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"For the Birds" began airing on KUMD in Duluth, MN, in May, 1986, and is the longest continually-running radio program about birds in the U.S. Hundreds more episodes are available for free at http://www.lauraerickson.com/radio/.

Laura Erickson's For the Birds Laura Erickson

    • Natural Sciences

"For the Birds" began airing on KUMD in Duluth, MN, in May, 1986, and is the longest continually-running radio program about birds in the U.S. Hundreds more episodes are available for free at http://www.lauraerickson.com/radio/.

    BP Oil Spill Ten Years Later: Part 2

    BP Oil Spill Ten Years Later: Part 2

    BP managed to change a rule to vastly understate the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on wildlife, when the oiled wildlife number is what determines an oil spill's impact on wildlife.

    • 5 min
    BP Oil Spill, Ten Years Later: Part I

    BP Oil Spill, Ten Years Later: Part I

    In July 2010, Laura went down to the Gulf for a few weeks during the BP oil spill. It was far worse than people were saying, and Laura is still outraged.

    • 5 min
    October Snow!

    October Snow!

    Laura's had a frustrating and a fun time watching birds in the October snow.

    • 5 min
    Changing Appearance

    Changing Appearance

    Laura speculates on how adult birds maintain pretty much the same appearance during the time they have dependent young.

    • 4 min
    Global Bird Weekend

    Global Bird Weekend

    Laura is part of the *BirdWatching* magazine team that will be participating in Global Bird Weekend tomorrow, planning to have a lot of fun in a safe, socially-distanced way, and hoping that her participation will help BirdLife International's campaign to end the illegal bird trade.

    • 5 min
    Dependent Nestlings

    Dependent Nestlings

    Laura's new grandbaby and the neighborhood crows and jays are making her think about dependent young of all species.

    • 5 min

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