A very small Mystery Bird and a very loud Featured Feathered Friend.
The Barking Owl and a new app identifies birds by sound!
Bird expert Phil Kyle regales us with bird call imitations; Mike O'Connor offers a listener some cold weather advice; and we learn the secret of the swan feather.
You'll have to move fast to catch our Mystery Bird; we call our Let's Ask Mike segment "That squirrel is big...and it has antlers"; and we feature the bird that sounds like an outboard motor.
We'll learn how to do a perfect bird imitation—by banging two rocks together. Also, Mike O'Connor helps a listener with a nest problem, and we almost stump our callers in our Mystery Bird Contest.
We hear from a bird whose call sounds like water being hosed into a plastic bucket; we get some advice for attracting bluebirds; and we take a "tour" of Talkin' Birds World Headquarters.
The Chuck-Will's-Widow makes the local news; our Featured Feathered Friend makes a blood-curdling cry; and our Mystery Bird stumps all callers.
We learn about a bird who sounds like the Pillsbury Doughboy, and we find our Mystery Bird in a prairie dog hole.
We present a Mystery Bird that says its name, and we find our Featured Feathered Friend way down in South Texas.
We discover how the voyages of Captain Cook led to the naming of a tern; we hear a bird that sounds like a cow; and Mike O'Connor helps a listener who's craving crossbills.
We hear some predictions about which northern finches may visit the lower 48 this winter; we feature a bird that looks a lot better than it sounds; and Mike O'Connor explains why pigeons walk so weirdly.
We "return to those thrilling days of yesteryear," hear a most unusual-sounding bird, and try to solve a mystery about some nocturnal woodpeckers.
We get a live report from the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, and feature a bird that sounds like two stones banging together.
We hear a bird that sounds like a rusty gate, learn some amazing stuff about Barn Owls, and welcome listeners tuned in to our new affiliate station in Rhode Island.
Birding expert David Clapp has more on the mysteries of migration; and in the Science Corner, we hear that some birds may call their offspring by name!
Phil Kyle's bird mimicry, and birds that change the pitch of their calls because of...automobile traffic!