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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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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The tiny Common Redpoll, one of the smallest members of the finch family, weighs only as much as four pennies, yet it survives the cold and darknes...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
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Although we may think of autumn as the end of the growing season, a sort of winding down in the natural world, for birds it’s as much a season of r...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:45
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Polar Bears symbolize the icy landscapes of the far north like no other animal. The bear's way of life — its very survival — is inseparable from th...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:45
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An immense field appears to be covered with snow, blanketed in white. But a closer look reveals more than 10,000 Snow Geese. Snow Geese nest on Wra...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:45
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In the depths of winter, when open water is frozen over, it can be challenging for birds to stay hydrated. Some birds eat the frozen water all arou...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:45
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There used to be a saying about somebody who doesn’t eat much — “she eats like a bird.” But how much does a bird typically eat? As a rule of thumb,...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:45
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Every summer, puffins — like this Horned Puffin — grow blazingly colorful layers over the bases of their huge beaks. But in the winter, puffins lea...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:45
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Some birds have always called nocturnally, but other species are relative newcomers to the nighttime music scene, specifically in urban areas. Bird...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:45
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Aplomado Falcons were once widespread residents of the American Southwest, but by the 1950s, they'd disappeared entirely from the region. Loss of h...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:45
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Red-tailed Hawks typically have a nesting territory of about a half-mile to a full square mile, depending on how much food there is. Bald Eagles’ n...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:45