The elusive Porzana carolina. Plus Mike O'Connor live from Alaska, and Dr. Towhee, too.
Let's Ask Mike—live from Key West. Plus, we meet Bubo virginianus and learn about a very special bird-themed concert.
We have the scoop on a new birding movie. Live from America's best bird store!
100 million Mystery Birds. And Mike O'Connor tries to answer the question: Why don't British women twitch?
We meet a bird with a balaclava; we feature America's biggest swallow; and Mike O'Connor muses on mealworms.
We hear the strange legend of a bird hatched from barnacles. Also: what's happening to our honeybees. And Mike O'Connor answers a most unusual question.
We welcome Mass Audubon's John Galluzzo, who recently completed a year of nature walks in all 351 Massachusetts cities and towns. Also, we present a "Let's Ask Mike" segment that we call "Birds as Polar Bears," and a listener from the great state of Ohio solves the mystery of the Specklebelly.
We check out the Snowy Owl explosion; we present a Let's Ask Mike segment entitled "Making homemade suet—just don't do it"; and we find out why Roman candles and roosting birds just don't mix.
Mike O'Connor explains why bird seed prices have gone up so much, and whether there's relief in sight. And we get an update on an amazing sexagenarian.
Field guide author Ted Floyd offers some intriguing ideas about identifying birds; we feature a bird that only Constitution signers could love; and Mike O'Connor answers a question from a big fan.
You'll have to move fast to catch our Mystery Bird; we call our Let's Ask Mike segment "That squirrel is big...and it has antlers"; and we feature the bird that sounds like an outboard motor.
We find our Featured Feathered Friend over the bounding Maine; Mass Audubon's Wayne Petersen and John Galluzzo talk about the State of the Birds; and Mike O'Connor helps us figure out if we're overfeeding our bluebirds.
We'll hear about birds in the wild that are learning to talk; our man Mike O'Connor (whose book appears in the new movie "The Big Year") helps a listener with grackle issues; and Bob Dylan helps us introduce our Featured Feathered Friend.
Sparrow expert Jim Sweeney joins us in studio; Mike O'Connor answers a listener's question about (bird)house cleaning; and we visit a coffeehouse to learn about our Featured Feathered Friend.
We learn about "winners" and "losers" in bird populations; Mike O'Connor helps a listener with a cowbird conundrum; and we offer a Mystery Bird that lives only in California.
A Virginia listener translates from German to identify our Mystery Bird; we feature a tern that doesn't dive for fish; and Mike O'Connor helps a listener who's "wonderin' where the woodies are."
This episode's Mystery Bird lives almost exclusively in the U.S; our Featured Feathered Friend is found out at sea: and Mike O'Connor is in the backyard for some evening dining with the Cardinal.
We offer some info on how birds cope with storms; we talk with Tom McNichol from the amazing Charles River Cleanup Boat; and our man Mike O'Connor provides an explanation about wrestling mockingbirds.
We revisit the "Kentucky Birdy"; we feature a beautiful bee killer; and Mike O'Connor helps a backyard birder who has no backyard birds.
We present an oddly-named Mystery Bird; we feature a bird that's the biggest of its kind; and Mike O'Connor helps an urban birdwatcher.