On this episode of Wildlife Weekly, Jackie Sandberg explains the structure and colors of bird feathers. The colors of a bird’s feathers can be changed by its diet. For example, the type of berries cardinals eat will change the hue of their red feathers. The exception is blue feathers, which are not affected by diet. […]
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Nope… it’s a bird! Monday host Patty Peltekos speaks with ornithologists Clint Boal and Cheryl Dykstra, authors of Urban Raptors: Ecology and Conservation of Birds of Prey in Cities, from Island Press. Dr. Clint Boal is Professor of Wildlife Biology at Texas Tech University. He is the former president for […]
Well, it looks like Spring has finally arrived, so long as we’re done with sudden bouts of cold and snow (knock on wood!). So, this episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine welcomes back the birds of Spring! PNM producer Lincoln Tice talks with ornithologist Anna Pidgeon from UW-Madison’s forest and wildlife ecology. She discusses some […]
In tonight’s episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine, Lincoln Tice wants to know why there’s been such a surge of Snowy owls in Wisconsin, and Madison, this winter. So, he talks with Matt Reetz, Executive Director of the Madison Audubon Society. Normally, Snowy owls don’t migrate this far south into Wisconsin from their breeding grounds […]
We are nearing the end of WORT’s winter 2017 We’re Still Here pledge drive, and we still have a lot of wonderful listeners who we haven’t heard from yet! On this pledge drive edition of Diaspora, Elizabeth, Queen of Exiles and Dave Fallow, the Radio Naturalist, will be going on an audio safari with lots […]
In this interview with Greg Budney, collections curator at Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Macaulay Library, producer Will Cushman learns about the library’s wildlife sound archive. It’s the largest archive of wildlife sounds in the world, and it’s online and free to explore.