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Sep. 28, 2012

The Biology of Birds of Prey

We’ll check in with biologists studying American kestrels, prairie falcons, red-tailed hawks, and other raptors that nest in Idaho's Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area. Plus, bringing back the California condor.

raptors, birds of prey, hawk, falcon, condor, eagle, idaho, boise idaho

Dec. 23, 2011

Birders Fan Out to Count Feathered Friends

The Christmas Bird Count is underway and a birder shares some identification tips.

chrismas bird count, audubon, citizen sciebce

Dec. 24, 2010

Christmas Bird Count 2010

Time to bundle up and grab your binoculars - we'll check in on this year's Audubon Christmas Bird Count, a great example of citizen science.

birds, birding, audubon, christmas bird count

Mar. 28, 2008

Spring Birding

Sure, there's always the first robin of spring, and the swallows returning to Capistrano -- but what other birding sights should you be on the lookout for as the weather warms?

birds, birding, birdwatching

Oct. 09, 2009

Tracking Bird Migration

Geese head south for the winter, and the swallows return to Capistrano - but how? In this hour, we'll talk about how birds make their migratory journeys, and how scientists are trying to study their travels.

birds, migration, flight

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Tar Noir: Paleoforensics at the La Brea Tar Pits

\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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