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Ivan Phillipsen
The Science of Birds
The Science of Birds is a lighthearted, guided exploration of bird biology. It's a fun resource for any birder or naturalist who wants to learn more about ornithology. Impress your birding friends at cocktail parties with all of your new bird knowledge! Hosted by Ivan Phillipsen, a passionate naturalist with a PhD in Zoology.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.9 stars from 122 ratings
My people (Bird people)
I’m very amateur, but do love me some birds and science! Very informal and often funny. Really enjoying catching up, though I’ll try to pace a little so I don’t run out too quickly!
Tim Herring via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/15/22
Interesting episode. I didn’t vote for swallows, but I swallow my pride and admit that Ivan done did a good run-down of them. I voted for wrens (hint,hint). Thanks for a cool show…great music!
marketpop via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/24/21
Fun and informative
On days I cannot get out to see the feathered ones, this podcast really helps me enjoy them more the next time
cate n pups via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/23/21
Recent Episodes
This episode—which is Number 43—is all about the Common Loon, Gavia immer. People in Europe may know it as the Great Northern Diver. This bird is a symbol of the northern wilderness in North America. It’s closely associated with lakes and ponds in the boreal forests of the northern US and...
Published 01/13/22
Published 12/30/21
2021 is over, yo! So it's time for the Annual Review Episode!  We’ll be looking back at some highlights of bird science in the year 2021. What fascinating things did ornithologists and other biologists discover about birds this year? I’ve picked 5 studies to highlight for you. These are stories...
Published 12/30/21
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