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30 Pieces

Daily, two-minute module about birds, the environment, and more...

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Alex Chadwick heads to Southwest Texas to find out just what it is that draws people to Big Bend, one of the most remote national parks in the entire United States.

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Features produced by the same team that bring you the daily BirdNote show.


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Caption: Anna's Hummingbird, Credit: Mike Hamilton
Male hummingbirds keep a watchful eye on their territory and will often perch atop a high, bare twig in order to fully view their surroundings. Fro...

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Many woodpeckers chisel out deep cavities in tree trunks in order to lay their eggs and raise their brood. The cavities hollowed out by the birds v...

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Caption: Junco, Credit: Harry T McLin
Birds have been living near humans for millions of years. But only during the past 5,000 years have birds and humans shared space in cities and tow...

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Caption: Tanagers
This Scarlet Tanager (R), its cousin the Western Tanager (L), and your latte have a connection. Much of the birds' prime wintering habitat has been...

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Caption: Parakeet, Credit: Lisa de Araujo
Darvin Gebhart is a champion goose-caller. But there are also birds that use human language. Sparkie Williams was a famous parakeet, or budgerigar,...

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Caption: Common Kingfisher, Credit: Ingo Waschkies
High-speed passenger trains in Japan were once a real headache, because their engineering caused a "tunnel boom," a huge boom created by air being ...

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Caption: Black-capped Chickadee, Credit: Putneypics
In higher animals, the brain is like a BMW — amazing engineering, but expensive to run. In a human, the brain uses about 10 times more energy than ...

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Caption: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Credit: Rob Dodson
Like a jazz player beating out a drum roll, a woodpecker uses its bill to rap out a brisk series of notes. Early spring resounds with the percussiv...

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Caption: Demoiselle Crane, Credit: Vincent Van Dam
There are fifteen species of cranes across the globe, found everywhere but Antarctica and South America. During the winter, cranes forage and rest ...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
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Tony Angell, along with Professor John Marzluff of the University of Washington, wrote the book, Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Th...

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