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.
Is it a bird or a WWII machine gun? And the problem with organic bird seed.
The swimming songbird and bird feeding help for condo dwellers.
The great suet mystery and the debut of Charlotte's Web-Log.
The Red-winged Oriole? And the pre-storm feeding frenzy.
A Calliope performs on Nantucket—and should you put rice in your feeder?
Is feeding birds a good idea? Milliken University's David Horn gives us an answer to that question. And we dig deep (literally) to meet our Featured Feathered Friend.
The bird that sees more daylight than any other—and our bird feeding expert Mike O'Connor live from Denver.
We have the scoop on a new birding movie. Live from America's best bird store!
The Crested Crusher? Plus, a Sand County Almanac excerpt, and fall feeding advice.
We meet a bird with a balaclava; we feature America's biggest swallow; and Mike O'Connor muses on mealworms.
We'll meet a tiny, but feisty, Mystery Bird. And you can win a fabulous feeder from Droll Yankees as we announce our new website!
We check out the Snowy Owl explosion; we present a Let's Ask Mike segment entitled "Making homemade suet—just don't do it"; and we find out why Roman candles and roosting birds just don't mix.
The amazing Acorn Woodpecker; Boston's Emerald Necklace; and more feeding advice from the Bird Watcher's General Store.
We talk with Sy Montgomery, author of a wonderful new book called "Birdology." Also, we feature a bird that has a sinking feeling, and we present a Let's Ask Mike segment we call "Is There a Fungus Among Us?"
Field expert Doug Chickering waxes poetic about his attempts to view a Common Moorhen. Also, we learn some fascinating facts about the Great Kiskadee. And, feeder expert Mike O'Connor offers some tips about eggshells.
Co-hosted by Smithsonian Tours' David Clapp as we talk about the Galapagos Islands, winter feeding, birds falling from the sky, and the raptor that was mistaken for an airplane.
We take you to the Boston Harbor Islands and the "Batt Cave" in Minnesota; we learn about the "camp robber"; and Mike O'Connor offers some more good advice about bird feeding.
Two great predators from the north, including the one whose image graced the helmet of Attila the Hun. Also, Mike parries something else from the north—a study about the dangers in bird seed.
We wax nostalgic about Snow Buntings on Cape Cod; we present a "royal" Mystery Bird; and Mike O'Connor weighs in on feeding Vaccinium oxycoccos to your backyard birds.