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30 Pieces

Daily, two-minute module about birds, the environment, and more...

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Alex Chadwick heads to Southwest Texas to find out just what it is that draws people to Big Bend, one of the most remote national parks in the entire United States.

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Features produced by the same team that bring you the daily BirdNote show.


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Pterosaurs—the giant, leathery flying creatures of the age of the dinosaurs—were giant reptiles, NOT dinosaurs. The pterosaurs had slim bodies and ...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Medium Ground Finch, Credit: David Cook
Scientists have long thought that new species took a very long time to emerge. This thinking has now changed dramatically. On an island in the Galá...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Song Sparrow, Credit: Mike Hamilton
Summer is a crucial time to keep your backyard birds supplied with water for drinking and bathing. Birdbaths set at different heights serve a great...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Rufus the Hawk, Credit: Wayne Davis
Wimbledon is legendary: the verdant green of the courts, the throngs of fans in sun hats, sightings of royalty ... and lots of pigeons. Since the t...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Graylag Geese, Credit: Frans Vandewalle
It was the wing feathers of geese that supplied most of the quill pens that were humanity’s prime writing tool for more than 1200 years—from the 6t...

  • Added: May 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Mallard, Credit: Mike Hamilton
All birds need to sleep — or at least snooze — sometime during each 24-hour period. And most sleep at night. A bird (such as this Wood Duckling) ma...

  • Added: May 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Laysan Albatross, Credit: Kristi Lapenta
Bird beaks, or bills, come in many shapes and sizes. And birds use them for just about everything: to collect food, preen, fight, court, chop holes...

  • Added: May 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Cuban Giant Owl, Credit: Stanton Fink
The Cuban Giant Owl, now extinct, was 3½ feet tall and weighed 20 pounds — the largest of all known owls. It had very small wings, running after it...

  • Added: May 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Bison graze near Denver, Credit: Hans Watson
The Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge was once where some of the country’s dirtiest weapons were produced, like mustard and sarin gas...

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  • Added: Apr 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
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Caption: Barn Swallow
Barn Swallows have adapted to nesting near people, and build their cup-shaped mud nests in barns or garages, or on protected ledges, often near eac...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:45