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Naturally Adventurous

Naturally Adventurous

By Ken Behrens & Charley Hesse
Charley Hesse and Ken Behrens have travelled all over the globe, and accumulated a lifetime worth of adventure stories, in pursuit of wild places and wild creatures. Both are lifelong birding and natural history fanatics, and professional guides. Charley was born in the UK, but has spent his life living in Japan, Ecuador, South Africa, and now Thailand. Ken was born in the US, and has lived in South Africa and Madagascar for the last decade plus.

Contact Ken and Charley: ken.behrens@gmail.com and cfchesse@gmail.com
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S2E46: Neotropical Habitats - Andres Vasquez's Top 5 Bottom 1
Charley & Ken continue the 6-part mini-series on Habitats of the world. Today, Andres Vasquez tells Ken & Charley about his favourite 5 (and least favorite 1) habitats from the Neotropical region. Howler Monkey vocalization courtesy of Andres Vasquez. If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: cfchesse@gmail.com OR ken.behrens@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
53:40
June 26, 2022
S2E45: Afrotropical Habitats - Ken's Top 5 Bottom 1
Charley & Ken continue a new 6-part mini-series on Habitats of the world. Today, Ken tells Charley about his favourite 5 (and least favorite 1) habitats from the Afrotropical region. Earlier episodes mentioned in those one:  Mozambique Coutadas (monsoon forest habitat) - https://anchor.fm/dashboard/episode/e1b4v9l Marojejy Madagascar (Indian Ocean rainforest) - https://anchor.fm/dashboard/episode/em0ffa If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: cfchesse@gmail.com OR ken.behrens@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
38:31
June 19, 2022
S2E44: Nearctic Habitats - Phil Chaon's Top 5 Bottom 1
Charley & Ken start a new 6-part miniseries on Habitats of the world. Today, Phil Chaon tells Charley & Ken his favourite 5 (and least favorite 1) habitats from the Nearctic region. Lesser Prairie Chicken recording courtesy of Andrew Spencer, XC100768. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/100768. License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: cfchesse@gmail.com OR ken.behrens@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
56:11
June 12, 2022
S2E43: Indo-Malaya Habitats - Charley's Top 5
Charley & Ken start a new 6-part miniseries on Habitats of the world. Today, Charley tells Ken his favourite 5 habitats from the Indo-Malaya region. Himalayan Shortwing recording courtesy of Jelle Scharringa, XC646775. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/646775. License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0  If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: cfchesse@gmail.com OR ken.behrens@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
37:39
June 05, 2022
S2E42: Texas
Our biggest and best episode EVER! Ken and Charley talk about their experiences in Texas, including a tour that Ken recently guided there.  Whooping Crane recording courtesy of Sue Riffe, XC533637. Accessible at https://xeno-canto.org/533637. License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: cfchesse@gmail.com OR ken.behrens@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
41:16
May 29, 2022
S2E41: Enigmatic Wildlife Tours with Keith Barnes
Special guest Keith Barnes and Charley share their exploits of searching for Spectacled Bear in Ecuador.  Keith introduces his new concept of Enigmatic Wildlife Tours. https://www.tropicalbirding.com/enigmatictours  Spectacled Bear photo courtesy of Sam Woods. Desert Rain Frog recording taken from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBkWhkAZ9ds. If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: cfchesse@gmail.com OR ken.behrens@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
39:42
May 22, 2022
S2E40: Ghana highlights with Charley & Ken
Charley tells Ken about his top 5 highlights from his recent Ghana tour. Nkulengu Rail recording courtesy of Bram Vogels, XC404539. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/404539. License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: cfchesse@gmail.com OR ken.behrens@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
56:26
May 15, 2022
S2E39: Ghana conservation with Mark Williams.
Charley interviews Mark Williams, founder & owner of Ashanti African Tours, about their conservation projects and how he ended up there. Find out more about Rainforest Rescue Ghana at    https://ashantiafricantours.com/ethical-travel/   White-necked Rockfowl recording courtesy of Peter Boesman, XC719390. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/719390. License - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: cfchesse@gmail.com OR ken.behrens@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
36:58
May 08, 2022
S2E38: Costa Rica with Ken & Charley
Charley chats with Ken about his recent trip to Costa Rica. Resplendent Quetzal recording courtesy of Paul Driver, XC137766. Accessible at https://xeno-canto.org/137766 License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: cfchesse@gmail.com OR ken.behrens@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
39:38
May 01, 2022
S2E37: El Salvador with Mollee Brown
Charley & Ken chat with Mollee Brown about her recent trip to El Salvador. Links: https://www.facebook.com/mollee.brown.3 https://nighthawkagency.com/ https://thebirdingcoop.org/ Bushy-crested Jay recording courtesy of Guillermo Funes, XC197652. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/197652. License  Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: cfchesse@gmail.com OR ken.behrens@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
45:44
April 24, 2022
S2E36: Israel with Ken and Charley (Part II)
Ken chats with Charley again about his recent trip to Israel. Tristram's Starling recording courtesy of Daniel Parker, XC126937. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/126937. License  Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: cfchesse@gmail.com OR ken.behrens@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
59:26
April 17, 2022
S2E35: Israel with Ken and Charley
Ken chats with Charley about his recent time in Israel, a country that Charley also visited 10+ years ago. It's a fascinating part of the world with excellent food, good migration birding, a surprising diversity of wild places, and some very serious security protocols!  Oz Horzine's site about all the bird families of the world: http://www.birdfamiliesoftheworld.com/ Western Rock Nuthatch recording courtesy of Cedric Mroczko, XC414087. Accessible at https://xeno-canto.org/613642 License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: cfchesse@gmail.com OR ken.behrens@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
34:48
April 10, 2022
S2E34: Charley in California with Julian Hough
Charley recounts some highlights of his current California trip to regular guest Julian Hough. Sooty Grouse recording courtesy of Thomas Magarian, XC414087. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/414087. License  Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
