BirdNote shows are aired on public radio stations around the country every day and can be found online at any time. Each show is scheduled to coincide with the time of year when it’s possible to see or hear the featured bird. We inspire people to listen, look, and exclaim, “Oh, that’s what that is!”
The content BirdNote produces is intended to educate and motivate people to care about the natural world. Through our stories, we hope that listeners will experience a deeper, richer relationship with nature – and that their lives and the lives of birds will be enriched.
About the Stories
- Our writers are birders. Their stories evolve from years of personal observation and are informed and reviewed by a panel of science advisors.
About the Sounds
- BirdNote shows are full of the rich, clear songs of birds. Most of the sounds come from the world-renowned Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
- Our theme music was composed and played by Grammy Award-winning musician, Nancy Rumbel, and produced by John Kessler, host of KPLU’s All Blues program.
- We work with science advisors and bird experts to identify whether a recorded bird sound is a mating call or a pounding beak, selecting the right ones for the stories.
- BirdNote’s professional narrators are longtime storytellers, DJs, and performers who bring the birds to life.
About the Images
- Each show is accompanied by high-quality photography. These images were contributed by generous and talented nature photographers.