Podcast

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.
Listen to the Sweet, Soft Warble Common Ravens Sing to Their Partners

Listen to the Sweet, Soft Warble Common Ravens Sing to Their Partners

— Suspected to mate for life, Raven pairs serenade each other with these gentle "comfort sounds" while bonding.
Why Some Birds' Names Have Changed

Why Some Birds' Names Have Changed

— Remember the Rufous-sided Towhee?
Eavesdrop on the Winter Bird Calls of the Lower Rio Grande Valley

Eavesdrop on the Winter Bird Calls of the Lower Rio Grande Valley

— Green Jays, Audubon's Orioles, Plain Chachalacas—this subtropic bird paradise is a lively place all year long.
How and Why Rock Pigeons Clap Their Wings

How and Why Rock Pigeons Clap Their Wings

— Short-eared Owls do it, too.
What the Beatles Song 'Blackbird' Was Really About

What the Beatles Song 'Blackbird' Was Really About

— According to Paul McCartney, he was relaying a beautiful message of hope.
Hear How the Male Hooded Merganser Courts a Female

Hear How the Male Hooded Merganser Courts a Female

— Different croaks for different folks.
Get to Know Margaret Morse Nice, a Pioneer of Bird Study

Get to Know Margaret Morse Nice, a Pioneer of Bird Study

— Through her detailed observations of Song Sparrows, Nice had a huge influence on modern ornithology.
Listen to the Quirky Call of the Long-tailed Duck

Listen to the Quirky Call of the Long-tailed Duck

— It's hard to mistake this bird.