Podcast

Listen to the Elaborate Song of the Brewer's Sparrow

Listen to the Elaborate Song of the Brewer's Sparrow

— A resident of the sagebrush steppe, this little bird has one mighty complicated call.
How the Peregrine Falcon Comeback Has Forced Dunlins to Adapt

How the Peregrine Falcon Comeback Has Forced Dunlins to Adapt

— Since the DDT ban, the raptor's populations have boomed—spurring their shorebird prey to adjust in several ways.
How Well Do You Know Your Birder Lingo?

How Well Do You Know Your Birder Lingo?

— Quiz yourself with some of these common nicknames and phrases.
Listen to a Young Bewick's Wren Trying to Find Its Voice

Listen to a Young Bewick's Wren Trying to Find Its Voice

— Male wrens grow up mimicking their fathers' songs—until it's time to claim their own territories.
Give Nesting Birds a Calcium Boost By Saving Your Leftover Eggshells

Give Nesting Birds a Calcium Boost By Saving Your Leftover Eggshells

— Your breakfast discards can serve as vital nutrition for females as they make their own eggs.
Get to Know the Rambunctious Bushtit

Get to Know the Rambunctious Bushtit

— One of our tiniest songbirds, Bushtits can be found foraging in flocks throughout the west.
Listen to the Limpkin's Banshee Wail

Listen to the Limpkin's Banshee Wail

— This Florida wader has a call that sounds more raptor than waterbird.
Do Magpies Like Stealing Shiny Things?

Do Magpies Like Stealing Shiny Things?

— An experiment put the bird's thieving reputation to the test.
Belted Kingfishers Nest in Burrows Up to 15 Feet Long

Belted Kingfishers Nest in Burrows Up to 15 Feet Long

— You’d never guess that these regal birds use their claws and beak to tunnel through muddy riverbanks.
House Hunting Is a Prickly Affair in the Arizona Desert

House Hunting Is a Prickly Affair in the Arizona Desert

— In a mostly tree-free terrain, saguaros play host to woodpeckers and other cavity-nesting species.
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