BirdNoteAuthor: Tune In to Nature.org
20 Jul 2019

BirdNote

Download, listen or watch all podcasts

Escape the daily grind and immerse yourself in the natural world. Rich in imagery, sound, and information, BirdNote inspires you to notice the world around you. Join us for daily two-minute stories about birds, the environment, and more.

  • Listen

    Fairy-Wrens Sing Secret Passwords to Unborn Chicks

    Superb Fairy-wrens teach their embryonic chicks a secret code. This "incubation call" contains a special note that will later serve as a password. When the chicks have hatched, this password enables the adult birds to identify their babies in the darkness of their domed nest.

  • Posted on 20 Jul 2019

    download
  • Listen

    Burrowing Owls: Howdy Birds

    A Burrowing Owl is about as big as a can of beans on stilts. Between the long legs, bright yellow eyes, and signature bobbing salute, these little birds are comical members of the western ecosystem. Cowboys riding Western rangelands have a nickname for these little owls.

  • Posted on 19 Jul 2019

    download
  • Listen

    The Female Oriole Weaves a Nest

    In summer, across much of North America, a sudden flash of orange and black in the treetops usually means one thing: orioles. Baltimore Orioles in the East, Bullock’s Orioles in the West, and Hooded Orioles in the Southwest and California.

  • Posted on 18 Jul 2019

    download
  • Listen

    Why Do Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers Look So Similar?

    Generations of birders have puzzled over how to tell Downy Woodpeckers from Hairy Woodpeckers. The two species’ patterns of black and white feathers are so alike that it was long thought they were the closest of relatives.

  • Posted on 17 Jul 2019

    download
  • Listen

    Most Kingfishers Don't Fish

    In North America, kingfishers fish. But in tropical regions of Asia, Africa, and Australia, most of the roughly 90 species of kingfishers don’t “fish.” They hunt in woodlands, where the smaller ones, like the four-inch Pygmy Kingfisher, eat grasshoppers and centipedes.

  • Posted on 16 Jul 2019

    download

Follow Playlisto