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 Peabody Street Pickwick Club  24-10-2014 (4.92 MB)

Duration: 4:48 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Peabody Street Pickwick Club

  • The huge crush of migration has passed in Duluth, now, but Laura is having plenty of fun with the birds that remain in her yard.


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Download Little Katherine: Tiny Squirrel in a Big City  19-10-2014 (6.93 MB)

Duration: 4:49 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Little Katherine: Tiny Squirrel in a Big City

  • When Laura's daughter encountered a baby squirrel in trouble in Brooklyn, she and her partner figured out what to do, with help from a surprising quarter.


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Download My First Book: The Little Golden Book Bird Stamps  19-10-2014 (5.05 MB)

Duration: 4:58 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

My First Book: The Little Golden Book Bird Stamps

  • Laura's first book taught her about 18 species of birds, and opened up a beautiful world for her.


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Download Star Tribune Editorial about the Vikings Stadium  19-10-2014 (5.74 MB)

Duration: 4:59 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Star Tribune Editorial about the Vikings Stadium

  • The Star Tribune just published an editorial titled "Keep Bird Deaths in Perspective." Laura put the editorial in perspective.


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Download Chance Encounter with a Snow Bunting  15-10-2014 (5.87 MB)

Duration: 5:48 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Chance Encounter with a Snow Bunting

  • In 2010, Laura spent time watching a Snow Bunting in Port Wing, Wisconsin


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Download Fox Sparrows  14-10-2014 (4.39 MB)

Duration: 4:48 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Fox Sparrows

  • Laura talked about Fox Sparrows at her mother-in-law's feeding station in Port Wing, Wisconsin, in this repeat from 2010.


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Download Auto Collisions and Birds  08-10-2014 (4.41 MB)

Duration: 4:27 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Auto Collisions and Birds

  • Driving at the slowest speed that is safe, courteous, and convenient helps birds in surprising ways.


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Download One special warbler  08-10-2014 (4.34 MB)

Duration: 4:26 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

One special warbler

  • Even though hordes of birds are passing through the western Lake Superior area, it's still possible to notice the unique individuals making up the crowd.


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Download Duluth's massive migration fall-out  08-10-2014 (4.68 MB)

Duration: 4:41 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Duluth's massive migration fall-out

  • A massive migration fall-out in Duluth is making front page local and state news


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Download Duluth International Airport's hazardous windows  02-10-2014 (4.95 MB)

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

Duluth International Airport's hazardous windows

  • A listener wrote to Laura Erickson about 20 or so dead birds she found under the new Duluth Airport's windows. Laura wants to start collecting data about this.


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