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Field Notes

Field Notes image by Betsy Bowen

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Molly Hoffman

Molly Hoffman became a birder following a 1970 course in Ornithology at the University of Minnesota, Duluth which was part of a degree in Biology.  Molly created Field Notes to bring a realistic birding experience to a radio audience. By using a single recorder to capture bird sounds along with her voice narrative, Field Notes is able to simulate a guided birding adventure in the woods. Field Notes airs every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning on WTIP. The segment is also available via podcast and by streaming the audio below.

Molly also produced two CD compilations: Bird Songs of the Northern Woods Volumes I and II, to benefit WTIP.  Volume II is available for purchase at WTIP as well as various businesses along the North Shore. All proceeds directly benefit the station. To order your CD, simply stop by the station, or contact us at wtipoffice@wtip.org or 218-387-1070 or 800-473-9847. 

 
Arts, cultural and history features on WTIP are made possible in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Check out other programs and features funded in part with support from the Heritage Fund.
 

 

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Eastern Phoebe Fledglings (Sayornis phoebe)

Field Notes: Fox Sparrow and Eastern Phoebe

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 9 and 10:00.  Support for Field Notes comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Redstart Wing Display

Field Notes: White-Throated Sparrow, Red-Eyed Vireo and Redstart

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Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 9 and 9:30.  Support for Field Notes comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

(Photo by Paul on Flickr)

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Cedar Waxwing

Common Yellow-Throat, Cedar Waxwing and Chestnut-Sided Warbler

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Support for Field Notes with Molly Hoffman comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
 

(Photo by pumcus on Flickr)

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Least Flycatcher

Field Notes: Red-Eyed Vireo, White-Throated Sparrow and Least Flycatcher

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Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 9 and 9:30.  Support for Field Notes comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

(Photo by Kelly Colgan Azar on Flickr)

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Chestnut-Sided Warbler

Field Notes: Chestnut-sided warbler, purple finch and red-eyed vireo

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Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 9 and 9:30.  Support for Field Notes comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

(Photo by Mark Peck on Flickr)

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Redstart

Field Notes: Black-throated green warbler, veery, ovenbird and American redstart

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Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 9 and 9:30.  Support for Field Notes comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

(Photo by Dan Pancamo)

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Mourning Warblers

Field Notes: White-Throated Sparrow, Mourning Warbler and American Crow

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Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 9 and 9:30.  Support for Field Notes comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Black-Billed Cuckoo

Field Notes: Black-Billed Cuckoo, Redstart, Vireo and Chipping Sparrow

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Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 9 and 9:30.  Support for Field Notes comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

(Photo by John Breltsch on Flickr)

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Chestnut-Sided Warbler

Field Notes: Least Flycatcher, Ovenbird and Warblers

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FN_A17.mp34.87 MB

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 9 and 9:30.  Support for Field Notes comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

(Photo by Matt Tillett on Flickr)

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Magnolia Warbler

Field Notes: Warblers and the American Robin

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Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 9 and 9:30.  Support for Field Notes comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

(Photo by Laura Gooch)

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