01:08:20
April 03, 2022
S2E33: Malawi Microcosm - a chat with Dzalanyama manager Frackson Kachiwawa
This week we air an interview that Ken conducted several months back, during his time in Malawi. He chats with Frackson Kachiwawa, who is the manager of the Dzalanyama Forest Lodge, in the Forest Reserve of the same name. This is a well-known birding spot, one of the richest sites in the vast miombo broadleaf woodland biome of central Africa. They talk about forest conservation, how you get a comatose lodge guest into bed, and Frackson's unusual life trajectory.  https://www.dzalanyama.net If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
27:35
March 27, 2022
S2E32: Ecotourism in Ecuador with Graciela Erazo & Keith Barnes
This week Charley interviews Graciela Erazo in Spanish about the creation of Wayra Reserve in Ecuador. Keith Barnes gives an general introduction about ecotourism in Ecuador.   https://www.facebook.com/wayrareserve Rufous-breasted Wood-Quail recording courtesy of Andrew Spencer, XC47828. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/47828. License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
34:37
March 20, 2022
S2E31: Charley and Ken Seychelles chat
This week Ken tells Charley all about his recent visit to the remote Indian Ocean Seychelles islands. They talk about the biogeography, habitats, people, food, and endemic birds.  If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
39:23
March 13, 2022
S2E30: Hannah & Erik Go Birding in South Africa
This week Charley interviews Hannah Buschert & Erik Ostrander, hosts of the popular birding podcast Hannah & Erik Go Birding, about their recent trip to KZN, South Africa. Check out their website: https://www.gobirdingpodcast.com/ Livinstone's Turaco recording courtesy of Andrew Spencer, XC292663. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/292663. License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
47:14
March 06, 2022
S2E29: Charley's Top 5 birds from N Colombia
This week Charley tells Ken all about his recent tour to northern Colombia including his top 5 birds. Santa Marta Screech-Owl recording courtesy of Bram Vogels, XC694176. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/694176. License   Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
45:07
February 27, 2022
S2E28: Colombian Frontiers, an interview with Diego Calderon
This week is an interview with well-known and well-liked Diego Calderón-Franco, a bird researcher and guide in the mega-biodiverse South American country of Colombia. Early in his birding career, Diego was captured by FARC, but this experience didn't dampen his love for birding or adventure!  You can find Diego on Instagram at www.instagram.com/diegocolbirding/ and his excellent show "The Birders Show" is found at www.youtube.com/TheBirdersShow Also check out two documentaries about Diego: The Birders (youtu.be/T-jn1_thxK8) and Birdwatching with FARC (youtu.be/ZF9rfNphh5I) If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
01:06:38
February 20, 2022
S2E27: South(west) Pacific, an interview with Peter Kaestner - Part 2
This week is the second of a two-part interview with adventurous and accomplished world birder Peter Kaestner. He tells Charley and Ken some stories from his time in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
46:33
February 13, 2022
S2E26: South(west) Pacific, an interview with Peter Kaestner - Part 1
This week is the first of a two-part interview with adventurous and accomplished world birder Peter Kaestner. He tells Charley and Ken some stories from his time in New Guinea, including a couple of hair-raising helicopter rides, and a day of birding in the company of cannibals. One minor clarification: when Peter mentioned Blue-and-white Kingfisher, the species he actually had in mind was Blue-black Kingfisher. Easily confused! If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Shovel-billed Kingfisher recording courtsey of Frank Lambert, XC38394. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/38394. License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
41:23
February 06, 2022
S2E25: Oceania with Lisle Gwynn
Charley chats with fellow Tropical Birding guide Lisle Gwynne about his exploits in Oceania. If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Tongan Megapode recording courtesy of Huw Lloyd, XC63005. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/63005. License  Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
50:05
January 30, 2022
S2E24: Herping with Kevin Hutcheson. Gators, haunted houses & fairies!?
Charley chats with herpetologist Kevin Hutcheson about his adventures in pursuit of snakes & salamanders. Check out Kevin's instagram               https://www.instagram.com/culvert_kev/ If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Alligator recording courtsey of US Fish & Wildlife Service. https://www.fws.gov/video/sound.htm Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
41:53
January 23, 2022
S2E23: Travel safety
This week Charley & Ken chat about safety and security while travelling. If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Rufous-collared Sparrow recording courtsey of Javier, XC695592. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/695592. License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
56:57
January 14, 2022
S2E22: Top Namibian birds with Charley & Ken
Charley & Ken talk about their top 5 birds in Namibia and the amazing places they are found in. If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Suothern Carmine Bee-eater recording courtesy of Derek Solomon, XC41604. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/41604. License  Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
54:32
January 07, 2022
S2E21: Red-breasted Nuthatch madness, a.k.a. the Woodstock of birding. Ken chats with Julian Hough about birding culture (Part 2)
Ken chats with good friend of the podcast Julian Hough, about birding culture. This week, Julian tells about the British "twitching" (rare bird chasing) scene when he was a young man. Need to see a bird that's 100s of miles away, but you have no car, no money, and you're on crutches? No problem!   If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Siberian Thrush recording courtesy of Marta Celej, XC666367. Accessible at https://xeno-canto.org/666367 License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
01:18:24
January 03, 2022
S2E20: Stringing, Twitching, and Getting Gripped! Ken chats with Julian Hough about birding culture (Part 1)
Ken chats with good friend of the podcast Julian Hough, about birding culture. We explore modern birding compared with birding 20-30 years ago, as well as American versus British birding. Julian has some crazy stories about what people will do to climb their way up the birding hierarchy!  If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Siberian Thrush recording courtesy of Yann Muzika, XC664515. Accessible at https://xeno-canto.org/664515. License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
56:41
December 27, 2021
S2E19: Namibia highlights & SNAKES!!!
