O n  our latest show — #745 Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 : The Frozen Dragon of the North Wind; the Boss of the Gulls; and why calm birds mean contented squirrels.    Click here to listen!

On our latest show — #745 Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019: The Frozen Dragon of the North Wind; the Boss of the Gulls; and why calm birds mean contented squirrels.

Click here to listen!

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Hummingbird banding

September 18th, 2019

Friend of the show Lindsay McNamara shares in her blog 20-something Environmentalist about a day out banding Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in Pennsylvania. Includes plenty of photos and videos explaining the process!


Bird-friendly food ideas

September 12th, 2019

Food (and drink) that actively helps birds, through sustainable business or growing operations (like habitat restoration projects) — if you can, buy these options instead, and help birds the easy way!

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Burrowing Owls in Southern California

September 4th, 2019

Special guest on upcoming show #744 on Sunday September 8th is Peter Green of Providence Raptors. In this blog post from December 2016, Peter introduces us to some of the long-legged locals at Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge, near San Diego, CA.


Crows love cheeseburgers. And now they’re getting high cholesterol.

August 26th, 2019

But, is eating “people food” all bad for them…?


Environmentally Friendly Alternatives to Releasing Balloons

August 18, 2019

After our interview with Danielle Vosburgh on our last show (#741), some ideas from Balloons Blow — Don’t Let Them Go on other bird-friendly ways to honor loved ones.


This toddler-size parrot was a prehistoric oddity

August 6, 2019

The flightless 'squawkzilla' stood three feet tall and was twice the weight of the Kakapo, the heaviest parrot alive today.


Pesticide causes weight loss and delayed migration

September 12th, 2019

The widespread neonicotinoide insecticides used widely by farmers across North America may have long-term detrimental effects on the population of songbirds like White-crowned Sparrows, especially as they migrate. Rapid declines of these birds are already occurring.

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The Feminist Bird Club

September 12th, 2019

In Episode 18 of Topic magazine’s short documentary series Jason Ward’s Bird of North America, Jason goes on a bird walk with the Feminist Bird Club’s New York City Chapter, and finds out how this bird club is different to others and why it seems to resonate with many of its members.

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Two new Listener Stories!

September 4th, 2019

Talkin’ Birds Ambassador Candy Powell, of Jamestown Rhode Island, was inspired by the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, and Ambassador and special guest on show #375 from July 7th Kevin South, of Roseburg, Oregon, is ready to inspire you to inspire the young people in your life with birds! Head over to our Listener Stories to read more and find lots of helpful links and resources for including birds in your teaching, and helping kids engage with the natural world in everyday life.


Saving Sage-Grouse by Relocation

August 26th, 2019

Moving birds from one place to another seems to be a viable option for saving a species.

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Find the Birds: US + Canada game

August 11, 2019

Our special guest on Show #740 on August 11, 2019 was 14 year old Adam Dhalla, who’s raising money to create a free game/app to help young people engage with birds, bird watching and nature.


Wasteland: The future of trash in a post landfill world

July 23, 2019

A short film about throwing something away doesn’t make it gone for good, because our trash is never really gone, just relocated.

Bird vocalizations provided by The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology 
Homepage photography by Shawn Carey/Migration Productions.