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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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There are fifteen species of cranes across the globe, found everywhere but Antarctica and South America. During the winter, cranes forage and rest ...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:45
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It wasn’t until the 19th century that Northern Mockingbirds began nesting in the Northeastern states. In the 20th century, the birds expanded their...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:45
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Tall and prehistoric-looking, the Great Blue Heron is the largest heron in North America. Great Blue Herons are often seen flying high overhead wit...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:45
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Throughout history, the Japanese have viewed the crane as a symbol of good fortune. Because cranes mate for life, they also represent fidelity and ...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:45
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Northern Saw-whet Owls reveal we have much to learn about the world of birds. Author and naturalist Scott Weidensaul shares his insight: “Here’s a ...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:45
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The annual Great Backyard Bird Count, February 14-17, 2020, is sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Birdwatchers across the country count b...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:45
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The vast Canadian boreal forest provides breeding habitat for almost half of North America's migratory ducks, geese, and songbirds - including this...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:45
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On a stop at the Cocos Islands near Sumatra, the naturalist Charles Darwin described his first encounter with a special little bird. He wrote: “It ...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:45
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A young crossbill starts life with a wedge-shaped beak. As it grows up and starts to feed itself by removing conifer seeds from their tough packagi...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:45
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Common Poorwills don’t sing much when the mercury drops. But they can do something else that is remarkable. As the winter cold deepens, these petit...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:45