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Talkin' Birds

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Ray Brown's Talkin' Birds is a call-in show of entertaining conversation about wild birds -- attracting them to your back yard, identifying them, feeding them, and learning more about them along the way. Every week, we have contests for prizes like bird feeders and other great bird-related stuff, along with expert guests. So, whether you're an experienced birder, or you're new to birding, listen in, and be part of the show by calling in with a question, sharing some information or observations, or trying for one of our prizes. It's birdwatching--in the backyard and beyond.

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Ray Brown's Talkin' Birds is a call-in show of entertaining conversation about wild birds -- attracting them to your back yard, identifying them, feeding them, and learning more about them along the way. Every week, we have contests for prizes like bird feeders and other great bird-related stuff, along with expert guests. So, whether you're an experienced birder, or you're new to birding, listen in, and be part of the show by calling in with a question, sharing some information or observations, or trying for one of our prizes. It's birdwatching--in the backyard and beyond.

iTunes Ratings

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Excellent Podcast!

By DavidFeldmann - May 19 2019
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A very worthwhile program for birdwatchers (amateurs and veterans alike).

By far the BEST birding show!

By Rochelle Backer - Jul 03 2018
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I listen every week! Fun & informative! Ray is a Hoot!

iTunes Ratings

84 Ratings
Average Ratings
72
6
1
4
1

Excellent Podcast!

By DavidFeldmann - May 19 2019
Read more
A very worthwhile program for birdwatchers (amateurs and veterans alike).

By far the BEST birding show!

By Rochelle Backer - Jul 03 2018
Read more
I listen every week! Fun & informative! Ray is a Hoot!
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Talkin' Birds

Latest release on Jan 12, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: #701 Nov. 4, 2018

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The intrepid Snow Bunting; good news for Michigan Chimney Swifts; shocking news from the World Wildlife Fund; and a new discovery that strengthens the link between modern birds and dinosaurs — all on our latest show.

Nov 04 2018

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Rank #2: #693 Sept. 9, 2018

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On our latest show: We learn about birds of prey and bee pollinators direct from the Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s Raptor Weekend in Bristol, R.I. Plus, a bird from down under vocalizes LIVE and serves as today’s Mystery Bird. 

Sep 09 2018

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Rank #3: #720 March 24, 2019

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The incredible journey of the Blackpoll Warbler; the intriguing history of the Purple Martin; the phenomenon of Bird Punk; and international bird tour leader David Clapp as our in-studio guest — all on our latest show.

Mar 24 2019

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Rank #4: #719 March 17, 2019

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On our latest show: why birds don’t crash into each other; a new bird ID app that really works; a Conservation Salute to a big city mayor; and what plastic pollution is doing to the health of birds…and people.

Mar 17 2019

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Rank #5: #690 Aug. 19, 2018

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On our latest show: We meet the scary bird with the skinny legs; we welcome superstar birders Wayne Petersen and Paul Baicich; and we announce some upcoming road trips to exciting bird festivals.

Aug 19 2018

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Rank #6: #718 March 10, 2019

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On our latest show: we talk with the creator of the amazing Wall of Birds mural at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology; we meet the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker; and we learn about the 16-year old girl from the U.K. who has spotted 5,000 species of birds!

Mar 10 2019

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Rank #7: #697 Oct. 7, 2018

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On our latest show: A live report from Pennsylvania’s (foggy) Hawk Mountain; help with marauding Wild Turkeys; inebriated songbirds; and the beautiful but troublesome Cygnus olor

Oct 07 2018

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Rank #8: #721 March 31, 2019

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On our latest show: Birding Superstar Laura Erickson on her Conservation Big Year; Mike O’Connor on keeping dogs away from birds; and a salute to a bird-friendly baseball team.

Mar 31 2019

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Rank #9: #731 June 9, 2019

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On our latest show: We learn about Oregon woodpeckers; ocean warming’s disastrous impact on seabirds; and the remarkable Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

Jun 09 2019

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Rank #10: #755 Nov. 24, 2019

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On our latest show: Some good news about birds and windows; wrong-way migration; the remarkable Black Skimmer; and a salute to some middle school students fighting plastic pollution.

Nov 24 2019

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Rank #11: #702 Nov. 11, 2018

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Winter finches in the lower 48; the beautiful Sea Mouse; birding guru David Clapp; and hats full of potatoes — all on our latest show.

Nov 11 2018

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Rank #12: #756 Dec. 1, 2019

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On our latest show: the unusual behavior of the Lewis’s Woodpecker; an NFL stadium tries to become more bird-friendly; Project FeederWatch; and the history of the wishbone.

Dec 01 2019

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Rank #13: #728 May 19, 2019

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On our latest show: Shearwaters tell the tale of ocean environmental health; Everglades birds make a comeback; the Great Black Hawk is memorialized in bronze; and Mike offers tips on attracting and feeding orioles. 

May 19 2019

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Rank #14: #725 April 28, 2019

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On our latest show: We meet the “flying checkerboard”; we get a birding report from New York’s Central Park; and we learn why Quantum Entanglement may help migrating birds find their way.

Apr 28 2019

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Rank #15: #732 June 16, 2019

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On our latest show: Feathers may be older than we think — a lot older; good news and bad news about ocean plastic; a conservation salute to Canada; and we meet the beautiful Bombycilla cedrorum. 

Jun 16 2019

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Rank #16: #757 Dec. 8, 2019

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On our latest show: the Christmas Bird Count is back; birds are shrinking; and Mike has some ideas about capitalizing common names of bird species.

Dec 08 2019

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Rank #17: #676 May 13, 2018

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On our latest show: Snowy Owls, Black-legged Kittiwakes, and Atlantic Puffins in trouble; a concrete solution to a global emissions problem; and a Mother’s Day salute to the single moms of the bird world. 

May 13 2018

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Rank #18: #754 Nov. 17, 2019

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On our latest show: The surprising thing that helps juncos attract mates; seabirds starving in the fish-filled Bering Sea; and the bird that some call “Spoony.”

Nov 17 2019

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Rank #19: #670 Apr. 1, 2018

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On our latest show: Downy Woodpeckers and Hairy Woodpeckers — and the
Innocent Bystander Hypothesis. Plus, we meet the bird some call the Red-winged Starling. 

Apr 01 2018

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Rank #20: #710 Jan. 13, 2019

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The return of the Pink-footed Goose, bad news for our National Parks, good news for some Piping Plovers, and a small bird with a really big bite — all on our latest show.

Jan 13 2019

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