A chat with naturalist Dayne Braine about some of our Namibia tour highlights and some great Snake stories.  If you wish to support Dayne's book on geckos, contact him directly at:  https://web.facebook.com/dayne.braine If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
37:49
December 17, 2021
S2E18: Namibia mini-episode
A brief chat about snakes, scorpions and other dangerous animals with naturalist Dayne Braine who is currently co-leading a Namibia tour with Charley. If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
13:57
December 10, 2021
S2E17: Ken's Top 5 Adventures in Mozambique and Malawi
Ken spent a rugged and adventurous month on the road in southeast Africa. Here he tells the stories of his top five adventures from that time. These include noisy nights shared with hippos and elephants, and being stuck in immigration purgatory between two countries! If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true African Pitta recording courtesy of Gareth K., XC445833. Accessible at https://www.xeno-canto.org/445833. License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
01:08:01
December 03, 2021
S2E16: Further Mozambique & eSwatini (Swaziland) adventures with Ken Behrens
Charley introduces another compilation of Ken's messages from his recent trip overland through Mozambique & eSwatini If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Blue Korhaan recording courtesy of Alan Collett, XC310997. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/310997. License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
48:60
November 26, 2021
S2E15: Mozambique & Malawi adventures with Ken Behrens
Charley introduces a compilation of Ken's messages from his recent trip overland through Mozambique & Malawi.  Check out a Google map of sites mentioned: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=12mxvO9mTy-uksjhOO7FxmQvZMQhzIhOW&usp=sharing Check out some photos related to the episode: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=naturallyadventurouspodcast&set=a.317541726863172 If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Yellow-throated Apalis recording courtesy of Willem-Jan Emsens, XC166717. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/166717. License  Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com  Naturally Adventurous Podcast  Travel Nature Adventure Birding
42:24
November 19, 2021
S2E14: Night drives in South Africa with Jonnyboy September
Ken interviews a local guide from Marrick Safaris called Jonnyboy September about night drives.  Check out a Google map of sites mentioned:  https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1xLCKjIdncuUCbKCkogsVKSQoMIhC1Ozs&usp=sharing Check out some photos related to the episode:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=naturallyadventurouspodcast&set=a.313600777257267 If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true  Spotted Thick-knee recording courtesy of Dawie de Swardt. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/549588. License  Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
40:34
November 12, 2021
S2E13: Overlanding Africa with Meliisa & Ross Gallardy
Charley interviews Melissa & Ross Gallardy about their recently completed 9-month overland trip around 15 African countries.  Check out this map of their originally planned route:  https://i1.wp.com/budgetbirders.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Africa-Overview-2.png?w=862&ssl=1 Check out their website with posts and photos from their trip: https://budgetbirders.com/category/overlanding-africa/ If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at:  https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true  Ring-necked Francolin recording courtesy of Ross Gallardy. Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
47:27
November 05, 2021
S2E12: South Africa tour highlights with Ken Behrens
Ken tells Charley his top 5 highlights from his recent South Africa tour. Check out a Google map of sites mentioned: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=162bSYH9gGTgQSfIrbLGmHMNbwsVOy0qB&usp=sharing Check out some photos related to the episode: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=naturallyadventurouspodcast&set=a.304825508134794 If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Cinnamon-breasted Warbler recording courtesy of Faansie Peacock, XC388319. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/388319. License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
38:44
October 29, 2021
S2E11: Bolivia multi-day trek and the death road with Joshua Covill
Charley interviews Joshua Covill about his multi-day El Choro trek in the Bolivian Andes. Check out a Google map of sites mentioned: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=15aYf7XM0ZEP-B9i2w56s7dDXfd3-vGsz&usp=sharing Check out some photos from Joshua's hike: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=naturallyadventurouspodcast&set=a.300284801922198 Check out The Birding Coop at  https://thebirdingcoop.org/ If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Andean Solitaire recording courtesy of Andrew Spencer, XC47341. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/47341. License   Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
49:33
October 22, 2021
S2E10: Angola Top 5 wildlife experiences with Ken Behrens
Charley interviews Ken about his top 5 wildlife experiences on his recent Angola trip. Check out a Google map of the Angola Birding Route. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=10p7JmFC2_BU3NdSijU0gyNFXqFt-7xzD&ll=-11.356251760584174%2C14.55156215000003&z=6 Check out some great photos of Angolan birds on the Birding Angola website. https://birdingangola.com/photos/ If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Swiestra's Francolin recording courtesy of Ken Behrens Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
42:04
October 15, 2021
Season 2 Episode 9: Alvaro Jaramillo & George Armistead
Charley chats with the co-hosts of the LIFELIST podcast, Alvaro Jaramillo & George Armistead about some birding adventures from their youth. Check out their podcast website at: https://www.lifelistpodcast.com/ Check out a Google map of the places mentioned in this episode. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=14i-7y9MKDd7iVE0kiwHenu1YI6Y1mZBR&usp=sharing If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Black Rail recording courtesy of Andrew Spencer, XC109204. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/109204. License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
52:26
October 08, 2021
Season 2 Episode 8: Ken driving across South Africa
Charley catches up with Ken on his long drive across South Africa  Check out a Google map of the places mentioned in this episode. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1UIB6cRH8gZJsBf_Nyv0UkfGUL3L0PMIZ&usp=sharing Check out some photos from this episode. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=naturallyadventurouspodcast&set=a.289909442959734 If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Rufous-eared Warbler recording courtesy of Charley Hesse Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
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October 06, 2021
Season 2 Episode 7: Birding Angola with Noam Shany
Ken & Charley have a quick chat about Angola, then introduce an interview that Ken recorded with conservationist Noam Shany while he was there. Check out a Google map of the Angola Birding Route. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=10p7JmFC2_BU3NdSijU0gyNFXqFt-7xzD&ll=-11.356251760584174%2C14.55156215000003&z=6 Check out some great photos of Angolan birds on the Birding Angola website. https://birdingangola.com/photos/ If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true White-headed Roin-chat recording courtesy of: Arnon Dattner, XC567882. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/567882. License - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
48:45
September 24, 2021
Season 2 Episode 6: Julian Hough in Colombia
