Birds connect us with the joy and wonder of nature. By telling vivid, sound-rich stories about birds and the challenges they face, BirdNote inspires listeners to care about the natural world – and takes step to protect it.
Ojibwe writer Heid E. Erdrich's poem DNA Tribes deals with her identity as a Native American woman and the call of the Red-eyed Vireo, which sounds like someone saying “Here I am, where are you?” [Hear more poetry by Erdrich and other contemporary writers on our podcast, BirdNote Presents]
A typical songbird belts out its song between 1,000 and 2,500 times per day. Even though most bird songs last only a few seconds, that's a lot of warbling! A Yellowhammer, a European bunting, may sing over 3,000 times a day. But the Yellowhammer doesn't even come close to the North