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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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Caption: American Robin, Credit: Tom Grey
Autumn brings robins to feed on tree fruit and berries. Are the robins you see now the same robins that you saw in your garden last summer? Some ro...

Bought by KRPS and WOUB


  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: European Starling, Credit: Wayne Hodgkinson
European Starlings regularly adorn their twig nests with marigolds, elderberry flowers, yarrow leaves, and even willow bark — all of which are full...

Bought by KRPS and WOUB


  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Pacific Wren, Credit: Julio Molero
What does the Pacific Wren hear in a song? It's a long story. What we hear as a blur of sound, the bird hears as a precise sequence of sounds, the ...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Emu, Credit: Matt Francey
Imagine an Ostrich, an Emu, a roadrunner, and the world’s fastest man and woman, all lined up for a race. Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt holds the men...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio and KRPS


  • Added: Aug 16, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Northern Hawk Owl
More than one-third of all US lands – as well as near-shore ocean waters – are owned and shared by the American public. Marine protected areas, nat...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Whip-poor-will, Credit: Lloyd Spitalnik
In September, 1851, Henry David Thoreau wrote: "The Whip-poor-wills now begin to sing in earnest about half an hour before sunrise, as if making ha...

Bought by WOUB, KRPS, and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 16, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Humboldt Penguin, Credit: William Warby
Humboldt Penguins living along the Pacific Coast of Chile and Peru are adapted to cold. But on land, temperatures rise to 100+ degrees, and penguin...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Aug 16, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Orchard Orioles
It’s late August, and BirdNote is imagining the bird life at Garrison Keillor’s mythical Lake Wobegon. The loons are now quiet. And the Purple Mart...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Jul 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
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During the days of mammoths and saber-toothed cats, California Condors thrived over much of the continent. Today, they're one of the most endangere...

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  • Added: Jul 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Humboldt Penguin, Credit: Helen Haden
The ability to fly seems to define birds. But there are more than 50 species of flightless birds throughout the world — from the Ostrich and Kiwi t...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Jul 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1