With Ken still AWOL in Africa, Charley chats with Julian Hough about his recent trip to Colombia and the incredible Capuchinbird. Check out a Google map of all the places mentioned in the podcast. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1W9i28sVri6z4BT3ObR1pGRewedcHsH1B&usp=sharing Episode Photo Gallery: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=naturallyadventurouspodcast&set=a.278292094121469 Photos courtesy of Manakin Nature Tours https://www.manakinnaturetours.com/ If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Capuchinbird recording courtesy of: Felipe Arantes, XC600460. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/600460. License  Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
47:02
September 17, 2021
Season 2 Episode 5: Ken's journey to Angola
Ken reappears in Angola and shares his first international travel experience since the start of the pandemic. Check out a Google map of all the places mentioned in the podcast. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=10vQlotr_jRrilssqI-fYQUen5xIHhu7l&usp=sharing Episode Photo Gallery: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=naturallyadventurouspodcast&set=a.274267337857278 If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Rufous-tailed Palm-Thrush recording by Ken Behren's Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
32:43
September 10, 2021
Season 2 Episode 4: Mini-podcast. Charley's hiking adventure in Chiang Mai
With Ken AWOL in Angola, Charley gives a quick solo update on his recent hiking exploits in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Check out a Google map of all the places mentioned in the podcast. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1f-PquBmZI05ebIKzDAkH75j9hrgsU798&usp=sharing Episode Photo Gallery: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=naturallyadventurouspodcast&set=a.269698138314198 If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Peregrine Falcon recording courtesy of:  Lars Edenius, XC606825. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/606825. License    Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
10:15
September 03, 2021
Season 2 Episode 3: Top multi-day hikes to see wildlife (Part 2)
In this episode, Ken & Charley recount more memorable multi-day hikes. Ken takes us to the high Andes of Bolivia in search of Stygian Own and Charley, down the Manu Road to the Peruvian Amazon. Check out a Google map of all the places mentioned in the podcast. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1odNpvBMAVcQzxcbf_wmvz-2XFBLqPCFh&usp=sharing Episode Photo Gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-photo-gallery/naturally-adventurous---season-2---episode-3---photo-gallery If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
59:51
August 27, 2021
Season 2 Episode 2: Top multi-day hikes to see wildlife (Part 1)
In this episode, Ken & Charley recount a memorable multi-day hike. Ken takes us in search of the Helmet Vanga in Madagascar and Charley, the Marvellous Spatuletail & Long-whiskered Owlet in Northern Peru. Check out a Google map of all the places mentioned in the podcast. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=15Qju-UJFYyjeyCm15q2RLXw1oF08bqi1&usp=sharing Episode Photo Gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-photo-gallery/naturally-adventurous---season-2---episode-2---photo-gallery If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
52:03
August 20, 2021
Season 2 Episode 1: Introducing the new theme music
Welcome to season 2!! We are excited to introduce our new theme music which contains many natural sounds which the boys have recorded over the years from around the world. Ken & Charley take you through the natural sounds one by one. Check out a Google map of all the places mentioned in the podcast. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1C_sLqtFToilmTldb8-vpfC--T0O3lXVh&usp=sharing Episode Photo Gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-photo-gallery/naturally-adventurous---season-2---episode-1---photo-gallery If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast #charleyhesse #kenbehrens Travel Nature Adventure Birding
41:22
August 13, 2021
Episode 50: Birdie Big Year: Elevating Women Birders with Tiffany Kersten
In the last episode of season 1, Charley & Ken welcome Tiffany Kersten to the show. Tiffany is attempting become the youngest female birder to see 700 species of birds in one calendar year in the lower 48 states, while gifting personal safety alarm devices to women birders she meets during her travels.  Read more about it at: https://tiffanykersten.blogspot.com/ Support her trip:   https://www.gofundme.com/f/birdie-big-year-elevating-women-birders Check out her guiding page: https://www.facebook.com/natureninjabirding Check her out on instagram  https://www.instagram.com/tiff_k_13  or contact her by email :  tiffanykersten@gmail.com  Check out a Google map of all the places mentioned in the podcast. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1CrHrVKTpS4_RhwmC7-3WPPjk4Uy-Ggrq&usp=sharing Episode Photo Gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-photo-gallery/naturally-adventurous---episode-50---photo-gallery If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Scaled Qualed recording courtesy of:  Julia Wittmann, XC435473. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/435473. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
55:53
July 30, 2021
Epidode 49: Ken's Adventure on Montagne des Français, and an interview with Aubin Andriajaona
Charley & Ken chat about Charley's son's recent correspondence with the world's most famous wildlife documentarian, and about Ken's adventure in the dry forest of northern Madagascar. The second half of the episode is Ken interviewing Aubin Andriajaona, who manages a conservation and lemur research program. He's on the front lines of conservation, and tells about literally chasing down illegal woodcutters in the forest!  Check out a Google map of all the places mentioned in the podcast. https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1IQgpXNmclA0FzFx2TmyeC-TWWRmAA6GM&ll=-12.331137894482929%2C49.35445019999998&z=18 Episode Photo Gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-photo-gallery/naturally-adventurous---episode-49---photo-gallery If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
01:00:04
July 23, 2021
Episode 48: African Wild Dog adventures with Tarik Bodasing
Charley & Ken welcome Tarik Bodasing back to the show for the final episode in this 3-part series. This week we hear some stories about his work with African Wild Dogs. Check out a Google map of all the places mentioned in the podcast. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1oIiMxYKDLZfp4JU7-c1cln_MpZxiV0RL&usp=sharing Episode Photo Gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-photo-gallery/naturally-adventurous---episode-48---photo-gallery Wild Dog vocalizations curtesy of Brendan Whittington-Jones. If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
52:22
July 16, 2021
Episode 47: Ken and Charley's Favorite Wildlife Destinations... for Food: Part 3
The guys finish a mini-series about the world's best destinations for both wildlife AND food. In this episode, they cover numbers 1-2 on Ken's list and #1 for Charley. Want to hear about the pot of beans that morphed into a strange and terrifying new lifeform? Check out this episode! Check out a Google map of all the places mentioned in the podcast. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1_Kv1reQV5Boi1AmydP_bI4bhJMVVISeU&usp=sharing Don't miss the MEGA hunger-inducing Episode Photo Gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-photo-gallery/naturally-adventurous---episode-48---photo-gallery please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com This week's natural sound is an Indian Peafowl in Delhi, north India, by Mike Nelson from Xeno-Canto (XC116747 - https://www.xeno-canto.org/116747) Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
01:09:10
July 09, 2021
Episode 46: Elephant adventures with Tarik Bodasing
Charley & Ken welcome Tarik Bodasing back to the show. Tarik is an experienced ecologist and conservationist from South Africa, and in this episode we hear some stories about elephants from his years working with them.  Check out a Google map of all the places mentioned in the podcast. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1NJ8s06nEGuLp91nkmWaALuv_QcSqQdQI&usp=sharing Episode Photo Gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-photo-gallery/naturally-adventurous---episode-46---photo-gallery If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
39:40
July 02, 2021
