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 • 95 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/.

    Superiority

    Superiority

    Seeing ourselves as the one species at the pinnacle of evolution is as wrong-headed as seeing our planet at the center of the universe.

    • 5 min
    Golden-winged Warblers

    Golden-winged Warblers

    To know them is to love them. But first, we have to be aware of them.

    • 4 min
    Connecticut Warbler

    Connecticut Warbler

    Seeing or even hearing one of these rare birds is a matter of the “3 P’s”: Patience, Perseverance, and Providence.

    • 4 min
    A Tale of Two Endangered Species: Bachman's and Kirtland's Warblers

    A Tale of Two Endangered Species: Bachman's and Kirtland's Warblers

    Two warblers were on the official Endangered Species List in 1973. Now they're both off the list, but for opposite reasons.

    • 6 min
    Looking for Wood Thrushes

    Looking for Wood Thrushes

    Last Tuesday, Laura and her friend Bernie found a Wood Thrush at one of Laura's favorite birding spots in Duluth. She hopes it attracts, or already has, a mate. (The [blogpost](https://open.substack.com/pub/lauraerickson/p/searching-for-wood-thrushes?r=aaa7&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&showWelcomeOnShare=true) for this program is much longer and more fleshed out, with lots of photos.)

    • 4 min
    Loggerhead Shrike!

    Loggerhead Shrike!

    A cute little predator on the Endangered Species List for Wisconsin and Minnesota has been turning up here and there in both states this spring.

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

deborahtn ,

Late Hummingbirds at feeder

Enjoy your podcast so much. I too have had some surprise hummingbirds this past weekend. I keep changing the nectar in my last two feeders I have kept out. I shout through the window. “Head south little one, frost is coming”

o1/;7ldul ,

Wit, wisdom and vast knowledge of the avian world make this woman a must hear!

Thank you for airing Laura over the years!

ACK Now ,

It’s a pleasure

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

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