Get Birding

Series 1: Episode 1 - Chris Packham, Jason Singh

av Get Birding | Publicerades 1/29/2021

Mya-Rose Craig talks to BBC nature presenter Chris Packham about the magic of birdwatching, the need for diversity in nature, his Bird To Watch and the annual RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend - the biggest citizen science project in the UK. Nature beatboxer, composer and sound artist Jason Singh - whose work has featured at the BBC Proms, on Countryfile and the V&A - explains how he started mimicking birdsong alongside drum and bass to create beautiful forestry environments with his voice alone.Find out more about the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch here: to help, including a printable bird ID guide here further resources Jason Singh's music at: Dr Mya-Rose CraigGuests: Chris Packham & Jason SinghProducer: Tom BonnettExecutive Producers: Jane Gerber & Katie DerhamProduction Manager: Cara GhoshalProduction Assistant: Louis FaceySponsors: Severn Trent Water & Swarovski OptikMusic from Jason Singh in this episode: Mystery Bird, Afternoon from Tweet Music, Awekids Collective - Sounds from the Grassland VillageMusic from Podington Bear ( in this episode: Platformer, Moonrise, DuskPodcast art by Make ProductionsFollow Find out more about Severn Trent & biodiversity: 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: 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. See for privacy and opt-out information.

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Being in lockdown has unleashed our love for nature. Goats taking ownership of our streets, deer sleeping on town commons, birds and their song reclaiming our soundscape - a full wildlife drama happening every day in our gardens, streets and countryside for us all to watch. Get Birding is a podcast to help everyone, anywhere, discover more about the birds on our doorsteps.Hosted by 18 year old ornithologist and conservationist Dr Mya-Rose Craig, this entertaining, cross-generational series is aimed at beginners, families and diverse audiences living in both cities and countryside making birdwatching accessible to all through unique, inspired voices. In each episode, Mya-Rose is joined by a celebrity birdwatcher co-host to share their passion and knowledge with a how-to on birdwatching at home, demystifying this relatively inexpensive hobby that anyone can do.   See for privacy and opt-out information.