Episode 45: Ken and Charley's Favorite Wildlife Destinations... for Food: Part 2
The guys continue a mini-series about the world's best destinations for both wildlife AND food. In this episode, they cover numbers 3-2 on Charley's list and 3 on Ken's list, among their respective top 6 lists. Tales of ham racks on Extremaduran bars and elaborate vegetarian dishes in Taipei will have your mouth watering!  Check out a Google map of all the places mentioned in the podcast. https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=14t_3k9RxLF9NXeZ-gWTfCBxPtkl4fVzZ&usp=sharing Don't miss the MEGA hunger-inducing Episode Photo Gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-photo-gallery/naturally-adventurous---episode-45---photo-gallery If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com This week's natural sound is a Crowned Lemur, recorded by Ken Behrens.  Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
43:21
June 25, 2021
Episode 44: Adventures in African Conservation with Tarik Bodasing
Charley & Ken welcome their special guest, Tarik Bodasing. Tarik is an experienced ecologist and conservationist from South Africa, and in this episode we here some stories from his career including pangolins, vultures and sea turtles. Check out a Google map of all the places mentioned in the podcast. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1YgCN4mJ2b69Kcf5DaPJc9hEc31mjQkvu&usp=sharing Episode Photo Gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-photo-gallery/naturally-adventurous---episode-44---photo-gallery A special thanks to Lisle Gwynn for the use of his amazing photos. If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
56:29
June 18, 2021
Episode 43: Ken and Charley's Favorite Wildlife Destinations... for Food: Part 1
The guys start a new mini-series about the world's best destinations for both wildlife AND food. In this episode, they cover numbers 4-6 in their respective top 6 lists. Want to hear about the time in Indonesia when Charley almost blew his top because Ken hid his bowl of tofu and tempe? Check out this episode! Check out a Google map of all the places mentioned in the podcast. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1E5BHv974-L0_hmfCI2kS-jUGmdtwzmfc&usp=sharing Don't miss the MEGA hunger-inducing Episode Photo Gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-photo-gallery/naturally-adventurous---episode-43---photo-gallery-If you wish to support this podcast,  please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com This week's natural sound is a Red Junglefowl in Corbett National Park, north India, by Peter Boesman from Xeno-Canto (XC472718 - www.xeno-canto.org/472718) Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
01:04:27
June 11, 2021
Episode 42: Birding adventures in Ecuador with Andrés Vásquez
Charley & Ken welcome their special guest, Andrés Vásquez back to the show. He tells 3 of his most memorable bird encounters in Ecuador. Charley & Ken also chip in a couple of Ecuador stories of their own. Check out a Google map of all the places mentioned in the podcast. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=164h0dfb5qdn_B7e0NAIlV1iJNQ0r7x9s&usp=sharing Episode Photo Gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-photo-gallery/naturally-adventurous---episode-42---photo-gallery Also check out our other project: https://www.schoolofbirding.com/ If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
01:00:19
June 04, 2021
Episode 41: Guiding in the times of Corona with Andrés Vásquez
Charley & Ken welcome their special guest, Andrés Vásquez. Andrés is a senior guide at Tropical Birding and a long time friend of Charley & Ken's. He has guided several tours since Covid and shares some of his experiences. Tropical Birding follows ATTA (Adventure Travel Trade Association) health and safety guidelines developed in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic. These are in line with international travel industry standards. http://www.tropicalbirding.com/wp-content/uploads/TB-Covid-Guidelines.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2hX6m1ezja9hHy3EIzRc3I1Tc2QV8YE4k9jwjeXX-8HtNGB-3AnY7er5M Check out Andres's excellent wildlife guide: https://www.amazon.com/Wildlife-Ecuador-Photographic-Reptiles-Amphibians/dp/0691161364/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=andres+vasquez&qid=1622192318&s=books&sr=1-1 Check out a Google map of all the places mentioned in the podcast. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1QvinM2QD_QtSZabhzB8j5O-rXkbtkZw6&usp=sharing Episode Photo Gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-photo-gallery/naturally-adventurous---episode-41---photo-gallery Also check out our other project:    https://www.schoolofbirding.com/ If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
58:54
May 28, 2021
Episode 40: Charley & Ken welcome Tony Croasdale to the show.
Charley & Ken welcome their special guest, Tony Croasdale. Tony is lead-singer for the hardcore punk band R.A.M.B.O. and a hardcore birder. In this episode we explore the surprising parallels between birding & Punk! Check out a Google map of all the places mentioned in the podcast. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1O23H3Y6o3o2GGSCa44Z7Yf4YTTUemHgI&usp=sharing Episode Photo Gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-photo-gallery/naturally-adventurous---episode-40---photo-gallery If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
01:01:34
May 21, 2021
Episode 39: Six Great Natural Spectacles
Ken and Charley each talk about three of the most remarkable wildlife spectacles that they have witnessed. These range from migrants streaming overhead in Central America to dogfighting sea-eagles in northern Japan.  Check out our brand-new feature, a Google map of all the places mentioned in the podcast. https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1RYm55YAwJfpmglE84wGZQiN-MJf90yoU&usp=sharing Episode Photo Gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-photo-gallery/naturally-adventurous---episode-39---photo-gallery If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
38:20
May 14, 2021
Episode 38: Reforestation in Madagascar and forests of southern Thailand
In this episode, Charley & Ken discuss forests. Charley visits several forests in southern Thailand and shares some of his highlights, including the rare 'Demon's eye bird'!  Ken introduces the reforestation project on the land he bought in Madagascar which leads on to Malagasy beaurocracy and marraige culture! A Google map of all the places mentioned in the podcast. https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1eRVGGC1gEzlqZryX9pu2SQ-e-Oec44uf&usp=sharing Episode Photo Gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-photo-gallery/naturally-adventurous---episode-38---photo-gallery If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
46:34
May 07, 2021
Episode 37: Regional Focus on Southern Thailand
Charley is still in southern Thailand, so he talks about his recent travels, plus Ken and Charley each present their "top 3" birds from this region, which is part of Sundaland, one of the world's great tracts of tropical forest.  Check out our brand-new feature, a Google map of all the places mentioned in the podcast. https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1ED0Zei58jkAKa5G901IQzugYRlKKbkMd&usp=sharing Episode Photo Gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-photo-gallery/naturally-adventurous---episode-37---photo-gallery If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
50:51
April 30, 2021
Episode 36: Charley & Ken talk about small islands
As Charley finds himself on the idyllic Koh Surin, Ken and Charley discuss small islands and the wildlife they hold. Check out our brand new feature, a Google map of all the places mentioned in the podcast. https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=15_YuNrfXGXvaY4uUNx8E3M8CbEfI4oxw&usp=sharing Episode Photo Gallery:  https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-photo-gallery/naturally-adventurous---episode-36---photo-gallery Thanks to Binanda Hatiboruah for the Swamp Prinia recording, our natural sound at the end of the podcast.  If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true  Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
43:22
April 23, 2021
Episode 35: Charley interviews Ken , "Ask Me Anything" episode!
