Programming for Public Radio
BirdNote produces and distributes two-minute shows that are rich in sound, imagery, and information. Our daily shows are scheduled to broadcast 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!”
Programming for the Web
BirdNote’s website at www.birdnote.org offers stunning photos, nestcams, links to outdoor activities, our Field Notes blog, and ways to make a difference for birds and their habitats. All BirdNote shows are archived on our website and accompanied by colorful photographs and links to in-depth information about the featured birds, their habitats, and their conservation status.
Meeting a Need
Listeners look forward to their daily dose of nature. Here’s what they’ve told us:
"Listening to BirdNote reminds me to find those moments in nature that help ground me,” says one listener. “In two enjoyable minutes, you might travel somewhere exotic or gain a nugget of knowledge about something in your own back yard,” says another.
To learn more about the ways that BirdNote benefits birds, their habitats, and listeners, please see our 2012 annual report at http://birdnote.org/annual-reports
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
A survey of BirdNote listeners tells us they are becoming better stewards of nature. With more than 40% of North America's bird species in decline, their actions are making a difference! Listeners are using fewer pesticides and herbicides; planting native plants in their yards; buying shade-grown coffee; and using recycled paper.
BirdNote is independently produced and funded. We rely on gifts, grants, and sales of the BirdNote calendar to create our daily shows. Radio stations throughout North America provide valuable airtime, broadcasting our shows to a growing audience.