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 Kingfishers in a Sitcom World  29-10-2014 (4.96 MB)

Duration: 5:10 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Kingfishers in a Sitcom World

  • How is it possible that Belted Kingfishers reenact the iconic "group hug" from the last episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show?


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Download Belted Kingfisher, Part 2  26-10-2014 (4.74 MB)

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

Belted Kingfisher, Part 2

  • Laura Erickson talks about Belted Kingfisher behaviors


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Download Belted Kingfisher, Part I  26-10-2014 (3.96 MB)

Duration: 3:51 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Belted Kingfisher, Part I

  • Laura Erickson talks about one of her favorite birds, the Belted Kingfisher--how she saw her first one, and some interesting basic facts about them.


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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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