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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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.

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This spring, BirdNote is asking our listeners for their support. In these five shows, get a glimpse behind the scenes into how BirdNote is made, and learn how your support allows us to bring joy to our listeners and spark appreciation for birds. BirdNote is an independent nonprofit that partners with local radio stations to bring a moment of wonder to your day — every day. That’s why for just one week, we’re asking you to support BirdNote with a donation at BirdNote.org. The episodes will run either the first or last week of May, during BirdNote's Spring Fundraiser.

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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8 Pieces

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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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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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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Bats and birds have evolved very different ways of flying. Birds have stiff feathers projecting from lightweight, fused arm and hand bones; bats ha...

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  • Added: Feb 12, 2024
  • Length: 01:45
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The Pine Warbler is one of the few warblers that make appearances at bird feeders. They live year round in pine forests of the southeast U.S. and s...

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  • Added: Feb 12, 2024
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
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Woodpeckers are our most familiar bird carpenters, but other birds also chip out nests in trees and wood structures. Nuthatches — like this Red-bre...

Bought by KBIA


  • Added: Feb 12, 2024
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
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Rails are secretive marsh birds, and they’re on the decline. But a researcher playing their recorded calls over a loudspeaker could help bring them...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2024
  • Length: 01:45
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In this episode of BirdNoir, Private Eye Michael Stein gets a call from his friend Billy, a mail carrier. Billy says he hasn’t seen a single bird o...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2024
  • Length: 01:45
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As thousands of army ants march through a rainforest in Panama looking for food, countless insects try to escape. Antbirds follow the ants, waiting...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2024
  • Length: 01:45
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Boreal Owls are highly adapted to hunt in long hours of winter darkness. Uniquely, one ear opening in the skull is set high and the other much lowe...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 12, 2024
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
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Humboldt Penguins living along the Pacific Coast of Chile and Peru are adapted to cold. But on land, temperatures rise to 100+ degrees, and penguin...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2024
  • Length: 01:45
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To our ear, the haunting song of this Hermit Thrush is musical, even ethereal. To another Hermit Thrush, the song signals that a male is laying cla...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2024
  • Length: 01:45
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With their bare heads, long legs and massive bills, Wood Storks seem to have flown out of a fairytale — but in the American South they’re a real-li...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2024
  • Length: 01:45