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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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Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, which came out in 1962, linked the pesticide DDT to the decline of many birds, including songbirds. But Peregrine Fa...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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With the strong, direct flight of a falcon, a tropicbird can catch a flying fish on the wing, or plunge like an arrow into the sea and — with its s...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Birds can be sleek, aerodynamic, and powerful — all in one package. Automakers picked up on this early: a cool bird name will sell cars. So far, mo...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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The Reddish Egret, a particularly glamorous heron, is best known for its startling antics in capturing fish. When fishing, the egret sprints across...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Patrick Comins, executive director of Audubon Connecticut, explains what being a conservationist means to him. "If you've ever seen a Scarlet Tanag...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Nature has produced some exceptionally strange animals. One such creature is the Oilbird of northern South America. The Oilbird prefers a diet of w...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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When Rachel Carson was preparing to publish Silent Spring, her most intimate friend Dorothy Freeman was worried that Carson would be persecuted. Bu...

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  • Added: Dec 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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The "Violaceous" Trogon (recently split into three species), which nests in Mexico, Central America, and northern South America, often excavates it...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Flapping with deep, slow wing-motion, a Short-eared Owl appears almost to float above the ground. This owl has an extensive world range, including ...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Western Tanagers dart from tree to tree, on the lookout for delicious bugs. They’ll find them by scanning the tree bark — or maybe snatching them f...

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