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2017 Annual Report

The 2017 BirdNote Annual Report

Every day, BirdNote brings moments of joy, learning, and inspiration to listeners around the world, while building widespread awareness of birds and conservation. Thank you for investing in the future of the natural world by supporting BirdNote. This annual report is a celebration of the difference that you — our donors, volunteers, advisors, listeners, and advocates — make for birds by supporting BirdNote’s voice for conservation.

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BirdNote stories are educating listeners of all ages — and inspiring them to care about the natural world.

You make this possible. BirdNote is an independently produced and funded radio program, and your investment makes a difference for birds, their habitats, and your fellow listeners.

Thank you! We appreciate your support and your belief in our work.

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BirdNote by the Numbers

  • 2.1 million daily listeners
  • Broadcasts on 240+ stations in 40 states (up from just one station in 2005)
  • Nearly 1,500 daily shows produced, including nearly 70 new shows in 2017
  • 1000+ videos and many more photos online

Special Features in the Report

  • Introducing Jason Saul, new managing producer
  • BirdNote Next Generation, a new education initiative
  • BirdNote adventures to Cuba, the Amazon, and Big Bend
  • Worked with Sasquatch Books to create a BirdNote book, published in 2018
  • Beautiful images from Gerrit Vyn

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Download Previous Annual Reports

2016 BirdNote Annual Report
2016 Annual Report 2015 Annual Report 2014 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report 2012 Annual Report 2011 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report 2010 Annual Report