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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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California Scrub-Jays are moving north up the Pacific coast of North America. The crafty birds join a number of other corvids, the crow- and jay-li...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio and KPUP


  • Added: Aug 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 2
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Today you’ll find Snowy Egrets in the south and central United States and in remnant wetlands along the Atlantic coast. But once, they were rare. D...

Bought by KPUP


  • Added: Aug 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
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A tern or gull plunges headfirst into the water, then bounces aloft grasping a small fish in its bill. But before the bird can swallow its catch, a...

Bought by KPUP


  • Added: Aug 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
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Wood Thrushes migrate more than 2,000 miles each way, between their summer breeding territories in the US and Canada to where they winter in Centra...

Bought by KPUP


  • Added: Aug 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
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Autumn brings many species of wintering ducks and seabirds to our waters. Watch carefully. Some dabble along the surface, feeding along shallow edg...

Bought by KPUP


  • Added: Aug 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
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Why does the American Dipper dip? One possibility is that the dipper's repetitive bobbing, against a background of turbulent water, helps conceal t...

Bought by KPUP


  • Added: Aug 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
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A “river of raptors” flows through Veracruz State in eastern Mexico during the month of September. In Living on the Wind, Scott Weidensaul describe...

Bought by KPUP


  • Added: Aug 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
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As the sun sets over the Connecticut River, as many as 300,000 Tree Swallows gather on the wing in one huge, tightly choreographed flock. With dusk...

Bought by KPUP


  • Added: Aug 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
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A clean feeder is a life-and-death matter to some birds. To protect the birds at your feeder, clean it at least once a week, more often if necessar...

Bought by KPUP


  • Added: Aug 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
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Composers from Vivaldi to Beethoven have been inspired by birdsong. But how similar is birdsong to the music we create? Two recent studies offer co...

Bought by KPUP


  • Added: Aug 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1