"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/.
St. Louis County Eurasian Tree Sparrow
This week Laura saw a bird that belongs in an entirely different St. Louis County.
Homemade Books and Picture Cards for Small Children
Laura is making picture cards to teach her little grandson about birds and other animals.
Catching the Start of the Dawn Chorus
How early do you have to get up to hear the very beginning of the dawn chorus? Earlier than you might think.
Recognizing Sparrows, Part 2: Unstreaked Sparrows
Laura, back from her close encounter with Covid, finishes her sparrow identification series.
Recognizing Sparrows, Part 1: Juncos and Sparrows with Streaked Breasts
The end of April and beginning of May are when sparrows descend upon the Northland in big numbers. Identifying these little brown jobs isn't as daunting as it might seem.
Joy in the Backyard
When Laura photographed a male and female Pileated Woodpecker feeding together in her suet feeder, she realized just how happy she is.
It’s a pleasure
Really enjoy this as a supplement to my daily bird watching on my feeders.
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!
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.