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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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We asked David Yarnold, President of National Audubon, why bird conservation matters. He says that preserving wild places and preserving the links ...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Birds in flocks almost invariably develop a pecking order. An alpha chicken can peck any other in the flock, and a beta chicken can peck all others...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Birds' legs have an adaptation called "rete mirabile" that minimizes heat loss. The arteries that transport warm blood into the legs lie in contact...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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The boreal forest stretches across Canada and Alaska, a huge expanse of woods, wetlands and wilderness. And it’s full of magnificent forest owls th...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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The goal of the game is to attract birds to your aviary by collecting things they like to eat. Your birds are worth points, and they score you more...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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In a tropical woodland in eastern Australia, you glimpse a Southern Cassowary, a huge flightless bird that must rate as the most prehistoric lookin...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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There are two kinds of pelicans in North America – the American White Pelican and the Brown Pelican. And they’ve evolved different tactics to catch...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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It turns out, a raven's black plumage works quite well in the desert. Black feathers do conduct the sun’s warming rays, but they concentrate that s...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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When small family farms gave way to large, industrial agricultural operations, the Snow Geese followed. Waste grain left over from harvests has all...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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There used to be a saying about somebody who doesn’t eat much — “she eats like a bird.” But how much does a bird typically eat? As a rule of thumb,...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:45