250 episodes

"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
    • 4.9 • 58 Ratings

"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 3

    BP Oil Spill Ten Years Later: Part 3

    Why didn't non-profits do more to expose BP's ways of minimizing their liability in 2010?

    • 5 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Hardcore_Since_4 ,

Wonderful podcast

I love this podcast so much. Laura Ericsson strikes the perfect balance between thoughtful, educational and heartwarming in less than 10 minutes. I love her personal anecdotal observations re birds while also incorporating macro knowledge and issues to the topic. What I like best is how each podcast is not long but not too short either!

north shore falcon ,

Courage

I love your show as it is thoughtful and genuine, but also courageous. In these times it is right to speak truth, because you don't get to be for the birds if you're against a compassionate life.

Holyhawks ,

If you love birds, you need this podcast!

Laura is a rock star! I have learned so much of what i love about birds from her books, and to have a way to listen to her is such a blessing. She is not only brilliant, but kind and compassionate and generous with her knowledge. Her podcast is a total treat.

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