BirdNote

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Escape the daily grind and immerse yourself in the natural world. Rich in imagery, sound, and information, BirdNote inspires you to notice the world around you. Join us for daily two-minute stories about birds, the environment, and more.

Series

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8 Pieces

Grouse is a show about the most controversial bird in the West and what it can teach us about hope, compromise and life in rural America.

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4 Pieces

A podcast about answering the call to protect the birds and places we love…

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8 Pieces

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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6 Pieces

Gordon Hempton has mastered the art of truly listening. He’s known as the Sound Tracker. His recordings and books have made him an international expert on the beauty and importance of undisturbed, natural soundscapes. Throughout this series, you’ll hear soundscapes that will immerse you in incredible places and help you become a better listener.

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8 Pieces

For those of us sheltering in place, it can feel like the walls are closing in. But our host Gordon Hempton's work as an acoustic ecologist can teach us something vitally important about transcending troubling times: sound can set us free. All we need to do is listen.


Pieces

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Unlike the black and white magpies of the American West, the Indochinese Green-Magpie is vivid green with bright red wings and a red beak. The Sri ...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2021
  • Length: 01:45
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With its awe-inspiring vistas and eons of geologic time on display, the Grand Canyon also offers a unique habitat for birds. What you're likely to ...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2021
  • Length: 01:45
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As most young male birds get ready to leave the nest, they learn their species’ song by hearing their male parent sing it again and again. They imp...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2021
  • Length: 01:45
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The Ramsey Canyon Preserve in the Huachuca Mountains of Arizona is famous for the clouds of hummingbirds that swarm around its feeders in late summ...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2021
  • Length: 01:45
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Forty to fifty million years ago, when the climate of the Antarctic was mild and seasonal, some of the largest birds ever known flew and hunted ove...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2021
  • Length: 01:45
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By late summer, most birds hatched in spring are on their own, without help from their parents. Where do they go? Young migratory birds will head s...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2021
  • Length: 01:45
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The way that some birds flick, wag, or flare their tails can be distinctive. A flicking or flashing tail might suggest to a predator that a bird is...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2021
  • Length: 01:45
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The Greater Roadrunner is a common species in the desert and brush country of the Southwest, but its full range reaches from California to western ...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2021
  • Length: 01:45
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Biologist Erick Greene has been taking blood samples from Osprey chicks in northwest Montana for years. Ospreys eat fish, so toxins in the water be...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2021
  • Length: 01:45
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Magnificent Frigatebirds are huge, gangly seabirds found around the warm waters of the Western Hemisphere. When it comes time to mate, males inflat...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2021
  • Length: 01:45