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The Science of Birds

Ivan Phillipsen
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The Science of Birds is a lighthearted 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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Latest Episodes

This is Episode 83. It’s all about birds in the family Odontophoridae. These are the New World quails. more

9 days ago

This is Episode 82. Its all about the ways that scientists track the movements of individual birds. more

20 days ago

This is Episode 81. It’s all about birds in the family Nectariniidae. These are the sunbirds and the spiderhunters. more

2 months ago


4.9 out of 5 stars from 746 ratings
  • Ivan is brilliant -- each episode is carefully researched and packed full of in depth, fascinating information presented in an engaging and enjoyable style.

    a month ago
  • I adore this show.

    As a wildlife carer in Australia it’s amazing to actually hear the science behind the behaviours observed everyday. Amazing and thank you Ivan. ❤️

    Apple Podcasts
    Australiaa month ago
  • Best podcast ever

    The joy Ivan has towards birds is infectious. I’ve tried listening to many podcasts in this genre, but this one is the best. It’s inspiring to hear someone who is so passionate about learning and sharing knowledge.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa month ago
  • I love this podcast! 🫶🏼🤩

    I think that this podcast was really nice it was really fun to listen to and I was really relaxed.

    Apple Podcasts
    Canadaa month ago
  • Wonderful

    Very effective science communication.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 months ago

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