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 Birding with Pip: Update  21-07-2015 (5.14 MB)

Duration: 5:01 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Birding with Pip: Update

  • Laura has now traveled 6900 miles with her puppy Pip, and they've seen 198 bird species together., and a whole lot more


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Download Ruby-crowned Kinglets nesting on Peabody Street!  09-07-2015 (4.89 MB)

Duration: 5:02 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Ruby-crowned Kinglets nesting on Peabody Street!

  • Ruby-crowned Kinglets are supposed to nest in remote spruce tamarack bogs and other deep forests. But apparently the ones on Laura Erickson's street are functionally illiterate and haven't read about that.


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Download Peabody Street Robins  09-07-2015 (4.94 MB)

Duration: 4:55 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Peabody Street Robins

  • Laura's having lots of fun with her neighborhood robins this year


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Download The Bold and the Beautiful: Duluth's Peregrine Falcons Part 2  09-07-2015 (4.99 MB)

Duration: 5:07 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

The Bold and the Beautiful: Duluth's Peregrine Falcons Part 2

  • The continuing saga of Duluth's Peregrine Falcons


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Download The Bold and the Beautiful: Duluth's Peregrine Falcons Part 1  09-07-2015 (4.74 MB)

Duration: 4:53 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

The Bold and the Beautiful: Duluth's Peregrine Falcons Part 1

  • Peregrine Falcons have been nesting in downtown Duluth since 2004, providing insights into the species and a wealth of stories about the individual birds.


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Download Red-eyed Vireo  09-07-2015 (4.38 MB)

Duration: 4:33 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Red-eyed Vireo

  • Many birds that collide with windows end up dying from head injuries. Laura has good reason to believe that a Red-eyed Vireo that hit her window is still alive and well.


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Download Window Collisions Part 2  09-07-2015 (7.17 MB)

Duration: 4:52 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Window Collisions Part 2

  • Laura talks about how window collisions have harmed some species and what we can do to prevent them


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Download Window Collisions This Spring  25-06-2015 (4.15 MB)

Duration: 4:17 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Window Collisions This Spring

  • Three birds were killed at Laura's windows this spring.


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Download 2015 Mourning Dove Survey  18-06-2015 (4.9 MB)

Duration: 5:08 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

2015 Mourning Dove Survey

  • The longstanding Mourning Dove Call-Count Survey Laura conducted for the US Fish and Wildlife Service for over 20 years got cancelled in 2013. She was back doing it this year, with a new protocol, but covering the same area. What's so good about that?


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Download Chickadee Update: Fledging!  12-06-2015 (4.68 MB)

Duration: 4:50 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Chickadee Update: Fledging!

  • Laura had hardly learned where her chickadee nest was before the babies were ready to fledge! She was there to see the last three nestlings leave the nest.


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