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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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Among most North American songbirds, it’s males alone who sing. But during the nesting season, we also hear female cardinals. Just when she sings a...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:45
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Why are some creatures rare and others common? What forces – natural and manmade – cause rarity? Eric Dinerstein travels far and wide for answers. ...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:45
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In his book Welcome To Subirdia, bird expert John Marzluff offers a guide for living in close proximity to birds and other wildlife. His advice inc...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:45
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One of the best studies of a North American bird ever written was published by a citizen-scientist named Margaret Morse Nice. Margaret Nice banded ...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:45
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Each September, thousands of Vaux's Swifts roost in the chimney of Chapman Elementary School in Portland, Oregon, a stopover on their southern migr...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:45
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New Zealand was once home to a massive parrot that stood three feet tall, about hip-high to most adult humans. It’s estimated that the bird weighed...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:45
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At sunset, the male American Woodcock - a plump, robin-sized bird - walks slowly on short legs from the cover of the forest to a nearby clearing. A...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:45
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Mockingbirds, masters of mimicry, are prone to ramble on and on. Sometimes they even sing at night. Thomas Jefferson kept Northern Mockingbirds in ...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:45
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In “The Lark Ascending,” composer Ralph Vaughan Williams conjures up a bucolic vision of pastoral England. Small fields, hedgerows, an early summer...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:45
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Springtime in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in southeastern California. Cacti and wildflowers glisten with raindrops, and birds begin to sing....

  • Added: Mar 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:45