Below is a list of podcasts relating to birds, conservation, and nature in general. The list is updated on a regular basis, so check back often for new programs and feeds. If you find a feed we should add, if a program is unavailable, or if you discover a program that should be removed, please send an email with the details.

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Podcast titles and descriptions are written by their authors. Minor editing may have been done to clean up the format.

• BirdNote Podcast RSS Feed • Birdwatch Radio
• GLRC: Environment Report • Laura Erickson's For the Birds Podcast
• Naturesound, Digital recordings of Birds • NPR: Environment
• On The Wing • Parrot Science
• Rainforestinn.com's Podcasts • Ray Brown's Talkin' Birds
• RSPB Bird Notes • SciQ: Science Revealed Podcasts
• This Birding Life • Whooper Happenings
Parrot Science
Parrots are complex creatures. This podcast will feature parrot news, behaviour information, news about wild parrots and other ways to get along with your pet parrot more effectively. Whether or not you are a bird owner with some questions, a breeder, or involved in conservation, there is something for everyone. From ParrotScience.com

12/08/2007

US Fish and Wildlife Services is only able to catch a fraction of the parrots smuggled across the US-Mexico border every year. Take a fascinating glimpse into the process of parrot smuggling and learn about the impact it has on the ecology of our world. (16141KB)

12/08/2007

US Fish and Wildlife Services is only able to catch a fraction of the parrots smuggled across the US-Mexico border every year. Take a fascinating glimpse into the process of parrot smuggling and learn about the impact it has on the ecology of our world. (16141KB)

02/15/2007

The amazing tale about the heaviest parrot in the world. The flightless kakapo can weigh up to 9 pounds. This nocturnal bird is classified as critically endangered, with all known members of the species surviving on remote islands off the coast of New Zealand. Conservation efforts began for this bird early - in the 1890s and various attempts to keep this unusual parrot alive have met with mixed success. With the introduction of the Kakapo Recovery plan, this unique island parrot may been on the road to recovery. In a land with no native mammals (except for bats), it appears as though the Kakapo has adapted to fill the niches that mammals occupy.

This is a great episode for those with displays on their iPod or watching it on the computer. ***Plenty of photos and live web links embedded as you go along! If you want more information, click on the photo when listening***

This episode features Paul Jansen of the Kakapo Recovery Programme in New Zealand, sponsored by Comalco.

Listener comments are welcome to our 24 phone message line at +1 718 395 2283

Special thanks to Stephen Fry www.stephenfry.com for his voicework in this episode.

Photos courtesy of the New Zealand Department of Conservation. (29750KB)

02/15/2007

The amazing tale about the heaviest parrot in the world. The flightless kakapo can weigh up to 9 pounds. This nocturnal bird is classified as critically endangered, with all known members of the species surviving on remote islands off the coast of New Zealand. Conservation efforts began for this bird early - in the 1890s and various attempts to keep this unusual parrot alive have met with mixed success. With the introduction of the Kakapo Recovery plan, this unique island parrot may been on the road to recovery. In a land with no native mammals (except for bats), it appears as though the Kakapo has adapted to fill the niches that mammals occupy.

This is a great episode for those with displays on their iPod or watching it on the computer. ***Plenty of photos and live web links embedded as you go along! If you want more information, click on the photo when listening***

This episode features Paul Jansen of the Kakapo Recovery Programme in New Zealand, sponsored by Comalco.

Listener comments are welcome to our 24 phone message line at +1 718 395 2283

Special thanks to Stephen Fry www.stephenfry.com for his voicework in this episode.

Photos courtesy of the New Zealand Department of Conservation. (29750KB)

02/15/2007

The amazing tale about the heaviest parrot in the world. The flightless kakapo can weigh up to 9 pounds. This nocturnal bird is classified as critically endangered, with all known members of the species surviving on remote islands off the coast of New Zealand. Conservation efforts began for this bird early - in the 1890s and various attempts to keep this unusual parrot alive have met with mixed success. With the introduction of the Kakapo Recovery plan, this unique island parrot may been on the road to recovery. In a land with no native mammals (except for bats), it appears as though the Kakapo has adapted to fill the niches that mammals occupy.This is a great episode for those with displays on their iPod or watching it on the computer. ***Plenty of photos and live web links embedded as you go along! If you want more information, click on the photo when listening***This episode features Paul Jansen of the Kakapo Recovery Programme in New Zealand, sponsored by Comalco. Listener comments are welcome to our 24 phone message line at +1 718 395 2283Special thanks to Stephen Fry www.stephenfry.com for his voicework in this episode.Photos courtesy of the New Zealand Department of Conservation (29750KB)

