format!

What we noticed in our local patches, some Rare Bird sightings from around the world and a look at news from the Bird World.

Tuesday 17th October, 3.00pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time


Monday with Holly

Grant and Dr. Holly Parsons discussing Urban Birds, Australian Bird Week, Aussie Backyard Bird Count and more!

Regular conversation about Urban Birds

Monday 16th October,  midday, 12.00pm Aust. Eastern Daylight Time 


Habitat Gardening with Grant

Saturday October 14th, 9.30 am Australian Eastern Daylight Time

Introducing plants with berries to encourage fruit-eating wildlife into your garden.

It's as simple as choosing some plants that fave fruits, right? Maybe there are a few design tips to consider before you rush off to the local nursery...?


The appalling cost of Bird Strike to migratory birds with Heidi Trudell

Saturday October 14th, 6.30am Australian Eastern Daylight Time


Habitat Gardening with Grant

Saturday October 7th, Australian Eastern Daylight Time

Starting with the very first things to consider when planning or modifying a garden to be a haven for wildlife.

Let's also imagine we could assist the Australian Bird of the Year, the critically endangered Swift Parrot, by making a few additions in the garden...  What could we consider?


Monday with Holly

Grant and Dr. Holly Parsons discussing some recent bird events.

Regular conversation about Urban Birds

Monday 18th September,  midday, 12.00pm Aust. Eastern Daylight Time 



Birdwatching Deep Dive with Ricki Coughlan

Ricki and Grant are back with a new format on Friday 8th of September.

Here's an introduction about what we will be doing regularly - What will be different, and how you can get involved.

Wednesday 30th August,  3.00 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time


Selected Podcast episodes

World Albatross Day 2021 with Steph Borrelle from Birdlife Marine
The Red Goshawk with Chris MacColl
World Albatross Day 2021 with Dimas Gianuca Albatrosses in Brazil
The Tawaki Project with Ursula Ellenberg

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