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Nature's Voice

Nature's voice podcast

Duration: 15 to 20 minutes

Love nature? You'll love Nature's Voice, our award-winning podcast. Each month we'll bring you features, interviews and news of birds and wildlife, from back gardens to the Sumatran rainforest. If you can't get enough, try dipping into our back catalogue. We'll take you soaring with birds of prey, look back over 30 years of Big Garden Birdwatch, offer wildlife gardening advice and hear from celebrity wildlife lovers like Bill Oddie and Kate Humble. To make sure you get each new edition as soon as it’s published, why not become a subscriber? It's free and simple!

Please note: As of Oct 2014 we are focusing our limited resources on producing podcasts with more of the stuff you - our listeners - enjoy. This means fewer podcasts will be produced so in some months no podcast will be published, but we hope to produce nine each year.

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Latest episode

A dawn chorus in spring

Published: Fri, 29 Apr 201. File size: 23.2Mb.

It happens every morning at this time of year - in the countryside and in towns - but how many of us have ever really listened to the dawn chorus? Why do the birds start singing before the sun even rises and does the early bird really catch the worm? RSPB wildlife adviser Ben Andrew talks to Jane Markham about the birds as they start to sing in an Oxfordshire garden, identifying the early risers and what you should listen out for. 

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  • Episode 100: A dawn chorus in spring (Download)
  • Episode 99: Big Garden Birdwatch Results 2016 (Download)
  • Episode 98: An action plan to save the hen harrier (Download)
  • Episode 97: Born to Be Wild (Download)
  • Episode 96: Working for nature from science to song (Download)
  • Episode 95: Big Schools Birdwatch at 15! (Download)
  • Episode 94: Nature of climate change (Download)
  • Episode 93: Response for Nature and online art in An Open Field (Download)
  • Episode 92: Wallasea Island Wild Coast project (Download)
  • Episode 91: Puffins in trouble (Download)
  • Episode 90: Protecting the laws that protect nature - why the Nature Directives matter (Download)
  • Episode 89: Birdwatching with Stornoway and Big Garden Birdwatch results (Download)
  • Episode 88: Somerset Cranes and Climate Change (Download)
  • Episode 87: Taking Big Garden Birdwatch selfies! (Download)
  • Episode 86: Autumn Arrivals (Download)
  • Episode 85: Nightingales under threat in Kent (Download)
  • Episode 84: Conference for Nature and introducing Vote for Bob (Download)
  • Episode 83: The hen harrier Skydancer project is up for an award (Download)
  • Episode 82: Doñana restored and the yellow spiky woodlouse (Download)
  • Episode 81: Sleeping wild in your garden and Springwatch at Minsmere (Download)
  • Episode 80: Frogs and toads the gardener's friends! (Download)
  • Episode 79: Birdwatch results and the plight of the kittiwake (Download)
  • Episode 78: Floods and Fashion Week Nestboxes (Download)
  • Episode 77: Big Garden Birdwatch Live! (Download)
  • Episode 76: Where have all the Turtle Doves gone? (Download)
  • Episode 75: Project Wild Thing (Download)
  • Episode 74: Miranda Krestovnikoff - the RSPB's new President (Download)
  • Episode 73: Birds Without Borders - the perils of migration (Download)
  • Episode 72: A Big Wild Sleepout to remember (Download)
  • Episode 71: Linda Barker plus the Big Wild Sleepout (Download)
  • Episode 70: Sir David Attenborough and Giving Nature a Home (Download)
  • Episode 69: The State of Nature Report (Download)
  • Episode 68: Summer migrants special (Download)
  • Episode 67: Big Garden Birdwatch results in a spring freeze (Download)
  • Episode 66: Create a home for wildlife (Download)
  • Episode 65: Big Garden Birdwatch - the teenage connection (Download)
  • Episode 64: Wildlife at Christmas (Download)
  • Episode 63: Mike Dilger's Wild Town (Download)
  • Episode 62: Connecting children with nature (Download)
  • Episode 61: Sarah Outen and the Albatross (Download)
