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
    • 4.9 • 65 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/.

    Handfeeding birds

    Handfeeding birds

    One of Laura's listeners, Mark Roser, wrote about a Tufted Titmouse he feeds by hand, and a blog reader tells about the fun she's getting from one particular chickadee at her home office window feeder. They ask for advice about hand-feeding.

    • 4 min
    April Update

    April Update

    What birds are arriving on Peabody Street?

    • 5 min
    Chickadee nest! (Or at least a cavity)

    Chickadee nest! (Or at least a cavity)

    Chickadees may be nesting in Laura's old cherry tree. Time will tell.

    • 5 min
    Salmonella outbreak

    Salmonella outbreak

    A salmonella outbreak related to bird feeding has made the New York Times.

    • 5 min
    Robins!!

    Robins!!

    Laura's first robin of spring finally arrived and started singing this weekend!

    • 5 min
    Florida's Dark Side

    Florida's Dark Side

    Protections for fragile populations of Florida's unique wildlife never seem to be enacted until it's too late.

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 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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