Bird Note

3:57, right before ATC

BirdNote educates and inspires people to care about the future of the natural world.  We do this by producing and distributing remarkable stories about the lives of birds.

DPR Programming Notes
8:53 pm
Sun June 2, 2013

Earth and Sky becomes BirdNote

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As of last week, Earth and Sky has ceased production. We are sorry to see this program go, but happy to introduce you to Bird Note. Bird Note is a daily two-minute program all about birds and their environment. You can hear Bird Note right before All Things Considered @3:56 every weekday afternoon.

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Podcasts

  • Monday, July 28, 2014 3:00am
    Back when the buffalo roamed, Brown-headed Cowbirds followed -- and ate the insects stirred up by the herd. The buffalo didn't stay long in one place, so the cowbirds didn't have time to build a nest. Cowbirds lay eggs in other birds' nests, and those parents raise their young.
  • Sunday, July 27, 2014 3:00am
    The structure and delicate softness of its feathers allow a Barn Owl to approach its prey almost without sound. The Barn Owl's ability to locate prey by sound, even when concealed by snow or leaves, is the most precise of any animal yet tested.
  • Saturday, July 26, 2014 3:00am
    Some birds, such as the Northern Bobwhite, take their names from their songs or vocalizations: "Bobwhite! Bobwhite!" The Killdeer is another bird named for its song: "Kill-dee, kill-dee, kill-dee." There are others. "Poorwill, poorwill, poorwill" calls this Common Poorwill.
  • Friday, July 25, 2014 3:00am
    Often called the Camp Robber or Whiskey Jack, the mountain-dwelling Gray Jay will crash a picnic faster than hungry ants. The robber escapes with edible tidbits and caches them in trees with its sticky saliva, reclaiming its stored food in the cold, snowy winter.
  • Thursday, July 24, 2014 3:00am
    When Patti and Patrick McLead purchased land near the Edwards Plateau in Texas, they wanted to create a bed and breakfast that doubled as a bird sanctuary. They built cottages and created a meadow. When they put in a pond, birds were quick to respond.