Series 2: Episode 6 - Adrian Thomas, Kim Wallace and Chad Crouch

Being in lockdown has unleashed our love for nature. Get Birding is a podcast for budding birdwatchers and aims to help everyone, anywhere, discover more about the birds on our doorsteps. We want to break down barriers to birdwatching and believe that access to nature should be a right, not a privilege.

In this, the last in the current series of Get Birding, Hamza is settling in for the winter. With his guests he explores what can be a difficult time for birds, and starts to look towards spring. 

Earlier this series Hamza spoke to the RSPBs Adrian Thomas about his passion for birds and shared some tips for making our gardens as hospitable as possible for this.. This time of year can be difficult for birds as they struggle to find food and Adrian shares some of his tips for supporting birdlife at this time of year.

Next Hamza speaks to an ecologist who works for an energy company with an interest in bats as well as Birds. Dr Kim Wallace speaks to Hamza about some of the work she is involved with during the winter months. They discuss the differences and challenges in bird ringing different types of waterfowl and Hamza continues his investigation into how birds stay warm in Winter.

Chad Crouch is musician and birder who whose music will be well known to podcast fans, even if they do not recognise his name. He will be particularly familiar to Get Birding listeners as he makes all the music used in the show. He speaks about birding in his pacific northwest home and explains how he makes his music and how birds influence his work.

Host: Hamza Yassin

Guests: Adrian Thomas, Kim Wallace and Chad Crouch

Producer: Jo Barratt

Executive Producers: Jane Gerber & Katie Derham

Production Co-ordinator: Louis Facey

All music by Poddington Bear and Chad Crouch. Additional birdsong and nature recordings by richwise, petebuchwald, leonsound and benboncan under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence.

Podcast art by Make Productions

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