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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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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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Some owls, like Barred Owls and Great Horned Owls, live in the city. As hunters, they find a lot to eat in the city — like rats or squirrels! Both ...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2019
  • 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 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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What looks like feet on a bird are actually its toes. That backward-looking knee is more like an ankle. A bird’s feet are suited to its unique way ...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Three-quarters of Hawaii's native flowering plants probably came from seeds that hitched rides with birds. Sticky or barbed seeds adhere to the fea...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Peer into an owl's face – there is something almost human about its large, forward-facing eyes. The Great Gray Owl, which stands two feet tall and ...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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To help backyard birds through the winter, do less. Leave the leaves or rake them under plantings. The tasty insects and spiders underneath will be...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Project FeederWatch, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon, is a window on the birds of winter. Through Project FeederWa...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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The American Wigeon is a grazer. Its bill is narrow, with a pointed tip like that of a goose. When feeding on water plants, a wigeon grabs a leaf a...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Ever heard the term “eagle eye”? An eagle’s vision is incredibly sharp, and its eyes can weigh more than its brain. The secret to the bird’s except...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Go outside this weekend. Feel the wind in your hair. Listen to a bird. Discover a new park. Then get involved! Volunteer to lead your own bird walk...

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