Laura Erickson's For the Birds

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Scripts of most programs, along with usually several photos and links to more information, are at my blog at lauraerickson.blogspot.com

For the love, understanding, and protection of birds.

"For the Birds" began airing on KUMD in Duluth, MN, in May, 1986, and is the longest continually-running radio program about birds in the U.S.

Download Bird-Killing Glass on the New Vikings Stadium? Just Say No.  28-09-2014 (4.68 MB)

Duration: 4:57 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Bird-Killing Glass on the New Vikings Stadium? Just Say No.

  • These are the remarks Laura Erickson made at the September 27 demonstration protesting the bird-killing glass on the new Vikings Stadium.


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Download Peabody Street Bobwhite  26-09-2014 (4.57 MB)

Duration: 4:31 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Peabody Street Bobwhite

  • What's a tiny quail--hundreds of miles out of her natural range--doing on Peabody Street in Duluth?


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Download Ovenbird Rescue  25-09-2014 (6.14 MB)

Duration: 6:06 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Ovenbird Rescue

  • A For the Birds listener called Laura with a bird emergency--an Ovenbird had collided with a window and needed help.


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Download Fruit-eating Birds  19-09-2014 (4.23 MB)

Duration: 4:21 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Fruit-eating Birds

  • This week Laura's been watching, and photographing, Cedar Waxwings, Swainson's Thrushes, and American Robins pigging out on berries.


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Download Hawk Ridge Update  18-09-2014 (4.46 MB)

Duration: 4:24 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Hawk Ridge Update

  • Things are hopping at Hawk Ridge in Duluth!


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Download Book Review: The Warbler Guide (Part II)  16-09-2014 (6.01 MB)

Duration: 4:56 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Book Review: The Warbler Guide (Part II)

  • Laura reviews a book that she considers a true game changer in the world of field guides and bird identification. In this episode, she covers the book's coverage of warbler sounds.


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Download Book Review: The Warbler Guide (Part I)  16-09-2014 (6.02 MB)

Duration: 4:57 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Book Review: The Warbler Guide (Part I)

  • Laura reviews a book that she considers a true game changer in the world of field guides and bird identification.


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Download Struggling with Warblers?  12-09-2014 (5.19 MB)

Duration: 5:18 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Struggling with Warblers?

  • Laura explains how she learned to identify warblers.


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Download Cold Front vs. Hummingbirds  11-09-2014 (4.75 MB)

Duration: 4:42 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Cold Front vs. Hummingbirds

  • Hummingbirds were still visiting feeders in force in Laura Erickson's neighborhood as the first big cold front of the season hit. Should people take in their feeders? NO.


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Download Audubon Report about Climate Change and Loons  10-09-2014 (5.58 MB)

Duration: 5:26 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Audubon Report about Climate Change and Loons

  • How will loons fare in coming decades if current climate trends hold?


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