For The Birds

Raptor Education Group, Inc., Antigo, WI

HF 888 is headed to conference committee in the House of Representatives. A provision in the bill would prohibit the DNR from adopting rules that restrict the use of lead ammunition.

The "collateral damage" of lead shot has long been a topic of concern for KUMD's Laura Erickson, who joined us this morning to talk about it.

©Lisa Johnson

Morning people (and those thrust into wakefulness by birdsong) can avail themselves of a chance to bird with Laura Erickson a couple of times a week now through the end of May.

Laura is hosting Duluth Audubon Warbler Walks Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning at 7:00am.

United States map showing locations where hummingbirds have been seen so far
Hummingbird.net

This morning, Laura Erickson drew our attention to this cool map - a Ruby-throated hummingbird ETA, of sorts.   You can find out more here:

And you can listen to Laura's show from this morning here:

©Laura Erickson. All rights reserved.

A lot of our friends and neighbors headed to Washington D.C. for the Women's March on Washington.

Laura Erickson was one of them ... and she wrote about the experience in her blog.

©Laura Erickson. All rights reserved.

It's not every day we create a special post about Laura Erickson's For the Birds ... but then, it's not every day the Cubs win the World Series, either. 

Just in time for our month-long celebration of 30 years of Laura Erickson's For The Birds -- a long-awaited field guide to the birds she's been telling us about since 1986.

KUMD

KUMD 103.3 FM is celebrating the 30th anniversary of “For the Birds,” a radio program by Duluthian bird expert Laura Erickson, tomorrow Tuesday, May 24 at 12noon, in front of UMD Bohannon Hall 83 at (next to the Tweed Museum). The event is free and open to the public.

KUMD

Ever since May 12, 1986, Laura Erickson has been our "pocket field guide" to the birds of the Northland.

4/16 Forever Home

Apr 16, 2015
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Animal Allies' Humane Educator Pat Castellano joins us to talk about keeping cats indoors.  It's not only safer and better for them ... it's safer and better for the birds.

Lisa Johnson

Laura Erickson joins us to talk about her new book, "Into the Nest: Intimate Views of the Courting, Parenting, and Family Lives of Familiar Birds."  She teamed up with Marie Read of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to produce a photo book of familiar birds: from the first "meet cute" of the parents right through the "empty nest."