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

  • Thursday, December 18, 2014 3:00am
    Driving the freeway or a narrow country road, you may glance up at a light pole where a large hawk sits in plain view. If it's brown and somewhat mottled, and its small head and short tail make it appear football-shaped, it's probably a Red-tailed Hawk.
  • Wednesday, December 17, 2014 3:00am
    The chicken is perhaps the most widespread avian species in the world - and the exotic Red Jungle Fowl is the ancestor of the hybrid Araucana and Rhode Island Red. Scientists postulate that chickens were first domesticated from jungle fowl in India, about 5,000 years ago.
  • Tuesday, December 16, 2014 3:00am
    During late December, birders go out counting every bird that hops, swims, flies, or soars into view, as they have for more than 100 years. Audubon chapters across the United States and elsewhere sponsor the Christmas Bird Count, or CBC. Learn about the history of the Christmas Bird Count.
  • Monday, December 15, 2014 3:00am
    The desert seems an unlikely habitat choice for all-black birds. But ravens thrive even in the arid Southwest, where common sense suggests that light-colored feathers would be a better adaptation to the scorching sun. As it turns out, a raven’s black plumage works well in the desert. 
  • Sunday, December 14, 2014 3:00am
    Of all the surprises that winter might bring, among the most wonderful would be a grand influx of northern forest owls like this Boreal Owl.