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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

Caption: Maria Schneider, American Composer
BirdNote’s Chris Peterson spoke with American composer, Maria Schneider, about how birds inspired her jazz composition Cerulean Skies, which receiv...

Bought by Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 03, 2014
  • Length: 05:47
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Northern Cardinal
Ahh, summer baseball...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, WETD, Prairie Public, and WKCC


  • Added: Mar 24, 2010
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Gray Catbird
Longtime baseball announcer Red Barber often described a player in a winning situation as “sitting in the catbird seat.” So what is “sitting in the...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, WETD, Prairie Public, and WKCC


  • Added: Mar 24, 2010
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Bald Eagle, Credit: Paul Bannick
Stretch your arms as far as you can, and imagine a bird whose reach is even greater!

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


  • Added: Oct 05, 2009
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Great Blue Heron, Credit: Tom Grey
Tall and prehistoric-looking, the Great Blue Heron is the largest heron in North America.

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


  • Added: Oct 05, 2009
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Lesser Yellowlegs, Credit: Paul Bannick
We’ve all seen sandpipers foraging busily on mudflats and at the ocean’s edge.

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, WETD, Prairie Public, and WKCC


  • Added: Oct 05, 2009
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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The Northern Flicker is a woodpecker, but one that hardly looks the part.

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


  • Added: Aug 10, 2009
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Barn Owl fledgling
Your listeners will never get closer to a Barn Owl than on this moonlit night. Take them 'there'!

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


  • Added: Jul 13, 2009
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: American Crow
A full dish of bird puns - you have to hear it to appreciate it!

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, WETD, Prairie Public, and WKCC


  • Added: Jul 13, 2009
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: The larger egg of a Brown-headed Cowbird (right) in the nest of a Wilson’s Warbler., Credit: Ventana Wildlife Society / Greg Lavaty
Cowbirds.....leaving those parents to raise their young. But why?

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, WETD, Prairie Public, WKCC, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 13, 2009
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5