Podcast

Hear the Desert Come Alive with Birdsong During a Spring Shower

Hear the Desert Come Alive with Birdsong During a Spring Shower

— It isn't just parched plants that welcome the rejuvenating rain.
Behold the Male Ruby-crowned Kinglet in All Its Mating Majesty

Behold the Male Ruby-crowned Kinglet in All Its Mating Majesty

— When it's time to court a female, the touch of red on this drab bird's head transforms into a blazing crown.
Create a Hummingbird Haven With Native Flowering Plants

Create a Hummingbird Haven With Native Flowering Plants

— As hummers make their way north for spring, draw them to your yard or space with the plants they need to refuel.
Why Now Is the Best Time to Watch a Raptor Nest

Why Now Is the Best Time to Watch a Raptor Nest

— Hawks, owls, and other raptors nest early to give their young ample time—and ample prey—to develop the skills they need to hunt on their own.
The Slick Trick Sea Ducks and Surfers Use to Avoid Getting Smashed by Waves

The Slick Trick Sea Ducks and Surfers Use to Avoid Getting Smashed by Waves

— Surf Scoters forage for food where waves break with the greatest violence.
Meet the Tiniest Owl in the World

Meet the Tiniest Owl in the World

— Native to the American Southwest, Elf Owls are slightly larger than a soda can, but that doesn't stop them from being determined predators.
Why Male House Finches Can Be Different Colors

Why Male House Finches Can Be Different Colors

— You are what you eat.
Become a Bird Detective by Studying Behavior Clues

Become a Bird Detective by Studying Behavior Clues

— When identifying a bird, how it acts can often lead to a quicker identification than its color or shape.
Why Birders and Waterfowl Hunters Are Natural Allies

Why Birders and Waterfowl Hunters Are Natural Allies

— As wetland habitat disappears, both parties share a commitment to conservation.
Hear the Many Different Hoots of the Barred Owl

Hear the Many Different Hoots of the Barred Owl

— The increasingly common owl has more than a dozen calls, including one that sounds like a monkey.