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 Hawks and Doves  16-07-2014 (5.54 MB)

Duration: 5:05 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Hawks and Doves

  • Laura Erickson talks about the irony that hawks are so often used to promote war while not risking their own lives, while doves, symbols of peace, are the ones that have actually performed acts of heroism during battle.


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Download My favorite cow  15-07-2014 (4.71 MB)

Duration: 4:51 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

My favorite cow

  • Laura Erickson gave up eating beef after seeing too much of the western landscape destroyed by cattle. A chance encounter with a cow in California made her glad she'd made that decision, and added a new species for her year list.


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Download Review: the new Zeiss Victory SF binoculars  09-07-2014 (5.96 MB)

Duration: 5:26 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Review: the new Zeiss Victory SF binoculars

  • Laura Erickson had an opportunity to field test the new Zeiss Victory SF binoculars in Europe. Did they live up to Zeiss's description as "the world's best birding binoculars"?


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Download My evolving relationship with binoculars  09-07-2014 (4.85 MB)

Duration: 4:55 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

My evolving relationship with binoculars

  • In 1988, Laura Erickson spent her family's entire discretionary income on a pair of Zeiss 10x40 binoculars. Was it worth it? She also talks about her experiences working for an optics retailer.


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Download My second binoculars  09-07-2014 (4.96 MB)

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

My second binoculars

  • After Laura Erickson's first binoculars were knocked out of alignment, she had to replace them on a tight budget.


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Download My first binoculars  09-07-2014 (4.94 MB)

Duration: 4:54 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

My first binoculars

  • Laura Erickson talks about the very first pair of binoculars she ever owned


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Download Review: Bird identification apps for smart phones  09-07-2014 (4.18 MB)

Duration: 4:03 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Review: Bird identification apps for smart phones

  • Laura Erickson reviews two bird identification apps


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Download Update on Laura's little chickadee  09-07-2014 (4.71 MB)

Duration: 4:55 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Update on Laura's little chickadee

  • A chickadee with a deformed beak turned up at Laura Erickson's feeder this year. How's it doing?


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Download Sandy Gillum's oriole  09-07-2014 (4.35 MB)

Duration: 4:36 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Sandy Gillum's oriole

  • When Laura Erickson's friend Sandy Gillum found an oriole in Florida during spring migration, the encounter was wonderful for both of them.


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Download Hoopoe!  09-07-2014 (4.71 MB)

Duration: 4:47 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Hoopoe!

  • Laura Erickson got to see one of her most yearned-for species when she was in Europe.


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