Backyard Birding 101 : Short Wave If you pay attention to what's going on in your own backyard, ornithologist Viviana Ruiz Gutierrez says the birds among us have been putting on a great show. Gutierrez explains migration, mating dances, nesting, and shares tips on how to be hospitable to the birds in your neighborhood.
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Backyard Birding 101

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Backyard Birding 101

Backyard Birding 101

Backyard Birding 101

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Overhead shot of binoculars and bird guide, High Pointe Inn, West Barnstable, MA. (Photo by: Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
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If you pay attention to what's going on in your own backyard, ornithologist Viviana Ruiz Gutierrez says the birds among us have been putting on a great show. Gutierrez explains migration, mating dances, nesting, and shares tips on how to be hospitable to the birds in your neighborhood.

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This episode was produced by Brit Hanson, fact-checked by Yowei Shaw and edited by Deborah Goerge.