Our latest show comes from the L.L.Bean/Maine Audubon Birding Festival in Freeport, Maine — featuring on-site guests from Maine, and Alberta, Canada; a Mystery Bird winner from South Dakota; and more hijinks with Mike O’Connor from Cape Cod.
On today’s show: Project Puffin creator Dr. Steve Kress is our guest. Plus, we meet another slightly misnamed bird, and Mike offers help with how (or whether) to rescue backyard baby birds.
On our latest show: The power of awe…triggered by a beautiful backyard visitor. Plus, the master of marine migration, and how your Golden Retriever can help bring birds to your backyard.
On today's show: Advice on attracting Baltimore Orioles; the spinning Phalarope; and a teacher who's created a high school ornithology course that's drawing big numbers of students!
On our latest show — direct from beautiful Wildlands Trust in Plymouth, Mass. — we learn what the birds are telling us about climate change. Plus, we meet the Tennessee Warbler, and get a western woodpeckers report from our Mike O’Connor.
Associate Producer Debbie Blicher interviewed Grand Canyon ranger Ron Brown (no relation to Ray!) when we visited there in September 2016. Here's Ranger Ron's perspective on Hawkwatch and what it's like to work at Grand Canyon National Park.
On our latest show: birds vs. wind turbines; hummingbird help; and, is the Teleocrater the earliest ancestor of birds? Hear it here:
On our latest show: homing hummingbirds, House Finch help, and Whitman sings Whip-poor-will.
On our latest show, we meet the bird that sparked a birding obsession that led to a world record. Plus, we meet the editor of the new book “Good Birders Still Don’t Wear White,” and we learn how to recognize the hawks visiting your backyard.
On our latest show: The King of the Eiders; a wonderful way to learn about birds; and how crows avoid contact with your car.
On our latest show: Localized advice for plantings that will attract birds to your backyard, courtesy of National Audubon’s Tod Winston. Plus: Our Mike O’Connor explains why your thistle seed isn’t working.
On our latest show: What makes American Goldfinches different; how climate change is affecting birds; and why scorpions fear the world’s smallest owl.
On our latest show: Wisdom the albatross hatches a chick -- at age 66; thousands gather "For The Birds"; and we meet a bird that's better seen than heard.
On our latest show: Bird song expert Nathan Pieplow tells us about his new Peterson Field Guide to the Bird Sounds of Eastern North America. Plus, Mike offers more nest box advice; and we learn the story of the New York Warbler.
New! Our very first podcast-only "extra." Associate Producer Debbie Blicher gets the story on the comeback of the California Condor from none other than Tice Supplee, Director of Bird Conservation at Audubon Arizona. We spoke with her at Grand Canyon National Park on 9/11/16 (broadcast episode #591).
On our latest show: An architect/birder helps birds avoid building crashes; Mike offers advice on readying bird boxes; and we hear more about climate change’s effect on bird migration.
On our latest show: The Birdist offers tips on taking kids out birding; Mike O’Connor talks about robins in winter; and we meet the spectacular “Shirt-tail Bird.”
On our latest show: How birds survive snowstorms; the growing phenomenon of Forest Bathing; and should we shoot birds at airports?
On our latest show: Why butterflies are important to birds…and humans. Plus we meet a bird that sleeps in the snow, and Mike celebrates the joys of suet.
On our latest show: a great new interactive way to learn about birds; why the Florida Scrub-Jay and its relatives are so friendly; and how to keep your bird bath from freezing over this winter.