BirdNote

BirdNote strives to transport listeners out of the daily grind and into the natural world with outstanding audio programming and online content. The stories we tell are rich in sound, imagery, and information, connecting the ways and needs of birds to the lives of listeners. BirdNote shows are aired on public radio stations around the country every day and can be found online at any time. Each show is scheduled to coincide with the time of year when it’s possible to see or hear the featured bird. We inspire people to listen, look, and exclaim, “Oh, that’s what that is!”

 Photograph of “Marty” the Marsh Wren by Idie Ulsh

Photograph of “Marty” the Marsh Wren by Idie Ulsh

Shows

BirdNote is a two-minute radio show that combines rich sounds with engaging stories, to illustrate the amazing lives of birds and give listeners a momentary respite from the news of the day.

 Photograph of Red-Breasted Sapsucker by Janine Schutt

Photograph of Red-Breasted Sapsucker by Janine Schutt

Blog

BirdNote shows are full of the rich, clear songs of birds. Most of the sounds come from the world-renowned Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

 Photograph or Prairie Warbler by Henry McLin

Photograph or Prairie Warbler by Henry McLin

Resources

Get involved with birds and birdwatching, from picking up your first pair of binoculars to recognizing species by sound – and even making the world a better place for birds.