For the Birds Radio Program
Living Heroes: Bob Hinkle
(April 3, 2020)
Much of Laura’s life was shaped thanks to a single class she took in college.
- April Fool, 2020 version (April 1, 2020)
How are Blue Jays helping people with social distancing? A word from Jim Baker of Baker’s Blue Jay Barn (Up the Shore a Ways) and the California Ravens, too.Duration: 5′06″ Related blog post with transcript
- The Birds and the Bees (March 31, 2020)
Del Stubbs and Celine Thouin of Pinewood, Minnesota, share a fascinating story, with photos on Laura’s blog, about a swarm of bees, and Laura brings us up to date on spring migration.Duration: 4′27″ Related blog post with transcript
- What is a human, or a bird, worth? (March 30, 2020)
The value of living things cannot be measured in dollars.Duration: 6′43″ Related blog post with transcript
- Chickadee Therapy (March 25, 2020)
Laura talks about how chickadees are brightening the days of many people during these hard times, and KAXE listener Polly Edington shared her exciting up-close and personal encounters with her backyard chickadees.Duration: 5′42″ Related blog post with transcript
- Coping in a Time of Pandemic (March 24, 2020)
How do we fill the hours when we’re stuck at home? Laura is trying to appeal to the better angels of her nature.Duration: 5′26″ Related blog post with transcript
- The Crowded Outdoors (March 23, 2020)
People are not following social distancing rules right now, putting all of us at risk
- Backyard Fox! (March 20, 2020)
Laura’s been looking at wildlife in her own backyard, and hearing about what others are seeing.Duration: 5′38″ Related blog post with transcript
- Cacawphony (March 19, 2020)
On Monday, Laura had a fun birding experience just a couple of blocks from home.Duration: 4′38″ Related blog post with transcript
- Social Distancing While Birding (March 18, 2020)
Laura and Dr. Peter Crosson have tips for social distancing when getting out birding.Duration: 5′20″ Related blog post with transcript
- Covid-19: Home for the Duration (March 16, 2020)
Hunkering down during a pandemic, nature can still provide balm for our soul.Duration: 5′58″ Related blog post with transcript
- Duck Stamp Regulation Change: Just Say No! (March 13, 2020)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed a new regulation requiring that in the future, every Federal Duck Stamp depict an element of hunting rather than allowing art depicting wild ducks in natural habitat. Laura says, “Just say no!” Why?
(This program must air by March 16, 2020.)Duration: 7′16″ Related blog post with transcript
- The Heartbreak of Rehabbing Birds (March 3, 2020)
Marge Gibson of the Raptor Education Group, Inc. in Antigo, Wisconsin, has been dealing with some heartbreaking situations lately.
Both the Minnesota and Wisconsin DNRs have TIP lines if you have any information on the shooting of native/protected wildlife. You can remain anonymous, though providing your name can be helpful in the successful prosecution of offenders.
Minnesota Turn in Poachers (TIP): 800-652-9093.
Wisconsin DNR Hotline 1-800-TIP-WDNR or 1-800-847-9367.
And please consider supporting the work REGI does.Duration: 7′15″ Related blog post with transcript
- Forty-five Years of Bird Watching AND Birding (March 2, 2020)
Laura started birdwatching, and birding, 45 years ago today.Duration: 5′01″ Related blog post with transcript
- Laura's Best Bird EVER! The Owl Who Lived (Feb. 24, 2020)
Laura saw a Boreal Owl in the Bog last week, calling to mind the most special Boreal Owl of all.Duration: 5′07″ Related blog post with transcript
- Cardiac Rehab (Feb. 21, 2020)
Laura’s back birding at pretty much full speed thanks to cardiac rehab.
- Giving Mozart the Last Word on Starlings (Feb. 20, 2020)
Laura can’t end a series of programs about starlings without mentioning Mozart.Duration: 5′47″ Related blog post with transcript
- A Tale of Two Mortimers, Part 2 (Feb. 19, 2020)
Laura received a fascinating email from Timothy Flannery, who is just as fascinated with starlings as Laura is.Duration: 4′43″ Related blog post with transcript
- A Tale of Two Mortimers, Part I (Feb. 18, 2020)
Thirty years ago, Laura and her family had a pet starling named Mortimer. How did that come about, and why is she suddenly thinking about him again?Duration: 4′46″ Related blog post with transcript
- Of Caeca and Appendices (Feb. 17, 2020)
One of Laura’s listeners, named Beth, was recently in the hospital for a ruptured appendix, leading Laura to think about bird digestion.Duration: 5′16″ Related blog post with transcript
- Marie's Birds (Feb. 14, 2020)
KAXE listener Phil Shore told Laura about the pleasure that his mother Marie, staying in a nursing facility near St. Louis, gets from looking out at birds.
- Jack Shelton's Conversations with a Grackle (Feb. 12, 2020)
Bemidji listener Jack Shelton shared an interesting experience with a Great-tailed Grackle in Nicaragua.Duration: 3′13″ Related blog post with transcript
- Superb Owl Sunday, 2020 (Feb. 6, 2020)
Laura and Russ found one superb owl this Sunday, and also found themselves in the same scenario as a character in the movie Airplane!Duration: 4′41″ Related blog post with transcript
- Tragic News (Feb. 3, 2020)
The Great Gray Owl Laura talked about last week came to a tragic end.Duration: 6′22″ Related blog post with transcript
- My Gratitude Folder (Jan. 30, 2020)
Laura uses her computer’s screen saver folder to conjure photos at random that remind her of everything she loves.Duration: 3′31″ Related blog post with transcript
- Great Gray Owl (Jan. 29, 2020)
Laura spent time yesterday, up close and personal, with a magnificent owl that found itself in urban Duluth.Duration: 5′05″ Related blog post with transcript
- Northern Shrike (Jan. 16, 2020)
Laura spent a bit of time with a Northern Shrike at the bog Sunday.Duration: 5′27″ Related blog post with transcript
- Twelve Owls (Jan. 14, 2020)
Laura was thrilled to see her twelfth owl species in St. Louis County this weekend. But then… the Barn Owl died.Duration: 6′00″ Related blog post with transcript
- January Blues (Jan. 9, 2020)
Laura is sitting around counting minutes and watching chickadees.
- April Fool, 2020 version (April 1, 2020)