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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 typical bird nest will have maybe four to six eggs neatly arranged by the parent to hunker down on. But in one Rhea nest, you may find between 50...

Bought by KIYU-FM


  • Added: Dec 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
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For most birds, wings are for flying. But for Rock Pigeons, they’re also for clapping. When the pigeons erupt into flight, some may slap their wing...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
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Since 1998, Charlotte Goedsche has been studying the Cerulean Warblers that breed in the mountains near Asheville, North Carolina. And she has lear...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Dec 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
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It's winter and time for a vacation. Let's head to the Amazon! With names like the Screaming Piha, the Blue-crowned Motmot, and the Black-necked Re...

Bought by KCSB-FM and PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 2
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Midway Atoll is the winter home of nearly a million nesting albatrosses. Laysan Albatrosses return to Midway in November to breed. Roughly 450,000 ...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
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While camping in the mountains, you might see this Canada Jay (formerly known as the Gray Jay — but before that, as the Canada Jay!), boldly swoopi...

Bought by KIYU-FM and PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 2
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Light, fluffy snow can be up to 90% trapped air — just the thing to keep birds and other animals warm. Ptarmigan spend winter nights in cozy caves ...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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For small songbirds, surviving a cold winter night can be challenging. Their bodies lose heat faster than those of larger birds. So little birds ha...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Any fisherman will tell you that to catch a fish, you need the right bait, the perfect spot by the water’s edge, and patience. While they don’t use...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
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For most birds, keen eyesight is critical for survival. But many birds lead lives that can be very hard on the eyes — like flying at breakneck spee...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:45