Sound Ecology

Series produced by Jessica Eden

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Audio postcards about our environment.

Sound Ecology is a series of audio journeys that celebrate and highlight our environment. Topics range from birds, fish and trees to whales, wetlands, bears and wild bees.


28 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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An audio postcard featuring the northern harrier. Formerly called a marsh hawk, naturalist Ken Burton shares some life history about this easily id...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:59
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This segment of Sound Ecology celebrates the white-tailed kite. Naturalist Ken Burton shares some life history and behavior of this "angel hawk".

  • Added: Mar 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:59
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Estuaries are ecologically rich and important components of our coastal ecosystems. Fish biologist Katherine Osborn wrote this segment of Sound Eco...

  • Added: Feb 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:28
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An audio snapshot celebrating the unique diversity of tidepools along the pacific coast.

  • Added: Dec 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
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The bizarre and wonderful sea anemone. This segment shares sea anemone life history.

  • Added: Dec 13, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
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The mountain beaver is an important part of ecosystem health. Research Ecologist Bill Zielinski wrote this segment about this little-known mammal.

Bought by KRZA and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 31, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Ospreys are the world’s most widespread raptor, found near water everywhere except Antarctica. Naturalist Ken Burton wrote this segment about the ...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 21, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Remarkable facts about the ubiquitous resident of our coastal regions, the harbor seal.

Bought by KFOI Radio


  • Added: Feb 07, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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An audio postcard about the American Dipper, highlighting some behavioral and physiological aspects of this ubiquitous songbird along rivers and st...

Bought by KFOI Radio


  • Added: Jul 14, 2016
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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A discussion of the unparalleled conifer biodiversity in the Klamath mountain region. Taking the long view through geologic time, this segment of ...

Bought by KFOI Radio


  • Added: Jul 14, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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An audio postcard exploring seasonal changes and timing of wildlife events, a field called phenology.

Bought by KFOI Radio


  • Added: Jul 15, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Mycologist Terry Henkel discusses the diversity of fungi, loosely called mushrooms, and their importance to ecosystem health and the Klamath bioreg...

Bought by KFOI Radio


  • Added: Jul 15, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This segment of Sound Ecology highlights two small mammalian predators of the Pacific Northwest: the marten and the fisher.

  • Added: Feb 15, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
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An audio postcard highlighting the spectacular diversity and adaptability of manzanitas

Bought by KFOI Radio


  • Added: Jul 15, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Marine Protected Areas conserve the diversity and abundance of marine life, the habitats they depend on and the integrity of marine ecosystems. Cal...

Bought by KFOI Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 04, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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An audio postcard highlighting the wide variety of whales, porpoises and dolphins that inhabit the waters along northern California and southern Or...

Bought by KFOI Radio


  • Added: Jul 14, 2016
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 1
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On this segment of Sound Ecology, Ornithologist Mark Colwell features one of our dynamic coastal residents, the western snowy plover.

Bought by KFOI Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 04, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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An audio postcard highlighting Coho Salmon - their spawning habitat and behavior and their specialized adaptation for long-term survival.

  • Added: Jul 14, 2016
  • Length: 02:20
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An audio postcard highlighting the importance of eelgrass to ecosystem health.

Bought by KFOI Radio


  • Added: Jul 15, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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An audio postcard highlighting the amazing migration of Allen's Hummingbirds along the pacific flyway. Best aired late winter through spring and su...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2017
  • Length: 02:00