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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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Caption: Dunlins, Credit: Nick Saunders
In a dramatic and sometimes deadly aerial ballet, a Peregrine Falcon dives on a flock of Dunlins. Seeking escape, the shorebirds flash white and da...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2015
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Turley Vulture, Credit: Pat Gaines
Do vultures detect carrion by sight or by smell? The lightbulb moment came to ornithologist Kenneth Stage when a Union Oil employee told him of vul...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2015
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: American Robin Nest, Credit: Julie Falk
When nesting, most birds lay a predictable number of eggs. Bald Eagles: 2. Bluebirds: 4 to 6. Mallards: 10 to 12. But how do they determine when th...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2015
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Western Bluebird, Credit: Glen Tepke
All 50 states and the District of Columbia have official birds. To become a state bird, it helped to be familiar, colorful, and have a punchy song....

Bought by KRPS and KREV-LP


  • Added: Apr 06, 2015
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Chaffinch, Credit: Peter Price
April 23 is the birthday of William Shakespeare. Mr. Shakespeare was pretty well acquainted with-among one or two other things-birds. More than for...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2015
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Carolina Wren, Credit: Kenneth Cole Schneider
When a Carolina Wren like this one sings, something remarkable happens. These birds can sing so loudly that you almost have to shout to be heard ...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2015
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: The Ten Commandments of Subirdia
In his book Welcome To Subirdia, bird expert John Marzluff offers a guide for living in close proximity to birds and other wildlife. His advice inc...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2015
  • Length: 01:45
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The chicken is perhaps the most widespread avian species in the world - and the exotic Red Jungle Fowl is the ancestor of the hybrid Araucana and R...

Bought by WOUB, KRPS, KKRN, KKWE Niijii Radio, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: A male Bachman's Warbler, Credit: Barry Kent MacKay
The tranquil song of the Kaua'i O'o graced the high, dense forests of Kaua'i until 1987, when it was heard no more. The voice of only one member of...

Bought by KRPS, KKWE Niijii Radio, WMUU-LP, and XRAY.fm


  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: A pair of House Finches, Credit: Larry Selman
House Finches are evolving rapidly and visibly. In 1941, some captive House Finches from California escaped near NYC. They spread rapidly and are n...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 2