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
    • 4.8 • 57 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/.

    Backyard Fun

    Backyard Fun

    Fall migration is getting exciting in Laura's yard.

    • 5 min
    Massive bird die-off in New Mexico

    Massive bird die-off in New Mexico

    Huge numbers of birds have been found dead and dying in New Mexico. We don't know exactly why.

    • 5 min
    Yard List

    Yard List

    After living on Peabody Street for 39 years, Laura has a hard time adding new birds to her yard list, but Friday she added a surprising new one! This one goes out with music.

    • 4 min
    Grousing about viruses

    Grousing about viruses

    James Stone got Laura thinking about the West Nile virus epidemic that hit the US twenty years ago. That virus didn't hurt anywhere near as many people as we first feared, but it continues to kill Ruffed Grouse and other wildlife.

    • 5 min
    Fall Migration Update

    Fall Migration Update

    What birds are migrating through right now? James Stone of Northome brought Laura up to date with his birds, and she's had some interesting experiences in her own yard, too.

    • 5 min
    Fun with Blue Jays

    Fun with Blue Jays

    Laura can't get enough of her backyard Blue Jays.

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 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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