Charley asks Ken a bunch of questions, so that he and the listeners can get to know him better.  If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding Barred Antshrike recording by Richard E. Webster Accessible at https://www.xeno-canto.org/620297 License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0
52:05
April 16, 2021
Episode 34: Ken interviews Charley, "Ask Me Anything" episode!
Ken asks Charley a bunch of questions, so that he and the listeners can get to know him better. Would dedicated vegetarian Charley eat meat under any circumstances? Listen to find out!  Episode Photo Gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/copy-of-podcast-episode-33 If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding Herring Gull recording by Antero Lindholm, XC620297.  Accessible at https://www.xeno-canto.org/620297 License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0
01:04:16
April 09, 2021
Episode 33: Charley & Ken welcome Julian Hough back to the show.
Julian Hough returns for the final episode in a three-part series in which he shares the "Five Craziest Things He Has Done in Pursuit of Birds". This time he takes us to Turkey for a couple of epic tales, including a heroic rescue, a Kurdish uprising and a helicopter gunship! Don't forget to check out this week's photo gallery at: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-episode-33 If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding Red-wattled Lapwing recording Citation Andrew Spencer, XC547542. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/547542. License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0
43:22
April 02, 2021
Episode 32: Charley & Ken welcome Julian Hough back to the show.
Julian Hough returns for Part 2 in a three-part series in which he shares the "Five Craziest Things He Has Done in Pursuit of Birds". This time he takes us on disastrous trips to Ramsey Canyon in Arizona, and in search of (the now extinct) Slender-billed Curlew in Morocco  Don't forget to check out this week's photo gallery at: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-episode-32 If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding Slender-billed Curlew Recording courtesy of Adam Gretton https://www.xeno-canto.org/398794 Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
42:47
March 26, 2021
Episode 31: Charley & Ken welcome Julian Hough to the show.
On this week's episode, our special guest is Julian Hough. British by birth, he has spent half his life living in the US and is a well-known birder there. Julian is a veteran world birder with many tales to tell. Today he embarks on the first in a three-part series in which he shares the "Five Craziest Things He Has Done in Pursuit of Birds".  Don't forget to check out this week's photo gallery at: https://www.ken-behrens.com/episode-31 If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast  Travel Nature Adventure Birding Tiger recording by videog  https://freesound.org/people/videog/sounds/149190/  Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)  Bird sounds by Jean Roché, XC507737. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/507737  Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0
43:60
March 19, 2021
Episode 30: Adventure Close to Home
Find out why Ken's Google Maps is now in Turkish, and about Charley's struggles to keep finding new birds for his rabid birder son.  This week's photo gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-episode-30 Finally, if you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
46:25
March 12, 2021
Episode 29: Charley & Ken welcome Adam Cruickshank to the show.
On this week's episode, our special guest is host of The Birding Life Podcast, Adam Cruickshank. The 3 of us share a nostalgic look at each of our favourite 3 South African birds. Don't forget to check out this week's MEGA photo gallery at: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-episode-28-1 Find information about Adam's podcast at https://www.thebirdinglife.com  Finally, if you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
46:24
March 07, 2021
Episode 28: Ken and Charley's #1 Lifetime Mammal Sightings
Ken and Charley reach a long series of episodes about their top 10 lifetime mammal sightings. Want clues about what they are? How about Peter Matthiessen and earth-pig?! If you like the show, please consider sponsoring us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Episode Photo Gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-episode-28 Nature Travel Wildlife Adventure
52:01
February 26, 2021
Episode 27: Ken & Charley welcome Nate Swick to the show
On this week's episode, our special guest is host of the popular America Birding Podcast, Nate Swick. He entertains us with stories from his Top 5 wildlife encounters from such far-flung places as Uganda, Honduras and the state he calls home, North Carolina. Check out out photo gallery at: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-episode-27 Our natural sound was courtesy of the Wolf Conservation Center. Please check out their website at: https://nywolf.org/ Finally, if you wish to support this podcast, please check out our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com OR cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
45:14
February 20, 2021
Episode 26: Ken's Top 10 Lifetime Mammals, numbers 2-4
We approach the grand finale of our top 10 mammals list. Ken talks about unforgettable sightings of two wild dogs and one wild cat. Coming soon: Charley and Ken's #1 top lifetime mammals.  As mentioned on the episode we have launched a Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Episode Photo Gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/copy-of-podcast-episode-25 The natural sound is a recording of a lone wolf made in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve by betchkal (CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0)) Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com OR cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
47:28
February 12, 2021
Episode 25: Charley's Top 10 Lifetime Mammals, numbers 3 and 2
Charley continues telling Ken his Top 10 lifetime mammal sightings, today with the other-worldly Aye-Aye from Madagascar and a hair-raising encounter whilst tracking Black Rhinos in Namibia. Charley also announces his brand-new tutorial on 'How to Get Kids into Birding' which can be found at https://www.schoolofbirding.com/ Ken's recent appearance on the Nature Hypeman podcast can be found here https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wildlife-observer-network/id1506963646 Also, an interesting article on Yao Ming's efforts to reduce wildlife poaching can be found here https://wildaid.org/the-duke-of-cambridge-david-beckham-and-yao-ming-team-up-for-rhinos-and-elephants/ As always, the episode gallery can be found at https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-2 If you wish to support this podcast, please check out our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com OR cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
47:22
February 05, 2021
Episode 24: Ken's Top 10 Lifetime Mammals, numbers 6 and 5
Charley tells about a weekend trip with his bird-obsessed son to Doi Lang, one of the weirdest birding spots on Earth. Then Ken and Charley return to Ken's top 10 list, with Ken's numbers 5 and 6: Gorilla and Humpback Whale. A diverse pair: one Great Ape, and one huge marine mammal! Check out Charley's new tutorial about planning a birding trip on www.schoolofbirding.com/ Episode Photo Gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-episode-24 If you wish to support this podcast, please check out our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com OR cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
48:32
January 29, 2021
Episode 23: Interview with Emile Rajeriarison, from Ranomafana, Madagascar
After an intro from Ken and Charley, this episode features a long interview with one of Madagascar's most remarkable naturalists and local guides. The campfire conversation with Ken ranges from Emile's personal story of falling in love with the forest, to a near-fatal lightning strike while collecting snakes, to Emile's view of the future of Madagascar's forests.  Check out Charley's new tutorial on how to plan a birding trip, at https://www.schoolofbirding.com/ Episode photo gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-episode-23 The mixed bird flock recording at the beginning of the episode includes the voices of 7 species of Malagasy birds. Can anyone identify them all?! Throughout the interview with Emile you can hear Boulenger's Bridge Frog, plus several species of birds! Apologies for a few technical imperfections, stemming from issues with Ken's microphone cable, plus frequent pops from the campfire during the Emile interview! If you wish to support this podcast, please check out our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com OR cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
