299 episodes

Ray Brown's Talkin' Birds is a call-in show of entertaining conversation about wild birds -- attracting them to your back yard, identifying them, feeding them, and learning more about them along the way. Every week, we have contests for prizes like bird feeders and other great bird-related stuff, along with expert guests. So, whether you're an experienced birder, or you're new to birding, listen in, and be part of the show by calling in with a question, sharing some information or observations, or trying for one of our prizes. It's birdwatching--in the backyard and beyond.

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Ray Brown's Talkin' Birds is a call-in show of entertaining conversation about wild birds -- attracting them to your back yard, identifying them, feeding them, and learning more about them along the way. Every week, we have contests for prizes like bird feeders and other great bird-related stuff, along with expert guests. So, whether you're an experienced birder, or you're new to birding, listen in, and be part of the show by calling in with a question, sharing some information or observations, or trying for one of our prizes. It's birdwatching--in the backyard and beyond.

    #767 Feb. 16, 2020

    #767 Feb. 16, 2020

    On our latest show: the “Skunk-headed Coot,” good and bad conservation news; and a most unusual mockingbird.

    • 30 min
    #766 Feb. 9, 2020

    #766 Feb. 9, 2020

    On Our Latest Show: The extra benefits of feeding bluebirds; penguins talking like people; and the smallest bird in the world.

    • 30 min
    #765 Feb. 2, 2020

    #765 Feb. 2, 2020

    On Our Latest Show: Trying to save an endangered Hawaiian bird; how “electric eggs” can help protect shorebirds; and how birds keep warm in freezing weather.

    • 30 min
    Podcast Extra #5: Birding to Help Prevent Burnout on the Job

    Podcast Extra #5: Birding to Help Prevent Burnout on the Job

    Senior Producer Debbie Blicher interviewed Talkin' Birds Ambassador Joshua Schor about birding to prevent professional burnout. Josh is a physician, and he has learned that birding helps keep him mentally and emotionally fit for the job.

    • 5 min
    #764 Jan. 26, 2020

    #764 Jan. 26, 2020

    On Our Latest Show: The fight to save Virginia’s waterbirds; the battle against new roadbuilding in Florida; the beautiful Canvasback; and how to choose and use a spotting scope.

    • 30 min
    #763 Jan. 19, 2020

    #763 Jan. 19, 2020

    On Our Latest Show: Bald Eagles vs lead shot; seabirds vs. The Blob; a new feathered dinosaur; and a “King” of ducks.

    • 30 min

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