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 Grosbeak Tragedy and Marianne Boruch's poem, "Crushed Birds."  21-08-2015 (3.81 MB)

Duration: 3:53 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Grosbeak Tragedy and Marianne Boruch's poem, "Crushed Birds."

  • One of Laura's listeners came upon a grotesque sight in her own backyard this week. Laura also reads Marianne Boruch's poem, "Crushed Birds."


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Download Baby Squirrel: A story with a happy ending  17-08-2015 (5.46 MB)

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

Baby Squirrel: A story with a happy ending

  • Thanks to a little boy and the video he made with his digital camera, a squirrel is back with her mother.


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Download Hunter vs. Non-Hunter: A Tale of Two Little Kids  17-08-2015 (6.97 MB)

Duration: 6:27 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Hunter vs. Non-Hunter: A Tale of Two Little Kids

  • A long time ago, Laura and her big brother worked out how hunters and non-hunters deal with their differences.


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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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