On our latest show: How birds keep cool; bad news for some Least Terns; good news about a bird that nearly went extinct; and rare birds visit northern New England.
On our latest Talkin’ Birds show: Oystercatcher or OysterFETCHER? Saving birds from crashing into your windows; and The Birdist offers advice to new parents who are also birders.
On our latest show: Richard Nixon as environmentalist; bipartisan efforts for conservation; and a Mystery Bird that walks on water.
On our latest show: Solar power for shorebird sleuthing; a speed slowdown for swallows; and good news from the Galápagos.
On our latest show: How baby birds avoid sunburn; why crows attack ravens; and a Prince works to help save the planet.
On our latest show: Great Crested Flycatchers disturb the peace in Mike O’Connor’s Cape Cod backyard; a standoff between a Blues Festival and a Killdeer is resolved in Ottawa; and British Columbia leads the way in attracting young birders.
On our latest show: Superstar birders Wayne Petersen and Paul Baicich offer highlights of the last Birding Community E-Bulletin; Mike O’Connor talks about America’s National Bird, and maybe a new one for Canada; we meet Fulmarus glacialis — the Northern Fulmar -- and we talk about one of conservation’s best ideas: the Duck Stamp.
On our latest show: “Today was the greatest birding day of my life.” We talk to the man who said that, and hear the story about his amazing day. Plus, Mike O’Connor regales us with tales of backyard bird nesting. And, we’ll meet the bird that looks like a sparrow dipped in raspberry juice.
On our latest show: a college in Maine saves migrating birds; Mike O'Connor welcomes Great Crested Flycatchers to his backyard; and how study of bird songs may help with human speech problems.
On today’s show: More amazing warbler sightings in Québec; meeting the “Unicorn Puffin"; Mike is kept awake by wailing loons; and some bits of good news about the Ocean Plastic Crisis.
On our latest show: The biggest warbler count of all time? A warbler that eats wax. And quiet feeders in the “June Swoon.”
Our latest show originates from the L.L.Bean/Maine Audubon Birding Festival in Freeport, Maine with guests from Maine Audubon and Wildlife Acoustics (makers of the Song Sleuth bird ID app). Plus, Mike O’Connor rhapsodizes about the beauty of…mud.
On our latest show: The Birdist (aka Nick Lund) imagines robotically enhanced birdwatching; Mike learns that Baltimore Orioles can untie knots in fishing line; and we learn why spying on penguins may help save them.
On our latest show: Snowy Owls, Black-legged Kittiwakes, and Atlantic Puffins in trouble; a concrete solution to a global emissions problem; and a Mother’s Day salute to the single moms of the bird world.
On our latest show: We connect with Cape May and Cape Cod; we meet the feisty Carolina Wren; and we report results of Global Big Day 2018.
On our latest show: Help for birds approaching wind turbines; a possible partial plastic pollution solution; and, welcoming orioles to your backyard.
On our Earth Day show: Earth Day Network President Kathleen Rogers is our special guest. Plus, we get a hummingbird report from Cape Cod, and we meet the beautiful Northern Parula.
On our latest show: the Migratory Bird Treaty Act under attack; the bird that walks to the breeding grounds; how birds use the earth’s magnetic field in migration; and why you might want to stock up on mealworms for your backyard birds.
Associate producer Debbie Blicher interviewed Dr. Andrea Townsend at the 2017 Mass Audubon Annual Birders' Meeting. Dr. Townsend is called "The Crow Lady" on campus at Hamilton College. Listen to find out why, and why it's worth studying this ubiquitous urban bird.
On our latest show: Why do neotropical birds risk the hazards of northward migration? -- tropical bird expert John Kricher explains. Plus, we meet one of those neotropical migrants — the Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, aka the “Little Mockingbird.” And make offers advice on where to place your nest boxes.