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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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A parrot’s eyes are located on the sides of its head. So, if it wants to look at something — say, a delicious piece of fruit — it has to cock its h...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:45
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Traveling home after a flight into Seattle’s Sea-Tac airport, you might share a ride on the shuttle with a Red-tailed Hawk! To protect passengers, ...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:45
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Mother Goose was sometimes illustrated as an old country woman wearing a tall hat and riding on the back of a goose. Or sometimes as just a big, mo...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:45
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Ecuador is home to 1,600 species of birds — twice the number in all of North America. Artist and naturalist Paul Greenfield, a long-time resident o...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:45
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The Great Blue Heron is tall and slender with a bill like a sword and the graceful, measured moves of a dancer. And it’s mostly quiet. But when thi...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:45
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As our climate changes, restoring coastal wetlands will be increasingly important for the welfare of people and birds. As manager of the McKinney N...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:45
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Gulls are often called "seagulls," but many spend a lot of time far away from the sea. The Franklin's Gull breeds in freshwater wetlands more than ...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:45
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Storks and babies have been linked together for centuries. But how did that old legend get started? Researchers suggest that the legend goes back t...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:45
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Some birds require habitats created by other animals. Two such landscape shapers were the American bison and the prairie dog. With the exterminatio...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:45
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A Merlin hunts boldly from a high perch. A Peregrine Falcon dives on a hapless pigeon, with an air speed approaching 200 miles per hour. The Gyrfal...

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  • Length: 01:45
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