about & mission
Talkin' Birds is a live and interactive radio show about wild birds and the beauty of nature—attracting birds to your backyard, feeding them, and learning more about them. We feature expert guests and contests for prizes like bird feeders and other bird-related items each week.
Our mission is to encourage appreciation of our natural world and to promote the preservation and protection of our environment.
Talkin' Birds first hit the airwaves in 2006, broadcasting from WATD in Marshfield, Massachusetts. Nine years later, the show airs on 16 public and commercial radio stations around New England, New York, and Maryland.
Talkin' Birds celebrated its milestone 500th show in November 2014 with a live broadcast from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. Many other organizations have hosted remote broadcasts, including the Thornton W. Burgess Society (East Sandwich, MA) and Wilson Farm (Lexington, MA). In 2015, Talkin' Birds takes the show on the road to L.L. Bean (Freeport, ME) and the Canopy Family of nature resorts in Panama!
Listen in and be part of the show by calling in with a question, sharing some information or observations, or trying for one of our weekly prizes.
- Talkin' Birds has broadcast more than 500 shows over the course of 9 years.
- 9,000 podcast listeners download Talkin' Birds each month.
- The Talkin' Birds Facebook page has more than 7,000 likes.
- Listeners have called or written in from all 50 states, 6 Canadian provinces, and 13 foreign countries.
The Boston Globe: Broadcaster Ray Brown watching, talking birds by Linda Matchan
The Birdist: Interview with Ray Brown of Ray Brown's Talkin' Birds by Nick Lund