12/27/2006

What do you do if you become too sick to care for your bird? What about if you move to another country and can't take your bird? What if your bird became too agressive to manage? What happens if you need to part with your pet parrot? That's the topic of this week's ParrotScience.com Podcast featuring an interview with Julie Weiss-Murad of the Gabriel Foundation out of Denver, Colorado, USA. As more and more people become interesting in owning a pet parrot, more and more people have to get rid of their pet parrot. Where do they all go? How do you know if you are giving your bird to a reputable place? The Gabriel Foundation, a registered charity has been around for over a decade and strives to provide more opportunities for pet parrots. (23753KB)

12/27/2006

What do you do if you become too sick to care for your bird? What about if you move to another country and can't take your bird? What if your bird became too agressive to manage? What happens if you need to part with your pet parrot? That's the topic of this week's ParrotScience.com Podcast featuring an interview with Julie Weiss-Murad of the Gabriel Foundation out of Denver, Colorado, USA. As more and more people become interesting in owning a pet parrot, more and more people have to get rid of their pet parrot. Where do they all go? How do you know if you are giving your bird to a reputable place? The Gabriel Foundation, a registered charity has been around for over a decade and strives to provide more opportunities for pet parrots. The ParrotScience podcast has, at the time of this release had over 22,000 downloads! We are looking for a big corporate sponsor who is looking to reach a very focused audience of parrot owners! (23753KB)

12/27/2006

What do you do if you become too sick to care for your bird? What about if you move to another country and can't take your bird? What if your bird became too agressive to manage? What happens if you need to part with your pet parrot? That's the topic of this week's ParrotScience.com Podcast featuring an interview with Julie Weiss-Murad of the Gabriel Foundation out of Denver, Colorado, USA. As more and more people become interesting in owning a pet parrot, more and more people have to get rid of their pet parrot. Where do they all go? How do you know if you are giving your bird to a reputable place? The Gabriel Foundation, a registered charity has been around for over a decade and strives to provide more opportunities for pet parrots. (23753KB)

08/18/2006

A brief announcement oabout our new Parrot news site http://pligg.parrotscience.com. This is an interactive news site that lets you decide which stories get to be on the front page. Pligg for stories that people have submitted, read them and then decide if they are a good story. Best voted stories appear on the front page. (990KB)

06/11/2006

Imagine doing some research as part of your university work, and then being kidnapped in the middle of it. That's exactly what happened to Roelant Jonker while studying parrots in Columbia. Listen to Roelant's tale as he discussed how he spent almost 8 months kidnapped by FARC Rebels, a listed and known terrorist organization (with their own website http://www.farcep.org). A very interesting story from a very positive individual. (12453KB)

06/11/2006

Imagine doing some research as part of your university work, and then being kidnapped in the middle of it. That's exactly what happened to Roelant Jonker while studying parrots in Columbia. Listen to Roelant's tale as he discussed how he spent almost 8 months kidnapped by FARC Rebels, a listed and known terrorist organization (with their own website http://www.farcep.org). A very interesting story from a very positive individual. Call our bird line with comments +1 (718) 395-2283. (12453KB)

06/11/2006

Imagine doing some research as part of your university work, and then being kidnapped in the middle of it. That's exactly what happened to Roelant Jonker while studying parrots in Columbia. Listen to Roelant's tale as he discussed how he spent almost 8 months kidnapped by FARC Rebels, a listed and known terrorist organization (with their own website http://www.farcep.org). A very interesting story from a very positive individual. (12453KB)

04/15/2006

Episode 5 of 12. Today we have parrot news about a wind farm project in Australia being stopped over fears of its threats to the orange-bellied parrot. Interviews on todays show are Part 2 of our interview with Liz Wilson, a parrot behaviour consultant. We also have the second half of our interview with Dr. Jamie Gilardi, head of the World Parrot Trust. We also talk with Roelant Jonker of AraProject.nl, a group dedicated to the preservation of free-flying macaws that live in the Netherlands. Also, a newspaper obituary for a parrot. At the end of the program we also get an update from Angel Baty on the progress of Eli, the macaw who spent a freezing night outdoors. (22491KB)

04/15/2006

Episode 5 of 12. Today we have parrot news about a wind farm project in Australia being stopped over fears of its threats to the orange-bellied parrot. Interviews on todays show are Part 2 of our interview with Liz Wilson, a parrot behaviour consultant. We also have the second half of our interview with Dr. Jamie Gilardi, head of the World Parrot Trust. We also talk with Roelant Jonker of AraProject.nl, a group dedicated to the preservation of free-flying macaws that live in the Netherlands. Also, a newspaper obituary for a parrot. At the end of the program we also get an update from Angel Baty on the progress of Eli, the macaw who spent a freezing night outdoors. Call 1.718.395.2283 to leave a comment for others. This is a long show... 45 minutes to fit it all in. Click for a regular MP3 File. (22491KB)

