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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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Crow experts think big communal roosts provide warmth, protection from predators, shared knowledge about food sources, and a chance to find a mate....

  • Added: Sep 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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As an old story from Germany goes, workers building the world’s tallest church were preparing to install an immensely long beam, but they couldn’t ...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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A beautiful Rose-breasted Cockatoo named Harri took the adventure of a lifetime. She set off unseen on a cruise ship from Brisbane, Australia, and ...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Rasheena Fountain studied environmental science and worked at her local Audubon Society. Now she writes about nature and diversity in the outdoors....

  • Added: Sep 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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An estimated 1.5 billion Red-billed Quelea live in Africa today, making them the most abundant of all wild birds. The sparrow-sized Red-billed Quel...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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In spring, we often hear woodpeckers hard at work, carving out nest holes in tree trunks. And now that fall has arrived, we may hear that excavatin...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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It’s October in Yosemite. Acorn Woodpeckers, Clark’s Nutcrackers, Red-breasted Nuthatches, and Mountain Chickadees like this one know it’s time to ...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Black-crowned Night-Herons feed primarily on fish, but they will consume everything from earthworms to clams to eggs of nesting birds and refuse at...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Kelsen Caldwell drives a bus in and around Seattle for King County Metro. As a bus driver, sometimes there’s downtime if your bus is moving too fas...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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The Merlin Bird ID smartphone app from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a free, easy way to help you identify new birds. The app asks a series of ...

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