On our latest show: Another giant bird discovered in New Zealand; a bittersweet honey bee day; Mike O’Connor explains why hummingbirds are frequenting barbecue grills, and guest Danielle Vosburgh explains the deadly consequences of releasing helium-filled balloons.
On our latest show: the delicate but fierce American Avocet; why meadowlarks look like an unrelated African bird; the Pope declares the ocean plastic trash problem an “emergency”; and where are all the male hummingbirds?
On our latest show: Snowy Owls, Black-legged Kittiwakes, and Atlantic Puffins in trouble; a concrete solution to a global emissions problem; and a Mother’s Day salute to the single moms of the bird world.
On our Earth Day show: Earth Day Network President Kathleen Rogers is our special guest. Plus, we get a hummingbird report from Cape Cod, and we meet the beautiful Northern Parula.
On our latest show: Mallards as predators; VIP Honeybees; and the bird whose very name says Summer (literally).
On our latest show: homing hummingbirds, House Finch help, and Whitman sings Whip-poor-will.
On today's show: We learn why "bird-brain" isn't the insult you thought it was. And we meet a beautiful -- but misnamed and under-appreciated -- backyard songbird.
On our latest show: The House Finch gets some respect; the House Sparrow not so much; and grackles endure outright hostility. Plus, how sunflower seeds were spirited out of the Soviet Union.
A pewee in a peckerwood tree; birds in baseball; and hummingbirds reach the northern states
We catch the East Coast excitement about a Southwest hummer; we also learn some fun facts about the Ruby-throat; and we even get some advice about pigeons.
We hear some Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds; we hear from feeder expert Mike O'Connor on attracting and feeding hummingbirds; and guest Kathleen Anderson gives us an unusual tax tip.