BirdNote

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BirdNote stories immerse listeners into the natural world. Rich in imagery, sound, and information, daily shows of 1:45 and extended podcast series are grounded in science and offer a connection to nature enjoyed by listeners since 2005.

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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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The songs and sounds of birds are all around us. What can we learn when we stop to listen?

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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.

Caption: Illustration of a Baltimore Oriole, Osprey and American Tree Sparrow flying over our host, Tenijah Hamilton, smiling and holding binoculars, against a background of trees and tall buildings. , Credit: Hayden Maynard
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A podcast about the joy of birds and the ways that humans can help them through simple, everyday actions.

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Last year, Tenijah Hamilton discovered her love of birds – and found out that birds are in trouble. On a mission to help bring birds back, Tenijah joined bird enthusiasts from different backgrounds, identities, and communities to learn and share simple, everyday actions people can take to help the birds that bring us all joy. Follow Tenijah's journey as Bring Birds Back returns for a second season on May 18th - she brings more tips and helpful information about what we can do to make the world a better place for birds and humans.

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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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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.


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For many species of birds, scientists know more about the males than the females. And that’s a problem when making a conservation plan for a specie...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2022
  • Length: 01:45
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By late summer, the male Mallard’s need for fancy feathers to attract the females has passed. These birds have molted, and their bright feathers ar...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2022
  • Length: 01:45
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When you think of bird migrations, you might think of a bluebird or a robin first. But some owls do migrate – such as the Short-eared Owl, which fl...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2022
  • Length: 01:45
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When courting in spring, male and female Cedar Waxwings communicate with distinctly different calls and, perched side by side, often pass back and ...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2022
  • Length: 01:45
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Some birds stash unopened seeds for use later. But how do they know which seeds are worth the trouble, before expending the energy to open them? A ...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2022
  • Length: 01:45
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Long, upward slopes called escarpments offer a good chance of seeing some of the many raptor species found in Belize. Shaped like a compact Red-tai...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2022
  • Length: 01:45
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By August, many birds have just completed the intense rigors of nesting and raising young and now undergo a complete molt. Molt is a cyclic process...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2022
  • Length: 01:45
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In this episode of BirdNoir, the P.I. gets a call from Mrs. Pico, a friendly woman who always has homemade cookies ready for visitors. But someone’...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2022
  • Length: 01:45
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The ‘Ua’u or Hawaiian Petrel is an endangered species once thought extinct or nearly so. But in recent decades, biologists have relocated some of t...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2022
  • Length: 01:45
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Many birds migrate at night, taking advantage of less turbulent conditions and cooler temperatures. But that also means that migrating birds can g...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2022
  • Length: 01:45