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Field Notes

Field Notes image by Betsy Bowen

Contributor(s): 
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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Ovenbird

Field Notes: Ovenbird, White-Throated Sparrow and Philadelphia 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 Mike's Birds on Flickr)

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Chickadee

Field Notes: Black-Capped Chickadees and Warblers

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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 Eugene Beckes on Flickr)

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Chipping Sparrow

Field Notes: Chipping Sparrows, Nuthatches, Warblers and Kinglets

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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 ptgbirdlover on Flickr)
 

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Hairy Woodpecker

Field Notes: Hairy Woodpeckers, Sparrows and Warblers

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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 Jon Hayes on Flickr)

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Northern Waterthrush

Field Notes: Northern Waterthrush, Kinglets and Warblers

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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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Purple finch/photo from Wikimedia Commons

Field Notes: Purple finch

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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.  Air date Aug. 5,  2010.

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Mink frog/photo from flickr by alumroot

Field Notes: Mink frog

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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.  Air date July 24,  2010.

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Scarlet tanager/photo from flickr by M C Morgan

Field Notes: Scarlet tanager

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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.  Air date July 17,  2010.

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Boreal Chickadee/ photo wikimedia commons

Field Notes: Boreal Chickadee

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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.  Air date July 8,  2010.

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 White-throated sparrow/photo leshoward on flickr

Field Notes: White-throated 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.  Air date July 3,  2010.

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