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.

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

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

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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.

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
8 Pieces

A podcast about the joy of birds and the ways that humans can help them through simple, everyday actions.

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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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Some birds, such as the Northern Bobwhite, take their names from their songs or vocalizations: "Bobwhite! Bobwhite!" The Killdeer is another bird n...

  • Added: May 20, 2022
  • Length: 01:45
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Brown-headed Cowbirds have a sneaky approach to parenthood. They lay eggs in the nests of other songbirds, and the songbird hosts often raise the c...

  • Added: May 20, 2022
  • Length: 01:45
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Most birds are mostly waterproof. Their feathers, aided by oil from preen glands, keep them pretty watertight. So why do birds avoid flying during ...

  • Added: May 20, 2022
  • Length: 01:45
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The massive Kori Bustard struts across the savannahs of Eastern and Southern Africa. Its crested head sits on top of a long neck and stilted legs. ...

  • Added: May 20, 2022
  • Length: 01:45
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Since Killdeer don’t always pick the safest places to lay their eggs, they’ve developed a clever way to protect their young. They use the art of di...

  • Added: May 20, 2022
  • Length: 01:45
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The spider’s web is an intricate piece of precision engineering. Made from large proteins, it’s sticky, stretchy, and tough. So it’s no surprise th...

  • Added: May 20, 2022
  • Length: 01:45
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John J. Audubon’s name is featured in the titles of many bird conservation groups. The Audubon Naturalist Society, or ANS, is one of the oldest, th...

  • Added: May 20, 2022
  • Length: 01:45
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The video game Alba: A Wildlife Adventure lets you have adventures in a stunning virtual landscape while curled up at home with a cup of hot cocoa....

  • Added: May 20, 2022
  • Length: 01:45
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When it’s predictable and wildlife is well adapted, natural flooding can create a biological bonanza. In the Amazon River Basin, which holds one-fi...

  • Added: May 20, 2022
  • Length: 01:45
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In grasslands of the central U.S., birds called Dickcissels sing a quirky song that “spells out” the syllables of their name. Dickcissels are appro...

  • Added: May 20, 2022
  • Length: 01:45