Welcome to the Bird Podcast — hosted by Shoba Narayan. 

This podcast is dedicated to spreading knowledge and enthusiasm about our avian fellow creatures. We traverse the world.  After all, birds know no boundaries and neither do we. Each episode will be uploaded approximately once a fortnight, so please subscribe.

We are number 4 on Audubon’s list of Ten of the Best Podcasts about Birds in the world.  Within India, we are Number 8 in podcasts. Naturally, we are as chuffed as a ruff– by this recognition.  

Welcome to the Bird Podcast. Come fly away with us.

Back story

In early 2004, two birders met at Ulsoor.  One was Ulhas Anand, and the other was me– Shoba Narayan.  Ulhas had been birding for years.  Knew a ton about birds, butterflies, moths, ants, etc.  I was just dipping my toes into this field.  Soon, it would become an obsession.  We would meet for Bengaluru Bird Day and get talking.  Ulhas is a product guy, a whiz with websites, coding, UI/UX and other such things.  I am a journalist.  Together, we decided to start this podcast.  Both of us set the tone.  Ulhas has a deep knowledge of conservation and birding issues so he weighs in on things like: should we do episodes on falconry? So far, we haven’t.  I weigh in on things I care about– we are completely gender balanced, by which I mean, we try really hard to have 50 percent women-guests on our show.  

Ulhas’ daughter, Tamanna Atreya has helped us a lot– in between her school studies.  We also get expert inputs from people we respect.

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