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April 2020

The Dawn Song of Spring

BirdNote recently received a letter from Sylvia Sibley, age 9, describing her profound experience hearing the dawn song of her neighborhood birds. We hope you enjoy her story, which captures the wonder of nature’s daybreak symphony . . .Today I want to share with you one of the most amazing... read more »

Earth Day 2020 - 50 Years!

Earth Day, the 50th anniversary. On April 22, 1970, deep in the middle of the Vietnam War, we still had concerns for the natural world … cities thick with smog, pesticides taking their toll on birds, rivers on fire. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin had come up with the idea of a national day... read more »

Teshekpuk Lake

Black Brant © Pipers Creek, Flickr Creative CommonsAccording to National Audubon: The nearly 23-million-acre National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska -- or NPR-A -- supports a stunning diversity and abundance of wildlife.Why Is Teshekpuk Lake Important?BirdNote science advisor and writer,... read more »


Birding from Inside

Jason McCue is the newest member of the BirdNote communications team. A recent graduate of Seattle University’s environmental studies program, he is excited to work with the incredible BirdNote team and community of listeners.Ahh, how I’ve longed for April. The winter is coming to an end, making... read more »