  • Episode 60: Nature of Farming Awards - your vote counts (Download)
  • Episode 59: Rio Summit report and UK woodlands in decline (Download)
  • Episode 58: First catch your hippo! (Download)
  • Episode 57: Springwatch returns to RSPB Ynys-hir (Download)
  • Episode 56: A drought for all seasons (Download)
  • Episode 55: Where have all the starlings gone? (Download)
  • Episode 54: Thames Estuary airport threat (Download)
  • Episode 53: Big Garden Birdwatch 2012 (Download)
  • Episode 52: 2011 reviewed and riding the economic storm predicted for 2012 (Download)
  • Episode 51: Vultures, rain forests and solar panels (Download)
  • Episode 50: Come Dine with the birds! (Download)
  • Episode 49: Saving the spoon-billed sandpiper (Download)
  • Episode 48: Making Your Nature Count and seaside rock pools (Download)
  • Episode 47: The Nature of Farming Awards 2011 (Download)
  • Episode 46: Bempton Gannets and the Marine Wildlife Pledge (Download)
  • Episode 45: Springwatch's new home at RSPB Ynys-hir (Download)
  • Episode 44: Ospreys, Wood Ants and Smooth Snakes at Arne (Download)
  • Episode 43: Stepping Up For Nature and Big Garden Birdwatch Results (Download)
  • Episode 42: Curious courtships amongst the birds and the trees! (Download)
  • Episode 41: Big Garden Birdwatch 2011 - where will you be watching? (Download)
  • Episode 40: Bird is the Word and a mistletoe mystery (Download)
  • Episode 39: Sun bears in Harapan Rainforest (Download)
  • Episode 38: Government Cuts and the RSPB (Download)
  • Episode 37: Every Child Outdoors (Download)
  • Episode 36: Hope Farm and the Nature of Farming Award (Download)
  • Episode 35: Bill Oddie on Rainham Marshes plus protecting wildlife from budget cuts. (Download)
  • Episode 34: Volunteering Special (Download)
  • Episode 33: Springwatch 2010 (Download)
  • Episode 32: Nesting kestrels and polystyrene ospreys.. (Download)
  • Episode 31: Election Special (Download)
  • Episode 30: Birds of Prey Special (Download)
  • Episode 29: Little Schools join the Big Garden Birdwatch (Download)
  • Episode 28: Bill Bailey and a Letter to the Future (Download)
  • Episode 27: Climate Change - The Wave (Download)
  • Episode 26: Feed the Birds and at sea with killer whales (Download)
  • Episode 25: Saving special places (Download)
  • Episode 24: Crimson Wing - flamingos on film (Download)
  • Episode 23: Mike Dilger and Alison Steadman visit Minsmere (Download)
  • Episode 22: Stone curlews and cuckoos - the good and bad news (Download)
  • Episode 21: Swifts' late arrival and Make your nature count (Download)
  • Episode 20: A date with nature and a birds of prey update (Download)
  • Episode 19: Good news for the albatross and Big Garden Birdwatch results (Download)
  • Episode 18: Saltholme - a new reserve in an industrial landscape (Download)
  • Episode 17: Big Garden Birdwatch at 30! (Download)
  • Episode 16: A starling spectacular and dreaming of a green Christmas (Download)
  • Episode 15: Why city sparrows struggle for survival (Download)
  • Episode 14: Bird feeding tips for the credit crunch (Download)
  • Episode 13: Nesting hornbills in Sumatra and discovering the UK's lowland heaths (Download)
  • Episode 12: New families for orphaned peregrine chicks and great grassland reserves. (Download)
  • Episode 11: The case against Biofuels and where to spot a puffin (Download)
  • Episode 10: How a new whisky will help the Black Grouse and RSPB reserves near cities (Download)
  • Episode 9: Birds of prey - the good news, Bill Oddie and the Loch Garten ospreys (Download)
  • Episode 8: India's vultures on the edge of extinction and UK egg thief is jailed (Download)
  • Episode 7: Big Garden Birdwatch results and a new RSPB centre for Wales (Download)
  • Episode 6: Skylarks and stone curlews at risk (Download)
  • Episode 5: Big Garden Birdwatch 2008 (Download)
  • Episode 4: Successes and Challenges - the RSPB's Chief Executive looks back at 2007 (Download)
  • Episode 3: Lake Natron flamingo threat (Download)
  • Episode 2: Homes for Wildlife (Download)
  • Episode 1: Sumatran rainforest on the brink (Download)

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