Tag: Australian birds

The plight of the wedge-tailed eagle: Simon Cherriman

Talking Australia
The plight of the wedge-tailed eagle: Simon Cherriman
/
Simon Cherriman has a passion for the wedge-tailed eagle, which began after finding a nest when he was 15. To this day, he continues to find and map nests and study, photograph and film eagles in the wild. In this episode of Talking Australia, we chat to Simon about the ongoing conservation issues facing wedgies, what he’s learnt getting up close and personal with these enormous birds and what he hopes to find by tracking their long journeys around Australia.   This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Angela Heathcote (Digital Producer at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com).   You can also follow us on Instagram @australiangeographic

When a single cat wiped out an entire colony of fairy terns: Claire Greenwell

Talking Australia
When a single cat wiped out an entire colony of fairy terns: Claire Greenwell
/
Ecologist Claire Greenwell has dedicated her life to studying Western Australia’s fairy terns, an endangered seabird.

What makes Australian birds so smart: Gisela Kaplan

Talking Australia
What makes Australian birds so smart: Gisela Kaplan
/
Behavioural ecologist Gisela Kaplan has studied native Australian birds for decades and understands them better than most people. The expression “bird brain” means quite the opposite of what we think and some species are outsmarting human children in some areas. Her biggest worry is that Australians take their birds for granted and our way of life is pushing them to the brink. On this episode Gisela talks about how to save native birds by understanding their behaviour and needs. It’s not too late, yet.   This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Angela Heathcote (Digital Producer at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com).   You can also follow us on Instagram @australiangeographic