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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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In World War I, carrier pigeons were crucial in relaying messages from the front to positions behind the lines. The most renowned was Cher Ami - or...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Holiday cards often feature gorgeous red cardinals against a snowy landscape. So it’s easy to assume the birds have always been a colorful presence...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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The first printed bird book, The Principal Birds of Aristotle and Pliny, was published in 1544. Written by the English physician and naturalist Wil...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Early this fall, the tiny Wilson's Warbler began its long migration to Belize, where it winters. Navigating by the stars, the 1/4-ounce bird made a...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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You’ve probably heard the old saying: “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.” Well, it’s a very old saying, and it’s gone through some chang...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Few backyard birds in North America are more widespread than the Song Sparrow. But it was the study of this seemingly unremarkable bird that helped...

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  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
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It's winter on Homer Spit in southern Alaska, and Rock Sandpipers feed along the gravelly shore. These small shorebirds probe for food. Anything th...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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By late January, some resident birds, such as the Northern Mockingbird, are beginning their spring singing. When you step outside on a particularly...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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The board game Wingspan came out this year to a lot of buzz. The bird-themed game is fun — but it’s also having a surprising impact. It’s gotten no...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Gyrfalcons are the largest falcons in the world, with a wingspan of almost four feet and weighing almost five pounds. The name “Gyrfalcon” derives ...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:45