01:04:39
January 25, 2021
Episode 22: Adventures in Madagascar & Thailand
Ken tells of his further adventures with Linjo in Madagascar, including the ascent of one of Madagascar's highest mountains. Charley tells of a close encounter with some rare pheasants in northeast Thailand. Episode Photo Gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-episode-22 If you wish to support this podcast, please check out our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com OR cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding
54:45
January 15, 2021
Episode 21: Charley's Top 10 Lifetime Mammals - numbers 4-5
Charley talks about his sightings of Maned Wolf and Jaguar, two of the coolest mammals in South America.  Episode Photo Gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-episode-21 If you wish to support this podcast, please check out our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com OR cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding 
44:33
January 01, 2021
Episode 20: Ken's rugged northern Madagascar adventure with Linjo (Part 2)
Ken is joined again by a special guest: his sister-in-law Linjo Johnarson, and they tell Charley all about their further adventures in northern Madagascar, in the second of this 2-part epic tale.  Linjo works as a director of a Malagasy tour company called 8th Continent Expeditions: http://www.8thcontinent-expeditions.com/ Episode photo gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-episode-20 If you wish to support this podcast, please check out our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com OR cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Birding Nature Travel Adventure
01:07:16
December 25, 2020
Episode 19: Charley's Thailand travels and Ken's rugged northern Madagascar adventure with Linjo
Charley tells us about a few more wildlife experiences on the way back to Chiang Mai. Ken is joined by a special guest: his sister-in-law Linjo Johnarson, and they tell Charley all about their recent adventures in northern Madagascar, seeking out some rare and endangered creatures such as Blue-eyed Black Lemur, Madagascar Serpent-Eagle, Madagascar Pochard, and Red Owl. This is part one of our chat with Linjo, which will continue in the next episode.  Linjo works as a director of a Malagasy tour company called 8th Continent Expeditions: http://www.8thcontinent-expeditions.com/ Episode photo gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-episode-19 If you wish to support this podcast, please check out our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com OR cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Birding Nature Travel Adventure
01:02:32
December 16, 2020
Episode 18: Ken's Top 10 Lifetime Mammals - numbers 7-8
Charley goes in search of mammals in Western Thailand and Ken continues with his top lifetime mammals, today with stories about Cheetah and Brown Hyaena.  Photos related to this podcast can be seen on our new Naturally Adventurous Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/naturallyadventurouspodcast/posts/105097711440909 Episode photo gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast If you wish to support this podcast, please check out our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com OR cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Birding Nature Travel Adventure
41:58
November 27, 2020
Episode 17: Northern Thai National Parks
Ken and Charley chat about Charley's current family trip to northern Thailand. He explores Phu Suan Sai and Doi Phu Kha National Parks in search of lifers. The episode wraps up with an interview with Charley's 8 year old son, Felix. Don't miss the episode photo gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-episode-17  If you wish to support this podcast, please check out our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com OR cfchesse@gmail.com Birding Nature Travel Adventure
01:02:19
November 20, 2020
Episode 16: Ken's Top 10 Lifetime Mammals - numbers 9-10
Ken kicks off his (drumroll please!) Top 10 Lifetime Mammals, with Brindled Gnu and Fosa. Why did he choose these two beasts? Listen to find out! See a bunch of pics of both animals in the episode photo gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-episode-16 For some insight on wildebeest psychology, check out this cartoon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMJXvsCLu6s If you wish to support this podcast, please check out our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com OR cfchesse@gmail.com Birding Nature Travel Adventure
37:41
November 13, 2020
Episode 15. Charley's Top 10 lifetime mammals (Number 6-7).
Ken and Charley get back into the swing of things with more stories of some of the world's best mammals. Today, tales of Dhole (Asian Wild Dog) and Spectacled Bear in the Paramo of Ecuador. Episode photo gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-episode-15 If you wish to support this podcast, please check out our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com OR cfchesse@gmail.com Birding Nature Travel Adventure
35:02
November 06, 2020
Episode 14: Freestyle - Ken's epic Madagascar family trip, and festival time in Thailand
Ken and Charley chat about Ken's just-completed adventurous family trip to northeast Madagascar, land of rainforest, vanilla, and some amazing wildlife. Charley talks about the picturesque Loi Krathong festival in Chiang Mai. The episode wraps up with an interview with Franco, a local guide from Marojejy National Park.  Don't miss the mega episode photo gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-episode-14 If you wish to support this podcast, please check out our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Contact: ken.behrens@gmail.com OR cfchesse@gmail.com Birding Nature Travel Adventure
01:02:39
November 04, 2020
Episode 13: Freestyle - adventures in Chiang Mai and Northern Madagascar
Charley and Ken catch up on what has been happening in the last week, including life birds for Charley's son Felix, Ken's son Rianala's first visit to the rainforest, and Ken's pilgrimage to see an ancient plant, one of the world's rarest. This episode also includes a new kind of feature, a short interview with Ken's friend and northern Madagascar guide and naturalist Angeluc Razafy.  Episode Photo Gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-episode-13 E-mail addresses for Charley and Ken: cfchesse@gmail.com AND ken.behrens@gmail.com To check out Charley's live birding event, look out for the video on Sunday 3am EST / 8am UK / 2pm Thailand at the following site: https://www.facebook.com/events/710206879568605 If you wish to support this podcast, please check out our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Birding Nature Travel Adventure
48:02
October 16, 2020
Episode 12: Charley's Top 10 Lifetime Mammals - numbers 8-10
Following the popularity of their Top 10 Birds episodes, Charley & Ken embark on stories of mammal adventures. Charley tells of getting chased up a tree by peccaries in Costa Rica, going in search of giant flying-squirrels in the mountains of Taiwan, and the armour-clad Indian Rhino in the base of the Himalayas.   Don't forget to check out our photo gallery from the episode at: https://www.ken-behrens.com/episode-12 If you wish to support this podcast, please check out our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Birding Nature Travel Adventure
53:03
October 09, 2020
Episode 11: A Chat with Phil Chaon
Phil is an international traveller, birder, guide, and all-around interesting dude. He has an endless array of great stories from field jobs and  backpacking trips all around the world.  Episode Photo Gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-episode-11 Willow Ptarmigan (Red Grouse) recording from Simon Elliott, on Xeno-Canto. If you wish to support this podcast, please check out our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Birding Nature Travel Adventure
01:00:60
October 02, 2020
Episode 10: Life in Madagascar.
