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Escape the daily grind and immerse yourself in the natural world. Rich in imagery, sound, and information, BirdNote inspires you to notice the world around you. Join us for daily two-minute stories about birds, the environment, and more.

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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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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 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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A bird’s stomach is divided into two parts. The first part is a lot like our stomach; it’s filled with digestive juices to break down food. But the...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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It’s likely that the Mayans of southern Mexico were the first to domesticate turkeys. Early Spanish explorers in the Americas took these domestic b...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Sharp, insistent cries signal the presence of one of North America’s most beautiful birds of prey: the Red-shouldered Hawk. There’s no mistaking th...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2019
  • 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 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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If a young American Robin survives its first winter, its chances of survival go up. But robins still don’t live very long. The oldest robins in you...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Boreal Chickadees live in the boreal forest year-round. How do they survive the harsh winter? First, during summer, they cache a great deal of food...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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California's Salton Sea is hot and smelly - and it's also a Mecca for thousands of wintering birds. This inland sea formed when the Colorado River ...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Everybody’s heard of a gaggle of geese and a covey of quail. But what’s a group of penguins called? And a “conspiracy” of ravens? Maybe the way we ...

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  • Added: Oct 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Birds at a suet feeder... What a burst of vitality on a chilly morning! What's the attraction? A cake of suet, suspended from a branch in a small w...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:45