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

    • Science
    • 4.9 • 77 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/.

    St. Louis County Eurasian Tree Sparrow

    St. Louis County Eurasian Tree Sparrow

    This week Laura saw a bird that belongs in an entirely different St. Louis County.

    • 5 min
    Homemade Books and Picture Cards for Small Children

    Homemade Books and Picture Cards for Small Children

    Laura is making picture cards to teach her little grandson about birds and other animals.

    • 5 min
    Catching the Start of the Dawn Chorus

    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.

    • 5 min
    Recognizing Sparrows, Part 2: Unstreaked Sparrows

    Recognizing Sparrows, Part 2: Unstreaked Sparrows

    Laura, back from her close encounter with Covid, finishes her sparrow identification series.

    • 5 min
    Recognizing Sparrows, Part 1: Juncos and Sparrows with Streaked Breasts

    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.

    • 4 min
    Joy in the Backyard

    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.

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

ACK Now ,

It’s a pleasure

Really enjoy this as a supplement to my daily bird watching on my feeders.

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.

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