"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/.
Bird Feeding, Part II: Suet
Besides bird seed, the thing most people give birds at feeding stations is suet.
Bird Feeding, Part I: Bird Seed
All week Laura will be talking about the best choices for what we offer at our bird feeding stations.
Listeners wrote in asking about White-breasted Nuthatches.
The Black-capped Chickadee may be Laura's favorite bird, but the Boreal Chickadee isn't too far behind.
Every day, a female Red-bellied Woodpecker is visiting Peabody Street. Seeing one in Duluth used to be a rare event. Laura is just as thrilled now that it's much more commonplace.
Ivory Gull in Duluth: 2022
An Ivory Gull turned up in Duluth on January 3. Laura tried, but didn't succeed, in finding it.
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.
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.