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 Hearty News about Chickadees  25-05-2015 (4.2 MB)

Duration: 4:21 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Hearty News about Chickadees

  • David Sibley made a wonderful recording of a chickadee's heart beat; hear it and learn more about chickadee heart rates, plus Laura has news about one chickadee near and dear to her heart.


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Download Killing Birds with Our Driving  20-05-2015 (9.17 MB)

Duration: 3:59 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Killing Birds with Our Driving

  • How can we better protect birds from our driving habits?


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Download Laura and Pip's "Sort-of-a-Big-Day"  19-05-2015 (5.08 MB)

Duration: 5:07 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Laura and Pip's "Sort-of-a-Big-Day"

  • Laura and her plucky sidekick Pip the Birding Dog will be doing a low-key Big Day on Thursday, working to raise funds for Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory.


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Download Billy Collin's Genius  19-05-2015 (3.77 MB)

Duration: 2:47 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Billy Collin's Genius

  • Billy Collins gave Laura permission to read his wonderful poem, "Genius," on the air.


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Download Kansas Wings N Wetlands birding festival  30-04-2015 (4.98 MB)

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

Kansas Wings N Wetlands birding festival

  • Laura attended the Kansas Wings N Wetlands birding festival this year, and saw lots of wonderful things, from a lifer rattlesnake to prairie chickens.


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Download Climate Change and Birds  30-04-2015 (5.27 MB)

Duration: 5:28 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Climate Change and Birds

  • Even as we recognize the importance of addressing climate change, it's important to address urgent problems birds face right now.


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Download Migration Update  16-04-2015 (4.13 MB)

Duration: 4:12 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Migration Update

  • What birds are arriving in Laura's backyard this week?


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Download Hummingbirds Part II: Backyard habitat  09-04-2015 (4.45 MB)

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

Hummingbirds Part II: Backyard habitat

  • Laura Erickson tells how you can make your backyard more welcoming for hummingbirds, and how you can know for sure when to expect yours to arrive.


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Download Hummingbirds Part I: Feeding Hummingbirds  09-04-2015 (4.48 MB)

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

Hummingbirds Part I: Feeding Hummingbirds

  • Laura Erickson tells how to make your hummingbird feeders healthy for your tiny visitors.


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Download Laura's bionic ears! (Well, her new hearing aids)  01-04-2015 (6.08 MB)

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

Laura's bionic ears! (Well, her new hearing aids)

  • So far, Laura's new digital hearing aids are a big success


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