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.
On our latest show: Downy Woodpeckers and Hairy Woodpeckers — and the
Innocent Bystander Hypothesis. Plus, we meet the bird some call the Red-winged Starling.
On our latest show: beautiful bird music from California; a Sandhill Crane encounter in Illinois; birding by bike in Wisconsin; and a new plan to save polar bears.
On our latest show: Following the birds by car, bike, and kayak; the “Flicker Dance"; and Wisdom the Albatross does it again.
On our latest show: Scientists discover one and a half million penguins; why the Boreal Forest is vital for birds’ survival; and why little birds like big seeds.
On our latest show: We meet the "skunk blackbird," we hear about birds dealing with stormy weather; and we congratulate the Young Birders of the Year.
On our latest show: Signs of spring! The “Voice and Soul of the Oaks,” and our new “Make Your Own Swag” contest.
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.