Series 1: Episode 6 - Emma Kennedy, Yetunde Kehinde, Kate Fox, El Búho

As lockdown restrictions start to ease, Mya-Rose Craig explores how we can expand our birding horizons from our back gardens and regular walks to further afield, paying a visit to the Wildfowl & Wetland Trust’s Slimbridge reserve in Gloucestershire which will reopen soon.

Writer, broadcaster and actress Emma Kennedy explains her love of birding, stork spotting, RSPB Minsmere and blackbirds singing show tunes – as well as revealing that crows hold grudges for 20 years!

18 year old Yetunde Kehinde, a member of the Natural History Museum’s Youth Advisory Panel and Action for Conservation ambassador, gives tips on discovering nature in an urban environment.

Nature beatboxer Jason Singh talks to DJ & producer El Búho about how he blends birdsong into electronic music to raise awareness about endangered bird species.

Host: Dr Mya-Rose Craig

Music Host: Jason Singh

Guests: Emma Kennedy, Yetunde Kehinde, Kate Fox, El Búho

Producer: Tom Bonnett

Executive Producers: Jane Gerber & Katie Derham

Production Manager: Cara Ghoshal

Production Assistant: Louis Facey

Sponsors: Severn Trent Water & Swarovski Optik


Podington Bear - Happiness Is

Podington Bear - Fluorescence

Podington Bear - Pink Gradient

Podington Bear - Delta

Podington Bear - Golden Hour

Chancha Via Circuito - Maca Tobiano from A Guide to the Birdsong of South America

El Bu’ho - Dim Sum from Cenotes EP

Dengue Dengue Dengue - Remolinera Real from A Guide to the Birdsong of South America

Dj Jigue - Ferminia from A Guide to the Birdsong of Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean

The Garifuna Collective - Black Catbird from A Guide to the Birdsong of Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean

Barrio Lindo - Capuchino Pecho Biano from A Guide to the Birdsong of South America

Birdsong Recordings:

Mike Stranks






Podcast art by Make Productions

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Follow Emma Kennedy on Twitter: @EmmaKennedy

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Yetunde Kehinde is an ambassador for Action for Conservation. Follow them on Twitter: @Action4Conserv

Check out Action for Conservation’s new book "How You Can Save The Planet" by Henrikus van Hensbergen

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) Slimbridge Wetland Centre is a visitor centre open all year and home to thousands of birds, mammals and other wildlife.

A massive thank you to the WWT for opening their doors to us early for the Covid-safe recordings featured in the show.

WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre is delighted to be opening their doors again from 12th April. Every person who is coming to visit will need to pre-book.

Find out more about El Búho:

"A Guide to the Birdsong of Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean” is an album of music inspired by the song of endangered birds with 100% of the profits going towards organisations working to protect them. You can purchase the album on Bandcamp here.

Find out more about Severn Trent's biodiversity projects:

Severn Trent Water is committed to providing a secure supply of clean water across the Midlands. Looking after water means looking after the environment too. As a result, the organisation unveiled ambitious plans to improve biodiversity across the Midlands as part of its Big Green Nature Boost campaign, including reviving 12,000 acres of land (an area bigger than the size of Gloucester), planting 1.3 million trees and restoring 2000km of rivers across the Severn Trent region by 2027. 


Find out more about Swarovski Optik:

Swarovski Optik, headquartered in Absam, Tyrol, is part of the Swarovski group of companies. Founded in 1949, the Austrian company specialises in the development and manufacturing of long-range optical instruments of the highest precision in the premium segment of the market. The binoculars, spotting scopes and optronic instruments are products of choice for demanding users. The company’s success is based on its innovative strength, the quality and intrinsic value of its products, and their functional and esthetic design. The appreciation of nature is an essential part of its company philosophy and is reflected commendably in its environment-friendly production and its long-term commitment to selected nature conservation projects. In January, Swarovski Optik announced Dr Mya-Rose Craig as a partner opinion leader for 2021; she will aim to inspire people from all backgrounds to learn more about the benefits of enjoying nature activities.

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