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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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Strange Fish

Dr. Seuss's McElligot's Pool (1947) features some fantastic fish—ones with pinwheel-like tails, curly noses, long floppy ears, or Kangaroo pouches. The fictional fish do have some truly strange nonfictional cousins, among which are giant oarfish, barreleye fish, and sawfish.

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