Laura's Best Bird EVER!: How I went looking for birds, and found adventure, fun, joy, love, and redemption.
Laura is slowly amassing stories about encounters with birds that were uniquely special to her. Each of these blog posts is a transcript of a For the Birds podcast/radio program, though the blog post is often longer and more fleshed out due to time constraints for many radio stations that carry the program. Also, she sometimes edits these to improve them. She’s been using these stories as part of keynote speeches titled “Laura’s Best Bird EVER: How I went looking for birds, and found adventure, fun, joy, love, and redemption.” When finished, she wants these to be collected in book form.
Laura's Ambient Sound Recordings
Laura’s recordings with a mixture of bird songs.
The Owls of Harry Potter
Learn about the owls of the Harry Potter series.
The Owls of Harry Potter -- Book 7 Spoilers
Addendum to The Owls of Harry Potter page, with spoilers from Book 7 and the movie.
Laura's Coverage of the BP Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill
I spent about 10 days in the Gulf from late July into August in 2010, following the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. It was much, much worse than the government or the media represented. As I remember, only a single reporter of national prominence, Anderson Cooper, was using actual investigative journalism rather than simply buying the BP line about everything.
Laura's Tribute to Paul Wellstone
Laura wrote about her environmental hero after his death, and spoke about it on her radio program
Laura's Tribute to Mr. Rogers
One of Laura’s most treasured possessions is a personal letter from Fred Rogers.
Some Common Minnesota Backyard Birds
Learn a little about some of the most common Minnesota Birds.
Laura's Birding Blog
Laura’s blog includes transcripts from her radio programs and lots of photos.
Pip the Birding Dog
Read about the adventures of Laura’s plucky sidekick.
Laura's Flickr Photostream
Browse all Laura’s photos on Flickr.
The first blog by birds for birds.
Little Old Lady in Tennis Shoes
Laura’s webpage about the issues facing older birders.
Bird Collisions in Duluth, MN
Laura is trying to keep track of birds colliding with windows in Duluth, MN.
Conservation Big Year: 2013
Read about Laura’s conservation-themed Big Year.
Who pays for our driving habits?
Laura’s blog about bird collisions and problems with fossil fuels.