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A podcast about Brolgas and Sarus Cranes

Ed Bell | Crane Count Project Coordinator

Grow your knowledge about Australia’s two largest waterbirds

Recently I had a chat to Kirsty Costa, host of the Weekend Birder podcast, about Brolgas, Sarus Cranes and the Crane Count held each year in the Atherton Tablelands. It goes for 23 minutes and you can listen to it below. It is also available on your favourite podcast platform where you can subscribe to the show and enjoy past and future episodes.

About the podcast

Each Weekend Birder episode features people of all experience levels – beginners, experts, scientists, birdwatching guides, artists, authors, ‘friends of’ groups and others. Through the podcast you will learn how to identify birds, where to go birdwatching, how to use equipment and lots of fun facts. Episodes are short so that you can get out there and try out your new skills and knowledge.

Weekend Birder podcast was named by Apple as one of the ‘Shows We Loved in 2022’. With thousands of downloads worldwide, this podcast is quickly becoming one Australia’s most popular bird podcasts. We encourage you to subscribe and support great independent media that promotes birds and birding!

About me

I have worked and volunteered across a wide variety of conservation projects, including surveying parrots in the Caribbean and assisting in microbat research on three continents. My interest in birds developed with my arrival in Australia in 2019. Right now, I am the coordinator for the Birdlife Northern Queensland Annual Crane Count, which has been monitoring Sarus Crane numbers with citizen scientists for over twenty years. I am also currently studying a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Ecology at James Cook University in Cairns.


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