On our latest show: owls saving grapevines; tough news for Greater Sage Grouse and Whooping Cranes; and the amazing Oenanthe oenanthe.
On our latest show: How birds may find their way home by sound — infrasound, that is. Plus, more evidence that native plants offer more bugs for birds. And, Mike explains why you might want to offer safflower seeds to your backyard birds.
On our latest show: Why some warblers won't go west; the duck dude that sounds like an Evinrude; and a great solution to your House Sparrow problem.
On our latest show: the impressive, if scary, Black Vulture; birdwatching at the mall; and some good conservation news from California.
On our latest show: Mallards as predators; VIP Honeybees; and the bird whose very name says Summer (literally).
On our latest show: An amazing bird/music collaboration; grackles and birdbaths; and Happy Birthday Henry David Thoreau. Hear it here: Talkinbirds.com/archive
On our latest show: weed for your woodpeckers; in defense of the Blue Jay; and kids solving avian mysteries with Bird Sleuth.
On our latest Talkin’ Birds show: a 100 million-year-old flying hatchling; another of the Birdist’s Rules of Birding; and juvenile behavior in your backyard.
On our latest show: We talk with the author of an amazing new book called The Wonder of Birds. Plus, Mike reassures backyard birders that their missing visitors will soon return. And, we travel to Cape May, New Jersey in search of a bird that we probably won’t find there.
On our latest show: A live birding report from Nova Scotia; a maniacal-sounding woodpecker; and bottled water without the bottles.
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.