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 The true story of Don Draper and how Mad Men will end  01-04-2015 (9.1 MB)

Duration: 9:51 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

The true story of Don Draper and how Mad Men will end

  • Laura Erickson has a unique perspective on how Mad Men will end.


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Download Training a Birding Dog  19-03-2015 (5 MB)

Duration: 5:03 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Training a Birding Dog

  • Laura Erickson is getting a new puppy. How will she train it to be a good birding companion?


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Download The Swallows of Capistrano  19-03-2015 (9.56 MB)

Duration: 5:03 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

The Swallows of Capistrano

  • Swallows used to return to California's Mission at San Juan Capistrano regularly each March. Laura talks about the history of these birds, and about some reasons they no longer return.

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Download Gifts from Birds and Other Internet Stories  12-03-2015 (4.9 MB)

Duration: 5:03 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Gifts from Birds and Other Internet Stories

  • Laura discusses some recent bird stories that went viral on the Internet, and tells about a raven who gave her a surprising gift.


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Download Fishicles  12-03-2015 (4.53 MB)

Duration: 4:35 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Fishicles

  • What are eagles and crows eating when they're walking on spring ice?


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Download A Watcher of Birds  09-03-2015 (5.68 MB)

Duration: 5:56 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

A Watcher of Birds

  • Laura's heart attack, along with some other disconcerting signs of advancing age, have her appreciating birds and puppies more than ever.


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Download New Beginnings  04-03-2015 (5.47 MB)

Duration: 5:41 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

New Beginnings

  • March 2, 2015, marked the 40th anniversary of Laura's birdwatching start.


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Download "The Dress" and bird colors  04-03-2015 (5.39 MB)

Duration: 5:13 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

"The Dress" and bird colors

  • Last week, a photo of a bride's mother's dress went viral, with people the world over debating whether it was white and gold or blue and black. Bird colors are far less controversial.


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Download Stupid Is as Stupid Does  17-02-2015 (5.5 MB)

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

Stupid Is as Stupid Does

  • Smart people who see flocks of finches in the road ahead would slow down. Or would they?


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Download Valentine's Day  16-02-2015 (4.58 MB)

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

Valentine's Day

  • Laura talks about two species that celebrate Valentine's Day entirely differently: Great Horned Owls and Black-capped Chickadees


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