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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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Close your eyes and let’s take a little trip today, from one landscape to another, discovering new birds calling in the wild. Particular birds are ...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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With its awe-inspiring vistas and eons of geologic time on display, the Grand Canyon also offers a unique habitat for birds. What you're likely to ...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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One summer, Swedish ornithologists attached tiny tracking devices to ten Great Snipes. A year later, they found that one bird had flown from Sweden...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Among the great firs and Ponderosa pines of Stanislaus National Forest in central California, Northern Goshawk nestlings crowd a platform nest of b...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Sometimes populations of birds split apart - a process called speciation. Where Baltimore Orioles and Bullock’s Orioles overlap in the Great Plains...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Magnificent Frigatebirds are huge, gangly seabirds found around the warm waters of the Western Hemisphere. When it comes time to mate, males inflat...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Swooping and diving through the air on its long slender wings, the Common Nighthawk emerges at dusk to chase down aerial insects. Nighthawks have s...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Willow Flycatchers arrive later than most other migrants, usually at the end of May. They're coming from South America, a long way to fly for a bir...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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In marshes across the country, birds awaken on a summer morning. Tall dense grasses and reeds often make marsh birds hard to see, but their voices ...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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For many birds, breeding and nesting are tied closely to spring. But for a bird like the White Ibis — one of the most abundant wading birds in the ...

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