On our latest show: Good news about Piping Plovers from Boston and Chicago; bad news about seabirds eating plastic; birds communicating egg-to-egg; and Mike explains why birds put food in birdbaths.
Today's encore Talkin' Birds show is one of our favorites from this summer. Learn why some warblers won't go west; hear the duck dude that sounds like an Evinrude; and get a great solution to your House Sparrow problem.
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 House Finch gets some respect; the House Sparrow not so much; and grackles endure outright hostility. Plus, how sunflower seeds were spirited out of the Soviet Union.
Legendary filmmaker Ken Burns joins us live to talk about an exciting National Parks milestone.
Videographer Shawn Carey, just back from his second tour of the oil-fouled Louisiana coast, joins us in studio. Plus, an appreciation of the "rat with wings"; and Mike O'Connor explodes a myth about exploding rice.
Award-winning author and naturalist Scott Weidensaul talks about the new "Birds & Beans" initiative. Also, the theme from Rawhide helps us re-introduce a Featured Feathered Friend, and Mike O'Connor tells a listener how gorging House Sparrows retain their slender shapes.
One listener suggests to another that there's only one sure way to eliminate House Sparrows—and it's not pretty. Plus, a couple o' cowpokes introduce our Featured Feathered Friend.
Why House Sparrows prefer certain kinds of...cars! And a Mystery Bird that "used to be" a Warbler.