Podcast: Checking in with Paul Morton, Birds of Poole Harbour

Here at The War on Wildlife Project we were thinking that as us campaigners, conservationists and activists can’t get out to meet and see each other now, how about creating something to bring the conservation community together – everyone from individuals to grassroots organisations to larger charities – something that reminds us all that we’re still out there, still working, but that also shows the human side of things during this COVID-19 crisis.

An ongoing series of short podcast conversations we could think of as ‘check-ins’ (as in ‘we’re checking in to make sure we’re all okay’) – chats about how we’re getting on, how we’re adapting as campaigners, how being out in Nature is helping us cope.

Now, we appreciate that everyone has Facebook, Twitter, their own blogs even, but perhaps bringing everyone together like this in one place could really create an interesting set of viewpoints/tips/different thinking – and maybe even keep us from feeling alone…

So that’s the idea, and we’re talking today with conservationist, campaigner, colleague, and extraordinarily keen birdwatcher (especially when those birds are Ospreys) Paul Morton, founder of the education charity Birds of Poole Harbour.


“…our live webcams will be the focus for us for the next couple of weeks…not everyone can get out to see the real thing…so if we can produce high-definition images [of birds] on a website that people can visit anytime they like, I think that’s really positive…”

Checking-in…with Paul Morton, Birds of Poole Harbour
March 2020


Birds of Poole Harbour is online at birdsofpooleharbour.co.uk and on Twitter at harbourbirds. The charity is taking part in World Osprey Week and you can find a huge amount of interesting information, ideas, and things to do on their website or just click the image below.

If you like the idea of these podcasts please do spread the word on social media, and if you’d like to come and have a chat email me at charlie -AT- waronwildlife.co.uk

Thank you very much for listening – and stay well