Ken tells Charley about his life in Madagascar, a place that Charley also knows well. They talk about the wonders of Madagascar as a "laboratory of evolution", a land where lemurs ranging from the tiny mouse-lemurs to 500-pound "gorilla lemurs" all evolved from the same ancestor. They also chat about the human cultures and what it's like to travel through the "8th Continent".  Episode photo gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-episode-10 If you wish to support this podcast, please check out our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Birding Nature Travel Adventure
01:00:58
September 25, 2020
Episode 9: Life in Thailand
Ken interviews Charley about living in Thailand. Hear about the world's biggest water fight, the difference between glai and glai, and some unforgettable encounters with Asian Elephants and Coral-billed Ground Cuckoos. Episode photo gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-episode-9 If you wish to support this podcast, please check out our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Birding Nature Travel Adventure
57:34
September 18, 2020
Episode 8: Charley & Ken welcome Keith Barnes to the show.
Charley & Ken welcome their first guest: Keith Barnes. Keith is a South African world traveller and birder who is one of the owners of Tropical Birding. He has an insane arsenal of adventure stories. In this episode, he tells two, involving a hippo (Amadeus), and a leopard (no name). We also chat about the effects of covid on ecotourism, and the way forwards to resuming global travel.  Episode Photo Gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-episode-8 Two links with some info about Tropical Birding's vision for the resumption of travel:  http://www.tropicalbirding.com/birding-reimagined/  http://www.tropicalbirding.com/safetypolicy/ If you wish to support this podcast, please check out our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Birding Nature Travel Adventure
01:02:15
September 10, 2020
Episode 7: Ken's 1-3 top lifetime birds
Find out Ken's top 3 lifetime birding experiences, including an unforgettable day on the Atlantic seaboard, and a breathless sprint up a mountainside in Spain.  To review, here is Ken's whole top 10 to this point: 4) Great Gray Owl - Minnesota, USA; 5) Rail-Babbler - Peninsular Malaysia; 6) Southern Cassowary - West Papua; 7) Red-tailed Newtonia - Madagascar; 8) Sharpbill - Bolivia; 9) Scaly Ground-Roller - Madagascar; 10) White-crowned Hornbill - Bornean Malaysia Episode photo gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-episode-7 If you wish to support this podcast, please check out our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Birding Nature Travel Adventure
46:25
September 04, 2020
Episode 6: Charley's Top 10 lifetime birding experiences - number 1-3
Charley's top 3 includes two of the most critically endangered birds on Earth. Hear about the agony of missing them 20 years ago, and the ecstasy of finally sighting them nearly 20 years later.  Episode photo gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-episode-6 To review, here is Charley's Top 10:  1) Helmeted Hornbill, Malaysia   2) Okinawa Rail, Japan  3) Philippine Eagle, Philippines   4) Horned Guan, Guatemala   5) Crested Ibis, Japan   6) Royal Cinclodes, Peru   7) Banded Ground-Cuckoo, Ecuador   8) Marvellous Spatuletail, Peru   9) Udzungwa Forest Partridge, Tanzania   10) Blue-throated Macaw, Bolivia If you wish to support this podcast, please check out our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Birding Nature Travel Adventure
43:33
August 28, 2020
Episode 5: Moving to Africa
Ken & Charley discuss their parallel experiences in moving sight-unseen to a continent that they had barely experienced before. Africa has more big mammals that can easily kill you than any other place on Earth, which adds a certain spice to birding on foot!  Advisory: Be warned that this podcast contains a detailed description of a lion kill. Episode photo gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-episode-5 If you wish to support this podcast, please check out our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Birding Nature Travel Adventure
49:01
August 20, 2020
Episode 4: Ken's Top 10 Lifetime Birds - numbers 4-5
Ken Behrens tells Charley Hesse about a bloody but exhilarating quest for Rail-Babbler, and an unforgettable "Harry Potter meets Hitchcock" spectacle in the North Woods of Minnesota. Episode photo gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-episode-4 If you wish to support this podcast, please check out our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Birding Nature Travel Adventure
33:23
August 14, 2020
Episode 3: Charley's Top 10 Lifetime Birds - numbers 4-5
Charley tells Ken about achieving his lifetime goal of seeing wild Crested Ibises in Japan, and they share epic adventures of searching for the "Unicorn Bird". If you wish to support this podcast, please check out our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Birding Nature Travel Adventure
44:52
August 05, 2020
Episode 2: Ken's Top 10 Lifetime Birds - numbers 6-10
Ken Behrens tells Charley Hesse some of his most memorable birding experiences. Hear how he ended up with amoebic dysentery searching for the elusive Sharpbill in Bolivia, travelled the worst road of his life only to get eaten alive by leeches in Madagascar, and came face to face with the "killer" Southern Cassowary in West Papua. He sure is ..... NATURALLY ADVENTUROUS. Episode photo gallery: https://www.ken-behrens.com/podcast-episode-2 Birding Nature Travel If you wish to support this podcast, please check out our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true
57:08
July 31, 2020
Episode 1: Charley's Top 10 Lifetime Birds - numbers 6-10
Charley talks about 5 of his top 10 lifetime bird sightings. Most of these are great adventure stories, in which the chase is more important than the thing being chased. Camping at 13,000 feet in a budget sleeping bag, with only a candle for warmth... all to see a little brown bird... definitely!  In places, the audio is rough in this pilot episode. It will be greatly improved in future episodes.  Birding Nature Travel If you wish to support this podcast, please check out our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true
52:41
July 27, 2020