04/15/2006

Episode 5 of 12. Today we have parrot news about a wind farm project in Australia being stopped over fears of its threats to the orange-bellied parrot. Interviews on todays show are Part 2 of our interview with Liz Wilson, a parrot behaviour consultant. We also have the second half of our interview with Dr. Jamie Gilardi, head of the World Parrot Trust. We also talk with Roelant Jonker of AraProject.nl, a group dedicated to the preservation of free-flying macaws that live in the Netherlands. Also, a newspaper obituary for a parrot. At the end of the program we also get an update from Angel Baty on the progress of Eli, the macaw who spent a freezing night outdoors. (22491KB)

03/20/2006

Outside of Wollongong, NSW in Australia I stopped in the mountains to discover a bunch of rainbow lorikeets, crimson rosellas, and a king parrot feasting on a leftover pile of sunflower seeds from someone. I stopped in and scooped up a few and then went into a pile of birds feeding on a tree stump for a super close-up look. This is a large video file (18MB), just about 3 minutes long. (18254KB)

03/20/2006

In Episode 4 we do a species profile on the greenwing macaw (Ara chloroptera), an interview with Angel Baty from Buffalo, NY about her greenwing macaw that survived a night outside in freezing temperatures in the middle of the winter. Also a survey on the main part of your parrots diet. Plus a news story of a man who caught psittacosis (previously known as parrot fever) from mowing his lawn! (13756KB)

03/20/2006

Outside of Wollongong, NSW in Australia I stopped in the mountains to discover a bunch of rainbow lorikeets, crimson rosellas, and a king parrot feasting on a leftover pile of sunflower seeds from someone. I stopped in and scooped up a few and then went into a pile of birds feeding on a tree stump for a super close-up look. This is a large video file (18MB), just about 3 minutes long. (18254KB)

03/20/2006

In Episode 4 we do a species profile on the greenwing macaw (Ara chloroptera), an interview with Angel Baty from Buffalo, NY about her greenwing macaw that survived a night outside in freezing temperatures in the middle of the winter. Also a survey on the main part of your parrots diet. Plus a news story of a man who caught psittacosis (previously known as parrot fever) from mowing his lawn! Send comments to podcast@parrotscience.com or leave a voice mail at +1.718.395.2283 (Skype users can connect to digitaleverything.ca and leave a message). This is episode number 4 in our series of 12 podcasts. (13.4 MB download)Click for regular MP3 (13756KB)

03/20/2006

In Episode 4 we do a species profile on the greenwing macaw (Ara chloroptera), an interview with Angel Baty from Buffalo, NY about her greenwing macaw that survived a night outside in freezing temperatures in the middle of the winter. Also a survey on the main part of your parrots diet. Plus a news story of a man who caught psittacosis (previously known as parrot fever) from mowing his lawn! (13756KB)

03/20/2006

Outside of Wollongong, NSW in Australia I stopped in the mountains to discover a bunch of rainbow lorikeets, crimson rosellas, and a king parrot feasting on a leftover pile of sunflower seeds from someone. I stopped in and scooped up a few and then went into a pile of birds feeding on a tree stump for a super close-up look. This is a large video file (18MB) , just about 3 minutes long. (18254KB)

03/04/2006

Episode 3 in our series of 12 deals with a variety of topics. We cover some polls from ParrotScience, some recent parrot news. We will feature an interview with Dr. Jamie Gilardi of the World Parrot Trust discussing issues of conservation. Liz Wilson will be speaking on pet parrot behaviour (behavior). Also featured is Steve Nichols of the Parrot Sanctuary in the UK regarding the problems of parrots being dumped in the scare of the avian flu. (24334KB)

03/04/2006

Episode 3 in our series of 12 deals with a variety of topics. We cover some polls from ParrotScience, some recent parrot news. We will feature an interview with Dr. Jamie Gilardi of the World Parrot Trust discussing issues of conservation. Liz Wilson will be speaking on pet parrot behaviour (behavior). Also featured is Steve Nichols of the Parrot Sanctuary in the UK regarding the problems of parrots being dumped in the scare of the avian flu. Email us podcast@parrotscience.com or leave a comment on the bird line 24 hours a day at our American number +1 718.395.2283. From David W Cooper in Canada. Requires latest version of Quicktime to play! Download iTunes to subscribe to regular podcasts! If you can’t play the podcast, try the regular MP3 file (23MB) (24334KB)

03/04/2006

Episode 3 in our series of 12 deals with a variety of topics. We cover some polls from ParrotScience, some recent parrot news. We will feature an interview with Dr. Jamie Gilardi of the World Parrot Trust discussing issues of conservation. Liz Wilson will be speaking on pet parrot behaviour (behavior). Also featured is Steve Nichols of the Parrot Sanctuary in the UK regarding the problems of parrots being dumped in the scare of the avian flu. (24334KB)

