On our latest Talkin’ Birds Radio Show: the beautiful Red-shouldered Hawk; a possible solution to the bird/wind turbine problem; movies about birding; remembering the Carolina Parakeet; and, This Bud’s For You.
On our latest show: the joys of suet; the “Rain Crow”; a conservation salute to the great Paul Simon; and researchers uncover a new feathered dinosaur.
On our latest show: How a bird protects its eggs from flying squirrels; Mike finally sees some California Condors; and, why plastic straws are not as harmless as they look.
On our latest show: Saving birds from oil spills…and fishing gear; a most unusual duck; and Mike spies some cool birds in Arizona.
On our latest show: We meet the Boss of the Backyard; we talk with the legendary David Sibley; and we find out what landed on Mike O’Connor’s hat.
On Our Latest Show: Nuthatch vs. Squirrel; a reclusive rail; and decoding the sounds of Mourning Doves.
On our latest show: Saving the American Kestrel; outdoor bathing in sub-zero weather (for birds, that is); and the loud-calling, quiet-flying Long-eared Owl.
On our final show of 2017: The Butterbill; below-zero bird bathing; and why natural corks are best for bottles (of wine, that is).
On our latest show: The Dinosaur Duck; the remarkable Rock Pigeon; what’s killing Kittiwakes, and last-SECOND gift ideas.
On our latest show: An owl in an engine compartment; a tiny bird that’s louder than a rooster (pound for pound, that is); and why you might want to whip up some vegetarian suet.
On our latest show: The Christmas Bird Count; the King of Ducks; and a Screech Owl in Mike’s back yard.
On our latest show: The biggest finch; the car mirror smasher; an Xmas tree suggestion; and hope for coastal Dead Zones.
On our latest show: 6,042! That’s how many bird species Noah Strycker saw during his Global Big Year, and he joins to tell us about his adventure, and his amazing book, Birding Without Borders: An Obsession, a Quest, and the Biggest Year in the World. Plus, will this be a big year for Snowy Owls in the lower 48? We’ll find out from our man Mike O’Connor.
On our latest show: Birds’ “expanded reality”; albatrosses aiding in drone design; and some good advice about buying binoculars.
On today’s show: We welcome Tanzanian safari guide Joseph Ndunguru, eco-tourism leader David Clapp, and videographer Shawn Carey as in-studio guests. Plus, we give some props to an under- appreciated bird, and hear about an unusual avian visitor to Cape Cod.
On our latest show: how to co-exist with a non-birding spouse; an answer to why your backyard birds may have disappeared; and how a giant vacuum cleaner may help combat global warming.
On our latest show: Warblers vs. The Wall in South Texas; the “Greedy Beak” at your feeders; and Sounds in the Night just in time for Halloween.
On our latest show: Cats, mining, and disappearing insects as threats to birds. Plus, we meet the beautiful White-throated Sparrow, and Mike answers a question about feeding bread to birds in the backyard and down at the duck pond.
On our latest show: We meet the Lapland Longspur; we talk with Dr. Steve Kress about threats to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; and we hear a listener’s ideas about feeding peanuts to our backyard birds.
On our latest show: The Macaulay Library’s Matt Young tells us why there are more Red Crossbill species than we thought. Plus, Mike O’Connor offers some practical advice about bird baths, and we meet a bird that does something that none of its relatives ever does.