BirdNote strives to transport listeners out of the daily grind and into the natural world with outstanding audio programming and online content. The stories we tell are rich in sound, imagery, and information - connecting the ways and needs of birds to the lives of listeners.

BirdNote shows are aired on public radio stations around the country every day and can be found online at any time. Each show is scheduled to coincide with the time of year when it's possible to see or hear the featured bird. We inspire people to listen, look, and exclaim, "Oh, that's what that is!"

The content BirdNote produces is intended to educate and motivate people to care about the natural world. Through our stories, we hope that listeners will experience a deeper, richer relationship with nature - and that their lives and the lives of birds will be enriched.

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Published: 03/01/2014

A birder may have a target bird so elusive that the bird becomes a kind of "jinx bird." But there was a real bird by that name.

Published: 07/01/2014

Robins may make the work look easy, but in human terms it's one monumental project.

Published: 09/02/2014

Natural fluctuations may explain how a species that once numbered in the billions went extinct.

Published: 10/16/2014

Wrens can tell a long story with a very short song. 

Published: 10/22/2014

Learn how Dunlins avoid in-flight collisions.

Published: 10/22/2014

These night hunters are the most widespread herons on Earth.

Published: 10/29/2014

The Wedge-tailed Shearwater's haunting calls used to scare sailors away from the Pacific islands.

Published: 11/07/2014

Despite their name, Oystercatchers aren't all about oysters.

Published: 11/17/2014

Cornell's Lab of Ornithology needs your help tracking bird movements.

Published: 11/17/2014

Falcons and farmers form alliances to save (literally) tons of food.