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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: Pileated Woodpecker, Credit: Paul Bannick
The Pileated Woodpecker makes loud, hard whacks, as it leans back and then slams its bill into the side of a living tree. Sounds painful, if not do...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 2
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Much maligned as a pest and cursed by many as an "invasive species," the European Starling has had many fans, too. Eugene Schieffelin introduced ab...

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: Nov 14, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Female Northern Cardinal, Credit: Tom Grey
You may not have seen a Northern Cardinal in the wild, but you've probably seen one on holiday cards or the cover of a bird book. During spring bre...

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: Nov 14, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Birds brighten our lives. They connect us with nature. But sometimes they connect us a bit too directly with nature. Park under the wrong tree - wh...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 14, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: wishbone, Credit:  © Kent Landerholm
The anatomical structure we call the wishbone was long thought unique to birds. But fossil discoveries of recent decades have shown that some dinos...

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: Nov 14, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Big Bend National Park, Credit: Bala Sivakumar
Alex Chadwick has been traveling in West Texas for BirdNote. The region is far from cities, but dotted with small towns. He spent time with some pe...

Bought by Troy Public Radio and Radio Newark


  • Added: Nov 12, 2014
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Black Vulture, Credit: Paul Williams
Alex Chadwick has been in Southwest Texas for BirdNote. He found nighthawks, roadrunners, and hummingbirds. Great to learn about and see. But there...

Bought by Radio Newark


  • Added: Nov 12, 2014
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Wedge-tailed Shearwater, Credit: Duncan Wright
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...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, WETD, and WKCC


  • Added: Oct 08, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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When Hank Williams wrote Your Cheatin' Heart, birds probably weren't on his mind. But researchers have found evidence of what we might call "infide...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, WETD, WKCC, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 08, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Have you noticed groups of crows flying overhead in the late afternoon, wheeling and diving? These are American Crows with a purpose. They're heade...

Bought by WOUB, WMUU-LP, KKWE Niijii Radio, WETD, and WKCC


  • Added: Oct 08, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5