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BirdCast is a podcast recorded entirely in a live bird aviary or bird environment. The Birdman Dad team strive to bring you new and interesting bird-related content regularly to improve your own aviaries and bird keeping skills set. Birdman Dad has a small YouTube following if you like videos. Co-host Kiah is keen to hear from any interested listeners to join BirdCast -email goosemanki8@gmail.com. Continue Reading >>
BirdCast is a podcast recorded entirely in a live bird aviary or bird environment. The Birdman Dad team strive to bring you new and interesting bird-related content regularly to improve your own aviaries and bird keeping skills set. Birdman Dad has a small YouTube following if you like videos. Co-host Kiah is keen to hear from any interested listeners to join BirdCast -email goosemanki8@gmail.com. << Show Less
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Birding Garden - wild birds making the best of what aviculturists have on offer. Birdman Dad is back this week - talking about what he is up to with his pet birds but also the little gems of wild bird life he gets to glimpse and be part of because he keeps pet birds.And he is learning all the time!As well as chatting about some recent aviary bird experiences concerning his finches and scarlet chested parrots.
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Birding Garden - wild birds making the best of what aviculturists have on offer. Birdman Dad is back this week - talking about what he is up to with his pet birds but also the little gems of wild bird life he gets to glimpse and be part of because he keeps pet birds.And he is learning all the time!As well as chatting about some recent aviary bird experiences concerning his finches and scarlet chested parrots.
Bird gardening - plants that are great for your birds There is great nutrition, enrichment and usefulness is all sorts of plants for aviary, companion, rescue and zoo living birds - in fact so many plants are so good for every bird&apos;s health and general wellbeing.  But sadly many bird owners are unsure of, or unaware, of the plant treasure trove in their very own gardens.Many bird owners are unsure which plants are &quot;safe&quot; and which ones are going to make their birds sick.So hopefully today&apos;s episode can help you out!While Birdman Dad is away working his &quot;real job&quot; the crew have stepped in to chat about what plants they grow in their garden and in their aviaries, that are not only good for their birds to eat, but also provide much needed enrichment and mental stimulation as well as being useful nesting and protection materials.Remember the BirdCast competition is still on!  Get your entries in to win Dr Dan Klem&apos;s book - signed and with a personal message.Due to very important birthday celebrations BirdCast will take a short break and be back on FRIDAY August 5!For either of the 2 booklets mentioned contact The Avicultural Society of South Australia (Inc):&quot;What seeding grass is that? The birdkeepers&apos; pictorial guide to seeding grasses&quot;&quot;Is it safe? The birdkeepers&apos; pictorial guide to safe and poisonous plants&quot;https://birdkeeping.webbsoftware.com.au/https://www.facebook.com/groups/106693059415107
Necessity is the mother of invention... even if it takes a while Some items in Birdman Dad&apos;s aviaries have been in need of a change for some time and this winter it has happened - a bit like the automatic watering system in the summer - it just takes a while to get things sorted, especially during the past few years of material and tradesmen shortages.  A long standing issue of bird breakfasts getting wet when it&apos;s raining has finally been solved.  And both Birdman Dad and the birds are happy with the solution!Don&apos;t forget to enter our competition and be in the running to win one of Dr Dan Klem&apos;s books - Solid Air : Invisible Killer Saving Billions of birds from windows books.  Just answer the question of what is the special idea that we humans could use in new building glass that would make both birds and humans happy.  The hint: it has to do with what birds can see but that we humans can not see.  Just drop us a message on either our You Tube, instagram or facebook pages with the answer!
