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

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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