"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 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.
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.
Laura's had a frustrating and a fun time watching birds in the October snow.
Laura speculates on how adult birds maintain pretty much the same appearance during the time they have dependent young.
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.
Laura's new grandbaby and the neighborhood crows and jays are making her think about dependent young of all species.