LISTEN: Geography of a Bird

Start looking at birds, and you have to master a whole new vocabulary of lingo. more »

Mar 25, 2015 9:22 AM , Outdoors

LISTEN: An Ornithologist Shaken, Not Stirred

Before there was James Bond OO7 the secret agent and ladies' man, there was James Bond the distinguished ornithologist and expert on birds of the West Indians. more »

Mar 13, 2015 8:06 AM , Outdoors

LISTEN: Animal Attitudes, It Takes All Kinds

We may be all cut from the same cloth, yet every one of us is one of a kind. The same holds for wild animals. In a given family of wild owls, robins, or raccoons, no two individuals share the same personality. Vive le difference! more »

Feb 6, 2015 12:38 PM , Outdoors

LISTEN: Eye of an Eagle

The great hulk of the thing was scarcely 50 feet away perched on the limb of a birch. The limb was spindly, and this combined with the eagle’s proximity to the ground and to my retinas, made it appear gigantic! more »

Jul 25, 2014 9:39 AM , Outdoors

LISTEN: Matters of Perspective

Defeated by a little bird! It's humbling, I confess, to have chased wild birds over much of North America for 35 years and still not have seen a common sedge wren. more »

Jul 4, 2014 8:36 AM , Outdoors

LISTEN: The Unsung, Well Sung, Pine Warbler

The pine warbler is often heard but rarely seen. To identify one of these birds, even at close range, you've got to inventory its features, hear it sing if possible, and ponder. more »

May 16, 2014 12:38 PM , Outdoors

LISTEN: Birds Come, Birds Go, Birds Come Again

Migratory songbirds rack up enormous numbers of frequent flier miles as they wing north and south and north again, all without tickets or boarding passes. more »

May 8, 2014 1:32 PM , Outdoors

Spring Symphony: Mark Fraser Explores Nuthatches

Our naturalist Mark Fraser takes us on an amazing spring-time nature walk as the forests come alive with the sound of nuthatches. more »

May 17, 2013 7:39 AM , Outdoors

Raising Baby Birds

At one point or another many of us have found a baby bird. They are certainly adorable little birds and are often thought to be an orphan. more »

Oct 9, 2012 4:49 PM Outdoors