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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.


Pieces

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If we had to pick one bird’s voice to symbolize our Eastern woodlands, the Blue Jay’s voice would likely be it. And as a frequent visitor to back y...

Bought by KRPS, WMUU-LP, KKWE Niijii Radio, WETD, and WKCC


  • Added: Oct 08, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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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 KKWE Niijii Radio, WETD, and WKCC


  • Added: Oct 08, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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As the sun sets over the Connecticut River, as many as 300,000 Tree Swallows gather on the wing in one huge, tightly choreographed flock. With dusk...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, WETD, and WKCC


  • Added: Oct 08, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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When courting in spring, male and female Cedar Waxwings communicate with distinctly different calls and, perched side by side, often pass back and ...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, WETD, and WKCC


  • Added: Oct 08, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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On September 1, 1914, Martha, the last known Passenger Pigeon, died in the Cincinnati Zoo. It’s hard to believe there were billions of Passenger Pi...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, WMUU-LP, New Hampshire Public Radio, WETD, and WKCC


  • Added: Oct 08, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Some cloudless night in September, when the air is clear, you may see birds flying across the yellow face of the moon! September is peak migration ...

Bought by WMUU-LP, KKWE Niijii Radio, WETD, and WKCC


  • Added: Oct 08, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: American Crow (left) and Common Raven, Credit: © Tom Grey
Is that big black bird a crow or a raven? How can you tell? Ravens (seen right here) often travel in pairs, while crows (left) are seen in larger g...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, WETD, WKCC, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 08, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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28 second promo for the BirdNote series: Alex Chadwick Goes to Big Bend National Park

Bought by Radio Newark and Marfa Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 15, 2014
  • Length: :28
  • Purchases: 2
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15 second promo for the BirdNote series, Alex Chadwick in Big Bend National Park

Bought by Radio Newark and Marfa Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 15, 2014
  • Length: :15
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Cowbird flock, predawn, Credit: Hunter Desportes
Big Bend National Park, in Southwest Texas, is an enormous and happy blend of habitat – in the middle of many migratory bird flyways. Here is BirdN...

Bought by Prairie Public, Radio Newark, Marfa Public Radio, KWMR, and Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 11, 2014
  • Length: 03:40
  • Purchases: 5