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BirdNote FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions - Everything you need to know about BirdNote!

Q - Who wrote the BirdNote theme song?

A - Nancy Rumbel composed and played the theme music, and John Kessler produced it. 
      Read the full story in this Field Note.

Q - Who is Marty?
A - Marty is a Marsh Wren and has been the BirdNote mascot since the program’s inception in 2005. The illustration is based on a photo by BirdNote advisor Idie Ulsh. Learn more about the story of Marty. Even though his typical range is limited to North and Central America, Marty has traveled the world with BirdNote listeners. See pictures and learn how you can take Marty on your next trip.

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