birds en News Buzz: Decorah Eagle Electrocuted <p>A beloved Iowa eagle was found dead earlier this week. Indy, as his fans called him, a young male eaglet whose hatching was witnessed by thousands online earlier this spring was electrocuted by a power pole on Tuesday. The bird had a large following in the state and across the country; more than 500 people have posted condolences on the Raptor Resource Project’s Facebook page. Host Ben Kieffer speaks with their executive director, Bob Anderson, about what happened to the bird and what can be done to protect these eagles in the future.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:57:16 +0000 Ben Kieffer 43614 at News Buzz: Decorah Eagle Electrocuted Birds of the Upper Midwest <p>Of all the birds that make their home (even for just a season) in Iowa, we may know their common names (sparrow, robin, etc.), but not their scientific names. But the these longer names in Latin tell a lot about the description and behavior of a bird species. This hour, Charity Nebbe speaks with the co-authors of the new book, "The Scientific Nomenclature of Birds in the Upper Midwest," Iowa Citians James Sandrock and Jean Prior.</p><p></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:56:58 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 38214 at Birds of the Upper Midwest News Buzz: A Lawsuit, a Resignation, a (Possible) Fumble, and a Lot of Birds <p>In this &quot;News Buzz&quot; show, hear about a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, the resignation of Senator Kent Sorenson, a passionate response to a football official&#39;s decision, and Iowa&rsquo;s first Globally Important Bird Area.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 20:22:20 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 30115 at News Buzz: A Lawsuit, a Resignation, a (Possible) Fumble, and a Lot of Birds Wildlife Day: Signs of Spring <p>Though half of Iowa is still under a blanket of snow the rivers are swollen, the days are growing longer and spring is definitely on its way. "Talk of Iowa" sits down with wildlife biologist Jim Pease to talk about the signs and songs of spring.</p><p></p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 16:36:52 +0000 Charity Nebbe 17562 at Wildlife Day: Signs of Spring Iowa Young Birders <p>Iowa Young Birders is a new program to get kids outside and develop their interest in birds.&nbsp; Executive director Carl Bendorf says the nonprofit is a first of its kind in the state.</p><p></p> Sat, 25 Aug 2012 16:07:14 +0000 Julie Englander 6928 at Iowa Young Birders