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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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Woodpeckers, as a group, eat far more ants than most other birds do. Many other vertebrates tend to avoid ants because of their stings or because o...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Over the course of John James Audubon’s life, even in the 1800s, he noticed how quickly people were changing the wilderness. Today, hundreds of loc...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Visit a completely undisturbed ecosystem, where all the creatures we hear are all native to the land, and have coexisted and continued to evolve to...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Where some noises — like TV, traffic and random conversations — can make it hard to concentrate, birdsong may make it easier. In Alder Hey Children...

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  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Avalanches tend to follow historic channels down the face of a mountain, sweeping with them standing trees and boulders, while adjacent slopes rema...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Harpy Eagles spend their lives in tall, remote tropical forests in Central and South America, flying from tree to tree in search of food. The eagle...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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The natural world sends us messages if we’re open to receiving them. Ancient navigators put their trust in the birds’ amazing ability to find dry l...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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A crow named Betty learned how to take a straight piece of wire and bend one end into a hook. She then used the hooked end to haul a tiny bucket of...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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The Toco Toucan of South America has evolved to stay cool in the sweltering heat of the tropics. Relative to its body size, the Toco Toucan has the...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Since 1929, Michigan’s state bird has been the American Robin. But lots of people think it’s time for a change. The Black-capped Chickadee is a pop...

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