Snap shot of making a glass change In response to listener requests today BirdCast is presenting a very brief review of what people can do to help birds with regards to their existing glass windows and glass pool fencing.  This is a real snap shot of what you can do - just remember in windows whatever you&quot;do&quot; has to be on the outside of the window - and everything must cover the entire glass space and be no more than 5cm apart.Any art pen markings or the paracord must be 3.5mm thick.There are photos of all these options on  Bird man Dad&apos;s instagram, reddit and facebook pages.Be sure to get your entry in for our listener competition!Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Birdman-Dad-1678314232464220https://www.facebook.com/groups/1892441777643619Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/birdman_dad/?show_story_unavailable=1&hl=enReddithttps://www.reddit.com/user/birdmandad/
Solid Air - how to save millions of wild birds in Australia &quot;We are their only, hope, and I am confident we will make our windows safe for birds because it is the right thing to do.&quot;  Dr Daniel Klem Jnr, 2021.This is the third episode concerning the very large conservation issue of wild bird deaths because of clear glass/plastic used as glass - the glass we have in windows, sliding doors and pool fencing.  This episode is all about what we are doing in Australia, how much an issue it is in Australia and what products are available today for purchase in Australia to make glass bird safe.BirdCast encourages all Australians to supply information to Birdlife Australia, and/or the Global Bird Collision Mapper - for without enough Australian based information (despite the international data) building codes and all three levels of Australian government are highly unlikely to change to become bird safe.A first for BirdCast is our first listener competition! Be sure to listen in for the information we require for an entry.We can only accept entries who have an Australian based postal address.Good luck to all our interested listeners!Bird strike information:Birdlife Australia - Bird Strike Project:Online surveyhttps://birdlife.org.au/projects/urban-birds/bird-strike-projectGlobal Bird Collision Mapper:https://birdmapper.org/app/Retrofitting existing windows and glass pool fencing:BirdScreen:https://www.birdscreen.com/Zen Curtain - paracord curtain: DIY instructionshttps://www.birdsavers.com/make-your-own/Glass films:Solyx film - the film used at Mary Cairncross Rainforest Discovery Centrehttps://www.windowenergysolutions.com.au/window-film/decorative-window-film/Feather Friendly Tapehttps://www.featherfriendly.com/residentialCollidEscape stickershttps://www.amazon.com.au/CollidEscape-Strikes-Prevent-10-Year-Performance/dp/B06VVBRKVZ?th=1New Glass:Both these products are proven to be bird safe in all applications but are both based internationally.  If you are interested in new glass that is  bird safe in all applications suggest you contact National Glass Australia - https://www.nationalglass.com.au/Walker Glass - AviProtekt Thttps://www.walkerglass.com/products-options/aviprotek-t-pattern-713-transparent-bird-friendly-glass/Guardian Glasshttps://www.guardianglass.com/us/en/why-glass/build-with-glass/applications-of-glass/glass-for-facades/bird-friendly-glassBirdCast contact points for Competition:What&apos;s on offer 2 x signed copies of Dr Dan Klem Jnr&apos;s book - Solid Air Invisible Killer: Saving Billions of Birds from Windows - Dr Dan Klem Jnr has also written an inscription inside the book - a special message to BirdCast listeners!Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/groups/1892441777643619https://www.facebook.com/Birdman-Dad-1678314232464220Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/birdman_dad/?show_story_unavailable=1&hl=enReddithttps://www.reddit.com/user/birdmandad/Email:goosemanki8@gmail.com
Solid Air - how to save millions of wild birds Pt2 As stunning and useful our glass windows, doors and pool fencing is; it conceals a dark secret - annually it is killing millions of our beautiful, free flying wild birds.. and that&apos;s a conservative estimate.Help be part of effective change to this simple to solve environmental problem.Become part of the critical mass of bird admirers that demand effective change to our glass users - builders, architects and government departments who control the use of glass in all our buildings.Join our guest Dan Klem Jnr, the world authority on this very issue, as he discusses the solutions that exist to limit and reduce birds hitting our glass.  All of us can apply these effective, research proven strategies to the glass in our lives.Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/groups/1892441777643619https://www.facebook.com/Birdman-Dad-1678314232464220Reddit:https://www.reddit.com/user/birdmandad/Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/birdman_dad/?show_story_unavailable=1&hl=en#:~:text=Birdman%20Dad%20(%40birdman_dad)%20%E2%80%A2%20Instagram%20photos%20and%20videosDan Klem&apos;s book:https://www.booktopia.com.au/solid-air-daniel-klem/book/9780888396464.htmlMaking glass bird safe:Existing glass:Retro fitting film for existing glass (USA calls it tape)https://www.featherfriendly.com/residentialhttps://www.collidescape.org/The Paracord bird savers - Zen as used in Brisbanehttps://www.birdsavers.com/make-your-own/https://www.3m.com.au/3M/en_AU/graphics-signage-au/applications/windows-and-glass/Novel or new build glass:https://www.walkerglass.com/products-options/aviprotek-t-pattern-717/Brisbane Commercial building using paracord:https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-28/the-curtain-saving-birds-from-hitting-glass-windows/11638774
Solid Air - how to save billions of wild birds Pt1 Today&apos;s episode (Part1) is a plea to humans of our world to change what they are doing for the sake - and lives - of all wild birds. And everyone can take part - with somewhat reasonable ease - to alter their own solid air and literally save billions of our beautiful, wild birds.For as &quot;noice&quot; as clear sheet glass (or the plastic alternative is) - you know the glass we use in windows, pool fencing, exhibit barracades, building frontages - reflective glass included -  this material is lethal to the free flying birds of our world.But don&apos;t take BirdCast&apos;s word for it - instead listen to the world authority on this issue that has literally dedicated decades of his life to researching the issue, examining the existing building use of clear sheet glass and most importantly how each and every human on this planet can reduce this needless slaughter for the sake of an uninterupted view.  Daniel Klem (jnr) is a Professor of Ornithology and Conservation Biology at a University in Pennsylvania.  He has dedicated some 47 years to researching the issue of bird strike on glass windows/barricades and states that this issue is quite literally killing billions of birds worldwide..... yet no one is reporting the issue, and worse, we humans keep building with the glass as we have done for years, making no changes what so ever to rectify the bird deaths. We simply can not &quot;offset&quot; the magnitude of these wild bird deaths.Dan has written a book on this exact topic, and how every human can take their own steps to reverse the carnage - from individual home owners, to Local Government Planning authorities, to National building Codes creators - every human has a role. Dan&apos;s book is called:&quot;Solid Air - Invisible Killer: saving billions of birds from windows&quot;.  The book explains that where ever standard clear or reflective sheet glass exists so do dead birds. But it also explains how easily this problem can be rectified.Join BirdCast in this discussion of this significant environmental calamity, but also join us in the solutions.  This discussion will be presented over 2 episodes.https://www.booktopia.com.au/solid-air-daniel-klem/book/9780888396464.htmlFacebook - Birdman Dadhttps://www.facebook.com/Birdman-Dad-1678314232464220https://www.facebook.com/groups/1892441777643619Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/birdman_dad/?show_story_unavailable=1&hl=enReddit:https://www.reddit.com/user/birdmandad/
Helping keep your aviary birds happy and healthy Your pets need regular care to maintain their health.BirdMan Dad explains how he keeps his scarlet chested parrots (Neophema splendida) happy and healthy.Hopefully one of his suggestions will help you and your own avairy birds.If you have anytopics you would like to hear about please contact BirdMan Dad:Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Birdman-Dad-1678314232464220https://www.facebook.com/groups/1892441777643619Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/birdman_dad/?show_story_unavailable=1&hl=enReddithttps://www.reddit.com/user/birdmandad/
Limiting rust in metal aviaries Today&apos;s episode is in response to a listener question....&quot;How do I stop my outdoor metal aviairy rusting?&quot;Hope the episode gives this listener, and anyone else with a metal aviary, some ideas on how to limit rust occuring or how to deal with it if it actually happens.All relevant photos will be placed on Birdman Dad&apos;s Facebook pages, instagram and reddit.BirdCast wishes all the listeners a safe and peaceful Easter break 2022 - BirdCast is taking a break and will be back the Friday after Easter.FaceBookhttps://www.facebook.com/Birdman-Dad-1678314232464220https://www.facebook.com/groups/1892441777643619Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/birdman_dad/?show_story_unavailable=1&hl=enReddithttps://www.reddit.com/user/birdmandad/You Tubehttps://m.youtube.com/channel/UCPY7Oh4zOdznC2SRV4esVWw
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