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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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On a still winter afternoon, you may hear Common Goldeneyes flying low across the water. Whistlers, their wings sibilant, make the sound - as Ernes...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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These Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers appear nearly identical, but the Hairy Woodpecker is larger than the Downy, with a distinctly longer bill. And it...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Traveling "as the crow flies," eating "like a bird," and being "free as a bird" are just a few of the sayings we use to describe everyday human act...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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The Anna’s Hummingbird has undergone a major range expansion since the 1930s. And that’s largely due to humans. One study found that Anna’s Humming...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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You may see Dark-eyed Juncos in the summer, but come fall, many more — those that have been nesting in the mountains or farther north — arrive to s...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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The call of the Common Loon brings to mind a summer visit to northern lakes. A "yodel" call is given by a male on his breeding territory. With his ...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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The Northern Shrike breeds in the tundra and taiga of the north, but migrates south into the lower 48 for the winter. It has a pleasing and rhythmi...

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

  • Added: Oct 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Put your winter garden to work as a haven for birds. Leaves and brush left to compost provide foraging and roosting places, smother this year’s wee...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Deep in the dense, remote swamps of Central Africa lives the Shoebill, a massive, blue-gray stork-like bird, standing up to five feet tall. The bir...

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