Episode 23: Jonathan Franzen talks about birding

Episode 23: Jonathan Franzen talks about birding

Jonathan Franzen is arguably America's greatest living fiction writer. He has won numerous accolades and awards.  His latest book, Crossroads, is just out. Like many of his novels, it has little to do with his other passion. As Jonathan says in this interview, he doesn't bird very much when he is working. Now to birding.  In his New...

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Episode 21: Wetland and Grassland Birds from the Man who Discovered a Frog: with Seshadri K.S.

Episode 21: Wetland and Grassland Birds from the Man who Discovered a Frog: with Seshadri K.S.

Dr. Seshadri KS grew up in Bangalore and started to watch birds at a young age. An avid naturalist with interests across many taxa, he has chosen to study natural history, ecology and conservation biology as a career. He was part of the team that described three new species of frogs from India and described a new behavior in frogs. Dr. Seshadri is currently a DST-INSPIRE Faculty Fellow at the Centre for Ecological Sciences, IISc Bangalore. In this episode, we talk about wetland and grassland ecology, and bird photography.

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Episode 18: Birding in South India and beyond with Deepa Mohan

Episode 18: Birding in South India and beyond with Deepa Mohan

Every good city needs a generous birding guide, one who is empathetic and loves to explore nature around her. If this intrepid explorer is empathetic, generous and inclusive, that’s even better. Deepa Mohan is one such wildlife enthusiast and explorer in Bangalore, India. In this podcast, we discuss the many aspects of Deepa’s birding all over India, about how to count birds, about going to the same location many times and some of her favourite birding areas in India.

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Episode 15: Nest Boxes and Birding Through Time with J. N. Prasad

Episode 15: Nest Boxes and Birding Through Time with J. N. Prasad

JN Prasad has been a keen naturalist and birdwatcher for the last 4 decades. Associated closely with the WWF-India Nature Clubs of India movement since its inception, he went on to co-found Merlin Nature Club, which became the cradle of learning for many of Bangalore’s most enthusiastic naturalists.

More recently, continuing the passion Dr. George had for nest boxes, especially for cavity nesters like Magpie-Robins, that are facing a huge challenge to find space to breed, he has started the Gubbi Goodu network of volunteers who build nest boxes for sparrows and other birds.

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