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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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Some early sailors, visiting remote Pacific islands, surely feared that the ungodly wailing on shore meant they had been tricked to the gates of He...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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The Ring-necked Pheasant is likely the best-known bird in North America that isn’t native to the continent. Indigenous to Asia, Ring-necked Pheasan...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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With its rubbery-sounding rattles and clownish red eyebrows, the ptarmigan is quite the stand-out northern bird. As winter approaches, the ptarmiga...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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What does the Pacific Wren hear in a song? It's a long story. What we hear as a blur of sound, the bird hears as a precise sequence of sounds, the ...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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It’s a wistful moment when your backyard birds — like these Black-capped Chickadees — depart their nestboxes. By October, it’s time for one last du...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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The Purple Martin is the largest swallow that nests in the US and Canada. During fall, Purple Martins from western North America migrate to a disti...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Autumn…and geese fly high overhead in V-formation. But what about that V-formation, angling outward through the sky? This phenomenon — a kind of sy...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Parrots have strong, hooked beaks that are great for cracking tough seeds. Their feet allow them to climb and to hold on to objects, like food. Par...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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The swallows that make mud nests in spring and catch flying insects all summer are now far south in Mexico, and Central and South America. It's onl...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Pinyon Jays take their name from pinyon pines. Extracting the seeds from cones, the jays fill their throats. Then they fly to a caching site, somet...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45