On our latest show: The Christmas Bird Count; the King of Ducks; and a Screech Owl in Mike’s back yard.
On our latest show: The biggest finch; the car mirror smasher; an Xmas tree suggestion; and hope for coastal Dead Zones.
On our latest show: 6,042! That’s how many bird species Noah Strycker saw during his Global Big Year, and he joins to tell us about his adventure, and his amazing book, Birding Without Borders: An Obsession, a Quest, and the Biggest Year in the World. Plus, will this be a big year for Snowy Owls in the lower 48? We’ll find out from our man Mike O’Connor.
On our latest show: Birds’ “expanded reality”; albatrosses aiding in drone design; and some good advice about buying binoculars.
On today’s show: We welcome Tanzanian safari guide Joseph Ndunguru, eco-tourism leader David Clapp, and videographer Shawn Carey as in-studio guests. Plus, we give some props to an under- appreciated bird, and hear about an unusual avian visitor to Cape Cod.
On our latest show: how to co-exist with a non-birding spouse; an answer to why your backyard birds may have disappeared; and how a giant vacuum cleaner may help combat global warming.
On our latest show: Warblers vs. The Wall in South Texas; the “Greedy Beak” at your feeders; and Sounds in the Night just in time for Halloween.
On our latest show: Cats, mining, and disappearing insects as threats to birds. Plus, we meet the beautiful White-throated Sparrow, and Mike answers a question about feeding bread to birds in the backyard and down at the duck pond.
On our latest show: We meet the Lapland Longspur; we talk with Dr. Steve Kress about threats to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; and we hear a listener’s ideas about feeding peanuts to our backyard birds.
On our latest show: The Macaulay Library’s Matt Young tells us why there are more Red Crossbill species than we thought. Plus, Mike O’Connor offers some practical advice about bird baths, and we meet a bird that does something that none of its relatives ever does.
Our latest show originates from the famous and amazing Galápagos Islands, 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador.
Today's encore Talkin' Birds show is one of our favorites from this summer. Learn why some warblers won't go west; hear the duck dude that sounds like an Evinrude; and get a great solution to your House Sparrow problem.
On our latest show: Birds of Tanzania and the Galápagos; Birds surviving hurricanes; and Birding in Community Gardens.
On Our Latest Show: We meet the amazing Bar-tailed Godwit; Nick Lund reports on Birds of Australia; and Mike O’Connor explains your backyard birds' feeding behavior.
On our latest show: Seabirds Ashore; Learning to Identify Shorebirds; and the “Old Man of the Sea.”
On our latest show: Help for the American Kestrel (once called Sparrow Hawk); the modest shorebird with the flashy wings; and advice on keeping your backyard bird seed in good condition through the summer.
On our latest show: Internationally known ornithologist Dr. Dan Klem talks about his work to save birds from window crashes; we meet another misnamed warbler; and Mike says, Let them eat peanuts.
On our latest show: owls saving grapevines; tough news for Greater Sage Grouse and Whooping Cranes; and the amazing Oenanthe oenanthe.
On our latest show: How birds may find their way home by sound — infrasound, that is. Plus, more evidence that native plants offer more bugs for birds. And, Mike explains why you might want to offer safflower seeds to your backyard birds.
On our latest show: Why some warblers won't go west; the duck dude that sounds like an Evinrude; and a great solution to your House Sparrow problem.