Mass Audubon's Wayne Petersen helps identify a bird recorded by a listener in North Carolina. And we meet the bird that gave Alabama its nickname.
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 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.
The classic, if crazy, recording by The Trashmen introduces our special guest today—birding guru and author Wayne Petersen. Also on this show, we meet our Featured Feathered Friend in a 1960s coffee house, find our Mystery Bird somewhere down south, and find out whether cat food is good for your cardinals.
Mass Audubon's John Galluzzo co-hosts and we talk about wintering catbirds, Snowy Owls, Harlequin Ducks, and King Eiders. And Mike O'Connor questions a listener's theory about February-nesting bluebirds.
We get a live Christmas Bird Count report Mass Audubon's John Galluzzo; we listen to an amazing recording of a gigantic robin roost; and we hear some hawk migration numbers that boggled our minds!
Send us an email for a chance to win a Droll Yankees feeder in our Mystery Bird contest. Guests on today's show, from the River Valley Co-op in western Mass., include Mass Audubon's Wayne Petersen.
Mass Audubon's John Galluzzo co-hosts and we get a live report from a lady named Krill out in Cape Cod Bay. Also today, Mike O'Connor answers two questions for a listener, and we hear about a bird with a prodigious appetite for conifer seeds.
Mass Audubon's John Galluzzo joins us as co-host; we learn some fascinating facts about the Wilson's Snipe; and we hear about what might be the start of a big winter finch invasion.
Mass Audubon's Wayne Petersen tells us about a new program that will turn off the lights in Boston skyscrapers to reduce energy use...and save migrating birds. And we stump our listeners in today's Mystery Bird Contest.
We talk by phone with Mass Audubon's John Galluzzo in the middle of his bird walk, and former sanctuary director David Clapp pays us an entertaining visit in the studio.
Master birder Vern Laux joins us live from a Cape Cod thicket, and Mass Audubon's John Galluzzo reports on his Yellow Rail finding...and photos!
Mass Audubon's John Galluzzo joins us live in studio; we talk about raptors, finches, and shorebirds; and how to protect your feeder birds against cats.
Former Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuary Director David Clapp talks about migration season; and our resident "professor" Doctor Rufus Towhee stumps Ray (as usual) with his Bird Word of the Day.
Vern Laux shares observations about shorebirds, and John Galluzzo of Mass Audubon reports from the footsteps of Thoreau.
Mass. Audobon's John Galluzzo talks about "birding by ear" and the Baltimore Oriole Project; and our Featured Feathered Friend is the Bonaparte's Gull.
Peter Yaukey of the University of New Orleans talks about the impact of Hurricane Katrina on bird; Mass Audubon's David Clapp describes migration sightings; our tip about fighting squirrel attacks; and "Doctor" Rufus Towhee has our "Bird Word of the Day."