03/03/2006

I posted this in response to a request for more detailed footage. It is the brief middle segment of the previous videocast, slowed down considerably. Notice how the cockatoos all fly off in one direction when the alarm call comes. Even birds facing the wrong way turn around first before flying away. Also note how the non-parrot species respond to the cockatoo alarm call. (4165KB)

03/03/2006

I posted this in response to a request for more detailed footage. It is the brief middle segment of the previous videocast, slowed down considerably. Notice how the cockatoos all fly off in one direction when the alarm call comes. Even birds facing the wrong way turn around first before flying away. Also note how the non-parrot species respond to the cockatoo alarm call. Requires latest version of Quicktime to play! (4165KB)

03/03/2006

I posted this in response to a request for more detailed footage. It is the brief middle segment of the previous videocast, slowed down considerably. Notice how the cockatoos all fly off in one direction when the alarm call comes. Even birds facing the wrong way turn around first before flying away. Also note how the non-parrot species respond to the cockatoo alarm call. (4165KB)

02/28/2006

This flock of sulphur crested cockatoos in Glenbrook, New South Wales, Australia posts guards in the trees to alert the birds on the ground in case of danger. Watch the video to see the call of the sentinel in action. (11806KB)

02/28/2006

This flock of sulphur crested cockatoos in Glenbrook, New South Wales, Australia posts guards in the trees to alert the birds on the ground in case of danger. Watch the video to see the call of the sentinel in action. Requires latest version of Quicktime to play! (11806KB)

02/28/2006

This flock of sulphur crested cockatoos in Glenbrook, New South Wales, Australia posts guards in the trees to alert the birds on the ground in case of danger. Watch the video to see the call of the sentinel in action. (11806KB)

02/07/2006

Just a short clip from Cape York showing a few palm cockatoos and the rough road to Cape York. (19135KB)

02/07/2006

Just a short clip from Cape York showing a few palm cockatoos and the rough road to Cape York. If you want to see or hear more, let me know by emailing podcast@parrotscience.com. Requires latest version of Quicktime to play! (19135KB)

02/07/2006

Just a short clip from Cape York showing a few palm cockatoos and the rough road to Cape York. (19135KB)

02/05/2006

This enhanced podcast episode features information about Palm cockatoos, a guitar playing cockatoo, the most important thing to train your bird, a rough breeding season for the citron crested cockatoo. Favourite websites feature wild amazon parrots. Cockatoo habitat on Kangaroo Island saved. Ways to contact us. Bird line is +1.718.395.2283. Leave a comment 24 hours a day! Email podcast@parrotscience.com. A Trip to Cape York. Bird behaviour (behavior). An article from Dave on Sign Stimulus. You can skip through segments and lots of photo data in this episode. Your host David W Cooper. Requires latest version of Quicktime to play! This is episode 2 of a series of 12. (14138KB)

02/05/2006

This enhanced podcast episode features information about Palm cockatoos, a guitar playing cockatoo, the most important thing to train your bird, a rough breeding season for the citron crested cockatoo. Favourite websites feature wild amazon parrots. Cockatoo habitat on Kangaroo Island saved. Ways to contact us. Bird line is +1.718.395.2283. Leave a comment 24 hours a day! Email podcast@parrotscience.com. A Trip to Cape York. Bird behaviour (behavior). An article from Dave on Sign Stimulus. You can skip through segments and lots of photo data in this episode. Your host David W Cooper. Requires latest version of Quicktime to play! This is episode 2 of a series of 12. If you can’t play the podcast, try the regular MP3 file (26MB) (14138KB)

01/29/2006

As discussed in the last program, here is some video footage of some wild cockatoos in Australia eating some clay. A short Pod-capable video. Requires latest version of Quicktime to play! (6504KB)

01/26/2006

NOT A GREAT ONE! Episode 1 of ParrotScience - an introduction with some parrot news. Episodes will include information on wild parrots, pet bird behavior, and conservation. This episode is pretty general and recorded with my Bluetooth headset. If you are shopping around for a podcast, try episode 3 or later - after I had better equipment and some guests!
Requires latest version of Quicktime to play! This will be a series of 12 podcasts. If you can’t play the podcast, try the regular MP3 file (11MB). (6061KB)

00/00/0000

Get your own copy of 'Parrots of the World' for $15!This podcast features an interview with Mira Tweti, author of the book "Here, There, and Everywhere." Part storybook, part textbook, this book follows the journey of a lorikeet in the wild trapped for the pet trade. As interesting as the storybook is, the tale of how the book was made was equally fascinating. (32872KB)

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