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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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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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Walking on eggshells usually means dealing with something delicate, fragile. But eggs are far from fragile. An egg has to be strong enough to withs...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
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Caption: Common Kingfisher, Credit: Ingo Waschkies
High-speed passenger trains in Japan were once a real headache, because their engineering caused a "tunnel boom," a huge boom created by air being ...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
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Caption: American Crow, Credit: Keith Brust
To find out if a crow can recognize an individual human face, Professor John Marzluff of the University of Washington wore a mask while trapping, b...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
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Caption: I'iwi, Credit: Jack Jeffrey
Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge was created in 1985 to protect endangered birds and their rainforest habitat. Only about 25% of old-growth ...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Red-tailed Hawk, Credit: Gregg T
In 1956, when the Eisenhower Administration announced plans for the nation’s new interstate highway system, planners foresaw 41,000 miles of superi...

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  • Added: Jan 26, 2016
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Caption: Kirtland's Warbler, Credit: Joel Trick
The climate of the earth is changing rapidly, and birds are responding accordingly. Of the 305 species found in North America in winter, nearly 60%...

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  • Added: Jan 26, 2016
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Caption: Burchell's Sandgrouse, Credit: Ian White
Sandgrouse live in some of the most parched environments on earth. To satisfy the thirst of their chicks, male sandgrouse carry water back to the n...

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  • Added: Jan 26, 2016
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Caption: Brown Pelican Feathers, Credit: M Kuhn
A single Canada Goose has between 20 and 25 thousand feathers. Some are designed to help the bird fly or shed water. Many are the short, fluffy kin...

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2015
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Caption: Pileated Woodpecker, Credit: MikeH
For most birds, keen eyesight is critical for survival. But many birds lead lives that could be very hard on the eyes — like flying at breakneck sp...

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2015
  • Length: 01:45
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Caption: Alpine Swift, Credit: Agustin Povedano
How long can a bird fly without touching the earth? To find out, Swiss scientists attached sensors to Alpine Swifts. The sensors showed long period...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2015
  • Length: 01:45