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 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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Download Predation on Hummingbirds  10-09-2014 (4.36 MB)

Duration: 4:29 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Predation on Hummingbirds

  • Some books and articles still refer to a 1985 scientific paper that claims hummingbirds do not have to deal with predation. Laura says no way!


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Download Mark Twain's Autobiography: Hunting Pigeons and Turkeys  05-09-2014 (4.65 MB)

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

Mark Twain's Autobiography: Hunting Pigeons and Turkeys

  • The index of Mark Twain's autobiography doesn't include birds, but Laura Erickson found two interesting stories (one very fun!) about Twain's interactions with Passenger Pigeons and Wild Turkeys.


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Download Afternoon at Hawk Ridge  05-09-2014 (5.05 MB)

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

Afternoon at Hawk Ridge

  • On September 2, Laura Erickson spent a couple of hours at Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in Duluth--time well spent!


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Download Merlin Tag Team  05-09-2014 (6.31 MB)

Duration: 4:30 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 192 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Merlin Tag Team

  • Merlins don't only attack little birds--sometimes they attack big, fake owls.


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Download Watching Migration from My Window  02-09-2014 (4.32 MB)

Duration: 4:25 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Watching Migration from My Window

  • On a big migration day, it can be frustrating to be stuck indoors, but a good tree next to an office window can make up for it.


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