Rank #1: #701 Nov. 4, 2018
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
Rank #2: #693 Sept. 9, 2018
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
Rank #3: #720 March 24, 2019
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
Rank #4: #719 March 17, 2019
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
Rank #5: #690 Aug. 19, 2018
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
Rank #6: #718 March 10, 2019
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
Rank #7: #697 Oct. 7, 2018
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
Rank #8: #721 March 31, 2019
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
Rank #9: #731 June 9, 2019
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
Rank #10: #755 Nov. 24, 2019
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
Rank #11: #702 Nov. 11, 2018
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
Rank #12: #756 Dec. 1, 2019
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
Rank #13: #728 May 19, 2019
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
Rank #14: #725 April 28, 2019
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
Rank #15: #732 June 16, 2019
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
Rank #16: #757 Dec. 8, 2019
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
Rank #17: #676 May 13, 2018
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
Rank #18: #754 Nov. 17, 2019
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
Rank #19: #670 Apr. 1, 2018
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
Rank #20: #710 Jan. 13, 2019
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