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BirdNote Presents

Welcome to BirdNote Presents, our new podcast for longform stories and series that connect us more deeply with birds, nature, and each other. You can always find the latest episode, as well as previous shows, right here. 

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Wingspan Takes Flight

The board game Wingspan came out this year to a lot of buzz. The bird-themed game is fun, but it’s also having a surprising impact. It’s gotten board gamers hooked on birds — and birders hooked on board games! Listen now »

A Conversation with Dr. J. Drew Lanham: Finding Home in Nature

BirdNote host Ashley Ahearn recently sat down with Dr. J. Drew Lanham at the University of Washington College of the Environment Symposium on Nature and Health. The conversation weaves through Dr. Lanham’s poetry, readings from his memoir, and his thoughts about faith, climate change, the loss of birds, and the ways we can work together to confront systemic racism. Listen now »

Sound Escapes

Join BirdNote’s Ashley Ahearn and sound ecologist Gordon Hempton for an immersive audio journey through some of the most wild, beautiful and sound-rich places in the world. Along the way, Gordon gives us a crash course in the art of truly listening. It’s something he says is a dying art, constantly under threat in our noisy, modern lives. Listen to the entire first season now »

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